TomTom iPhone car kit now in US, UK, EU

TomTom's car mounting cradle for iPhone has been quietly snuck into the Apple Store. Unfortunately for us antipodeans, though, that's overseas Apple Stores, not the local version.

TomTom's car mounting cradle for iPhone has been quietly snuck into the Apple Store. Unfortunately for us antipodeans, though, that's overseas Apple Stores, not the local version.

(Credit: TomTom)

Retailing for US$120 (AU$130) in the States, £100 (AU$177) in the UK and €100 (AU$162) in Europe, inclusive of shipping, the car kit includes an updated GPS receiver, speaker and microphone, as well as a 12-volt charger. It unfortunately doesn't include a copy of the app, which retails for AU$100, pushing the cost well into price range of an entry-level stand-alone GPS.

According to TomTom's US representatives, the Apple Store product page is for pre-orders and TomTom US has not yet announced a specific date for the product's availability. If Apple's claim that the product ships in two to three weeks is true, Americans should be seeing the kit sooner rather than later. Poms and Europeans will have to wait a little bit longer, as shipping times are estimated at between four and six weeks for them.

We're still waiting to hear back from TomTom Australia as to when the kit will be available locally.

First spotted at CNET US' Car Tech blog

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