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  • iOS 4.3 Transfers GPS Data to Tethered iOS Devices


    Among the most exciting features of this month's iOS 4.3 software update was the addition of the personal hotspot feature. This allows users to tether their devices to the 3G connection of their iPhone. Many users are reporting however, that when an iPad running iOS 4.3 is tethered to an iPhone, the iPhone also transmits its GPS coordinates. This allows iPod Touches, and Wi-Fi only iPad models (which do not have GPS built-in) to function almost identically to the 3G-equipped model.

    Using an iPhone as a personal hotspot, although a new feature for GSM phones, was introduced in iOS 4.2.6 (the current software for the CDMA iPhone 4) jailbroken iDevices have been able to tether for a quite a while using popular tethering apps such as MyWi. Although GPS tethering is a welcomed new additional feature, so that users' Wi-Fi iPads or iPod Touches can have nearly identical internet and geographical capabilities of the iPhone or 3G iPad.

    It should be noted that in order for GPS tethering to work, the iPhone must be running iOS 4.3, as must the iPad or iPod touch. That means GPS tethering will not work with older iDevices, or devices that have not updated to the latest software.

    We have also confirmed with Intelliborn, the makers of MyWi, that GPS tethering also works via their software, so long as the devices in use are all on iOS 4.3. There is a small downside, the GPS coordinates do have some lag time, around sixty seconds under normal conditions. Regardless, this seems like an great new feature that enhances an already exciting software addition in iOS 4.3

    Source:
    GadgetVenture
    Intelliborn
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 4.3 Transfers GPS Data to Tethered iOS Devices started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. skeels's Avatar
      skeels -
      FYI: In some cases, while testing this, I had to "kill locationd" (or for simplicity, reboot) on the iPad side. Just a side tip for any users who have issues. Not sure why (I'm assuming Apple's bug)
    1. gustovier's Avatar
      gustovier -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      I haz 4.3 and running MyWi and I haven't noticed the gps coordinates update on the map :-(

      UHh how are you and intelliborn able to run mywi on 4.3 when it's not jail broken yet...
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      yes it is, it's just a tethered jailbreak.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I can tether my iPod to my Palm Pre and get my location on Maps, too. So, I don't think this is a new or unique feature.
    1. Kupe's Avatar
      Kupe -
      60 second lag? Yikes! 60 seconds at 60mph is one mile. Guess we're not going to use that for turn-by-turn navigation, that's for sure!
    1. DaMan05's Avatar
      DaMan05 -
      Ummmm this has worked for me for a long time...?

      If I use MyWi on my iPhone 4 at 4.1, I can get exact position on a tethered iPod Touch.
    1. sucram6791's Avatar
      sucram6791 -
      this was discovered a week ago but awesome nonetheless
    1. Tfost's Avatar
      Tfost -
      Interesting.. 4.2.1 already does this for me
    1. nolin830's Avatar
      nolin830 -
      Is possible to use a bluetooth gps receiver with the iPad 2 ?
    1. johnmarshall4's Avatar
      johnmarshall4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      well the previous video shows compass information, how do you explain that
      I'm sorry I don't understand your comment. You do know that the Wi-Fi iPad has a compass right?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      The lag is no good, especially if your driving down a fast busy street, that minute is way too long. Its cool that it works for it but that lag is no bueno.
    1. sane's Avatar
      sane -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      so you're one of those a-holes jamming up the cell towers trying to play black ops on your ps3 through mywi. i hope at&t finds you and bills the sh*t out of you!

      i don't care if you were grandfathered in with your unlimited data like i was. that's just f*ckin abuse man.
      If AT&T sells unlimited data plans then they'd better have the bandwidth. Otherwise its false advertising.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I think it's crazy that they charge you again for an additional data plan, instead of incorporating it into your existing data plan. Pretty soon data plans will co$t more than voice hahaha! Oh well its the nature of the game. I'll stick with MyWi...why pay $20 a month, when you can pay a one time fee...NO BRAINER :]
    1. chad daddy's Avatar
      chad daddy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Assassination View Post
      Why can't it connect to GAME SYSTEMS?!! HELP! no side questions!
      it does I had my i4 tether my xbox
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gustovier View Post
      UHh how are you and intelliborn able to run mywi on 4.3 when it's not jail broken yet...
      Search snowbreeze beta and u shall know how me and intelliborn have been rocking it
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by iGoof View Post
      pretty cool, I don't know what the point of this is but cool never the less.
      If you are running a program that needs gps like maps or starwalk on your iPad, tether your iPhone and the iPhone becomes a gps dongle. Very cool!
    1. TTGator's Avatar
      TTGator -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      Search snowbreeze beta and u shall know how me and intelliborn have been rocking it
      I see that it works for the iPad, but I can't tell if it's for the iPad 2 as well. Do you know?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      I might just go in on an iPad for the car now. First gen of course cuz it's cheaper! Hopefully we get some tweaks so that we can actually use apps like navigon (unless we already can?) on the iPad using this feature.

      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      so you're one of those a-holes jamming up the cell towers trying to play black ops on your ps3 through mywi. i hope at&t finds you and bills the sh*t out of you!

      i don't care if you were grandfathered in with your unlimited data like i was. that's just f*ckin abuse man.
      While his actions are certainly questionable, consider how much bandwidth gaming takes. It more about latency than a ton of data thrown back and forth. It hardly warrants your childish potty-mouthed tyrade.
    1. DaMan05's Avatar
      DaMan05 -
      If you are paying for unlimited, you are entitled to unlimited, and can use it as you see fit. It is up to AT&T to cope with the load.

      I have a 6GB data plan on Rogers. I don't even use WiFi at home because I'm entitled to use those 6GB. Plus Rogers 3G (6/3) is faster than my home 4/1.