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  • Iphone update 2.1 with Turn-by-Turn?
    It seems the new beta 2.1 (not to be confused with update 2.0.1, which will fix some bugs in the current firware) update will add some improvements to the GPS aspect of the phone. The phone will not only know where you are, but what direction you are going and at what speed. I guess we'll have to wait and see.



    cash edit: Here is the release notes for the SDK for 2.1 from an anonymous tip.

    iPhone SDK for iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1 - ReadMe
    iPhone SDK and Xcode 3.1.1 Developer Tools for iPhone OS 2.1

    This is the first beta of the iPhone SDK targeting iPhone OS 2.1, including bug fixes to
    iPhone OS as well as an early implementation of the Apple Push Notification Service
    API. This API is not yet integrated with a live push server.

    Advisories
    NOTE: iPhone SDK will run on Intel-based Macs running Mac OS X v10.5.3 and later.
    • Use iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1 for development only. This new version should only
    be deployed on devices dedicated for iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1 development and
    cannot be used for developing iPhone OS 2.0 applications.
    • Updating devices to iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1. By installing the iPhone OS 2.1
    software beta on your Authorized Test Devices, these Devices are permanently
    “locked” into testing mode and cannot be restored to iPhone OS 2.0.


    iPhone SDK Release Notes for iPhone OS 2.1
    beta 1
    Contents:
    Known Issues
    New Features
    Known Issues
    Documentation
    NEW: iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1 includes a partial documentation set, but there is no complete documentation set
    available for download. You can continue to use iPhone OS 2.0 documentation for existing API and conceptual
    material.
    iPhone Simulator
    iPhone Simulator does not support network home directories.
    The version of Foundation in the simulator platform includes functionality not included in iPhone OS. To ensure
    functionality is not used that is not present on iPhone, check the documentation for availability information.
    UIImage
    FIXED: UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypeCamera displays the camera preview correctly when in portrait
    mode, but results in an image to not be drawn in the provided view.
    FIXED: UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypeCamera results in an image being rotated by 90 degrees when in
    landscape mode in the live camera preview.
    FIXED: When the UIImageJPEGRepresentation or PNGRepresentation function is called, the data that is output
    is always Orientation Right, regardless of the orientation of the passed UIImage.
    You have to specify the image extension to -imageNamed: to get results.
    UIKit
    FIXED: Hiding UINavigationController causes the view to not be resized to fill the entire window when
    rotating.
    7/23/08 16:56
    iPhone SDK Release Notes for iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1
    Page 2 of 4
    file:///Volumes/Corwin/LocalUsers/rollie/Desktop/Outbox/draft_documents/RN-iPhoneSDK/index.html
    FIXED: UIDatePicker shows the wrong date when selecting some dates.
    Applications using UINavigationController cannot be launched in landscape mode.
    UILabel
    Including the degree character in a format string disables text updates to a UILabel object.
    UILabel
    ignores its contentMode property.
    UIScrollView
    After zooming, content inset is ignored and content is left in the wrong position.
    UIStringDrawing
    UILineBreakModeTruncateHead
    and UILineBreakModeMiddleTruncation do not work properly for multiline
    text.
    UITableView
    UITableView ignores separatorStyle and separatorColor.
    FIXED: The list of styles available for UITableView specifies "Indexed" and "Grouped" as the two available
    options; however, the headers and documentation refer to “Indexed” as “Plain”.
    UITextView
    objects embedded inside a UITableViewCell never receive touches.
    It is very, very expensive to customize row heights (via tableView:heightForRowAtIndexPath.
    Unable to resize table wider than the screen.
    UITextField
    UITextField
    cannot be made to resign first responder once offscreen.
    UITextView
    FIXED: UITextView’s loupe ignores the underlying view's background color.
    Setting UITextView.editable to YES should not automatically show the keyboard.
    UIToolbarController
    7/23/08 16:56
    iPhone SDK Release Notes for iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1
    Page 3 of 4
    file:///Volumes/Corwin/LocalUsers/rollie/Desktop/Outbox/draft_documents/RN-iPhoneSDK/index.html
    -[UIToolbarController setSelectionIndex]
    doesn't work for members of the viewControllers array that
    are offscreen.
    UITouch
    UITouch
    is not adjusted when a layer has a transform applied to it.
    UITouch
    does not properly handle multiple taps from multiple fingers.
