TomTom will continue to provide data for Apple Maps

Amsterdam-based TomTom will keep providing data to Apple for use in its Maps app. TomTom revealed the news in an extremely brief press release (opens in new tab):

TomTom has renewed and extended its global agreement with Apple for maps and related information. No further details of the agreement will be provided.

This news comes on the heels of Apple "confirming" on Sunday that it has acquired GPS company Coherent Navigation, in an apparent move to improve its mapping technology.

Source: TomTom (opens in new tab)

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  • C'mon Apple... Bust open the checkbook and just buy HERE(f.k.a. Navteq) from Nokia and be done with it... :)
  • I second this motion. Sent from the iMore App
  • Of course they could also just buy TomTom...
  • Though, I wonder, is HERE as global as TomTom? Even if not, no reason they couldn't have both! AAPL certainly has the capital to buy HERE and expand it, if needed. Sent from the iMore App
  • HERE...formerly known as Navteq has been a global cartographic data provider supplying maps and more to the likes of Garmin and other stand alone GPS device makers for years...
  • Agreed. Sent from the iMore App
  • Microsoft already offered to buy HERE Sent from the iMore App
  • How about just buy TomTom instead?
  • What I find really odd about this news.
    I have Tom Tom with the latest maps. Why does it constantly give more accurate results than Apple Craps?
  • All I have to say is that tom-tom maps SUCKS! Apple should've gone with Garmin maps or even Magellan maps which are far superior to tom-tom! Sent from the iMore App
  • I hear a lot of foreigners saying that. Especially the ones from South Africa.
  • This would seemingly end the speculation of Apple buying Nokia's Here maps. For better or worse....