Apple CarPlay: iOS 12 will finally let you use Google Maps, Waze

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Since Apple CarPlay launched in 2014, Apple iOS users have been forced to use Apple Maps for navigation. That will finally change with iOS 12, which allows users to pick whatever third-party mapping apps they wish to use for navigation.

CarPlay is Apple’s system for putting select iOS apps in a driver-friendly format on a vehicle’s in-built display, helping drivers make calls, reply to messages, stream music, and get navigation assistance.

Announcing third-party navigation support at WWDC on Monday, Apple showed an image of the CarPlay interface with Google Maps, Google-owned Waze, and Autonavi Navigation, a Chinese app.

This will be good news for the many iOS users who…

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