Apple is looking to conquer its next new market with the new iPhone 3Gs: satnav.
It has combined with TomTom to provide a navigation application for the iPhone that will allow users to replace their in-car satellite navigation with the new handset.
It capitalises on the compass on the new iPhone 3Gs, and combines with Google maps and GPS already on the device
It will use a version of TomTom’s turn-by-turn navigation software, including routes and maps, and a car kit for the iPhone with secure docking, enhanced GPS, hands-free calling and in-car charging.
The move will be a source of frustration for Nokia, which spent in excess of $8bn (£5bn) buying Navteq in October 2007, which supplies Nokia Maps, in a bid to become the leader in mobile navigation.
The application will be available via Apple’s application store and will be available from later this summer. The two new iPhones, which are upgraded with the latest OS 3.0 software, will be available on O2 from 19 June.