    An application will not receive UITouchPhaseBegan if a swipe begins on or above the status bar.
    UIView
    Many UIKit controls cannot be resized properly if initialized with a CGRectZero frame.
    animationDidEnd
    fires too soon and can cause animations to stutter if you do too much work in the callback.
    If a view subclass implements -drawRect: then the background color for that view subclass cannot be
    animated.
    UIViewController
    UINavigationController
    won't resize content view automatically if barStyle is changed to/from
    UIBarStyleBlackTranslucent
    .
    If a view is detached from a given UIViewController as a top-level nib object, but connected as an outlet, the
    view's origin is incorrectly moved upwards by approximately 24 pixels.
    UIViewController
    does not support fading to a different view when rotated to landscape.
    UIWebView
    UIViewController
    does not auto-rotate when added to a window that is rotated already.
    Links don't highlight when WebKit is single threaded.
    Media
    MPVolumeView
    cannot be created using Interface Builder. To use an MPVolumeView, create it programmatically as
    you would a normal UIView and call sizeToFit, as follows:
    CGRect frame = CGRectMake(originX, originY, width, 0);
    MPVolumeView *volumeView = [[[MPVolumeView alloc] initWithFrame:frame] autorelease];
    [volumeView sizeToFit];
    [myView addSubview:volumeView];]]
    7/23/08 16:56
    iPhone SDK Release Notes for iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1
    Xcode/Developer Tools
    You may only use .png files for application icons for the device.
    The iPhone SDK is designed for Intel-based Macs and is not supported on PPC-based Macs.
    Xcode and the iPhone SDK only work in 32-bit mode; 64-bit mode is not supported.
    When running and debugging on a device, be sure to turn off Passcode lock.
    Using the Xcode menu Run > Start with Performance Tool > <instrument> does not work even though it is
    enabled. The application is not uploaded to the device. When the application is already present, Instruments
    targets the local machine and "Target failed to start" appears in the tracks.
    Trying to debug two applications at the same time on the same device fails with a broken pipe error in the
    debugger console.
    Instruments will act unpredictably with multiple devices attached.
    New Features
    Apple Push Notification Service
    NEW: The client side APIs for the Apple push notification service, located in UIApplication.h, are included in
    this release.
    NEW: The server side APIs to send notifications from your server application to the Apple push notification
    service will appear in a forthcoming beta release.
    İ 2008 Apple Inc. All Rights Reserved. (Last updated: 2008-07-23)
    Sources:
    IPhone 2.1 Update to Bring Turn-by-Turn GPS? | Gadget Lab from Wired.com
    http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/07/24...functionality/
    iPhone roundup: Apple seeds 2.1 with new GPS features, possible copy/paste, also completely out of phones - Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Iphone update 2.1 with Turn-by-Turn? started by .:MirrorminD:. View original post
    Comments 61 Comments
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Maybe we won't need TomTom or Garmin after all.
    1. rusty778's Avatar
      rusty778 -
      I say shenanigans unless thats a European iPhone, but then why would they be looking up seattle?
    1. .:MirrorminD:.'s Avatar
      .:MirrorminD:. -
      Quote Originally Posted by rusty778 View Post
      I say shenanigans unless thats a European iPhone, but then why would they be looking up seattle?
      There is no actually pic yet, so i just grabbed any pic from google maps, i guess ill remove it so this doesnt happen again
    1. powa's Avatar
      powa -
      i'd say TomTom and Telenav map could still be useful. Consider Apple might still be using Google Map, it doesn't support 3D, and also it requires 3G data. Whereas if TomTom and Telenav are to release their Nav software on iphone, it's possible to have the map being installed into the iphone device and not require 3G data for routing.
    1. bluemax189's Avatar
      bluemax189 -
      ill still be grabbing tomtom or telenav, which ever comes first. Google maps is nice, but the 3d turn by turn is alot more useful imo.
    1. pfcfury's Avatar
      pfcfury -
      Quote Originally Posted by powa View Post
      i'd say TomTom and Telenav map could still be useful. Consider Apple might still be using Google Map, it doesn't support 3D, and also it requires 3G data. Whereas if TomTom and Telenav are to release their Nav software on iphone, it's possible to have the map being installed into the iphone device and not require 3G data for routing.
      That is GIGS of info. The Cadillac and other DVD navs run in cars are done on 3 Seperate DVDs divided into 3 Regions around 7.9 gigs of maps on each region which is East Coast, Mid West, and West Coast. I mean I dont think that would be pulled off. Theres alot of data there.

      I think 3G will need to be implemented unless they figure out how to compress all that data.
    1. pingwhen's Avatar
      pingwhen -
      Wooot I love update
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Mmmm, turn by turn.
    1. xfsasx's Avatar
      xfsasx -
      tomtom maps are less than 1gb for the usa if you take out the Canada maps
    1. babybia175's Avatar
      babybia175 -
      why don't they just partner with tomtom and get it overwith, it's probably going to happen eventually, DO IT NOW. i just updated my 1st gen phone to 2.0 yesterday and now i want more stuff for it. it made it feel like a brand new phone! love it!
    1. brianiino's Avatar
      brianiino -
      dude i just Pwned my 3G and now theres another update... sheesh... ima be fine with not knowing how fast im going.. :P
    1. babybia175's Avatar
      babybia175 -
      Quote Originally Posted by brianiino View Post
      dude i just Pwned my 3G and now theres another update... sheesh... ima be fine with not knowing how fast im going.. :P
      i'm with you on this one. i don't need a secondary speedo gauge...
    1. lostwhiteboyy's Avatar
      lostwhiteboyy -
      so then i guess that means wed have to hope that the new pwn works on the new firware for jailbreaking?
    1. Numberzz's Avatar
      Numberzz -
      I probably wouldn't be using it very much. I usually can just look at where I am in relation to the place I am going and I can usually find my way.
    1. coreym@cfl.rr.com's Avatar
      LOL I was just playing with maps last night it is pretty cool the blinking pin followed me around my house pretty good actually I was surprised. Although at one point it kept moving even though I was standing still I went form my bedroom to my backyard and wandered around well the pin did anyhow
      it was fairly accurate already. but this would be awesome!!
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      That's nice, but one thing I wish Maps could do in the 2G phones is that when you're following directions, you have to push the arrow for the next step. Hitting that arrow while driving is annoying, so it would be awesome if during direction mode you could hit anywhere for the next step.
    1. Kalison's Avatar
      Kalison -
      Quote Originally Posted by pfcfury View Post
      That is GIGS of info. The Cadillac and other DVD navs run in cars are done on 3 Seperate DVDs divided into 3 Regions around 7.9 gigs of maps on each region which is East Coast, Mid West, and West Coast. I mean I dont think that would be pulled off. Theres alot of data there.

      I think 3G will need to be implemented unless they figure out how to compress all that data.
      Teleatlas maps and Navteq maps for the US around 2gbs... which include speech files and POIs.

      I doubt if the iPhone is going to use TomTom will it be using Google maps, as Google maps use Navteq maps... TomTom uses Teleatlas... these two are competing mapping companies.

      My guess is, the app could be close to a 1.5-2.0gb download and cost around 69-80 dollars (going rate for newest navteq and teleatlas maps).
    1. stunna2095's Avatar
      stunna2095 -
      this is great..it just keeps getting better
    1. Xtremeiphone's Avatar
      Xtremeiphone -
      nice !
    1. darius359's Avatar
      darius359 -
      i still think that the GPS is mostly useful while walking around. i don't want to have to rely on holding the phone when i'm driving. it's easier and safer to use a mounted device regardless of how cool our iphones are