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  • Want GPS on your 1st Gen? Coming Soon for $75


    In the past various companies have claimed to be developing a GPS module to plug into the bottom of your 1st generation iPhone. Finally after all the wait Orange Gadgets is preparing to release the first GPS plug-in for the first gen iPhone.

    Included with the GPS module is a 6ft USB-A to micro USB-B cable for on-the-go or at home charging. With this cable you will be able to charge your iPhone or iPod touch while the module is plugged into your handheld device. A suitable USB car charger, USB wall charger or USB desktop/laptop port is required for this functionality (not included). The cable and the GPS device come together for the price of $75 + shipping.

    It appears the GPS module will communicate with a 3rd party app along with google maps if the images on their site are any indication. It is currently not clear whether or not you need to have a jailbroken phone to use the GPS module but if I were to take a shot in the dark I'd say probably yes.



    For those of you interested in this product you can pre-order here.

    [orangegadgets via theiphoneblog]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Want GPS on your 1st Gen? Coming Soon for $75 started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      As long as its not priced stupidly high like all Apple products I think it will make the iPhone 2G more appealing now.
      As soon as TomTom comes out for iPhone then I will get it.
    1. mwr_allen's Avatar
      mwr_allen -
      How far is TomTom away from releasing their app for the iPhone??
      They said quite a long time ago that "they tested their app on the iPhone and it worked" so where is it??
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Sounds like a decent idea... however, until there's good GPS software for the iPhone, I'll just stick with a true GPS device.
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      I wonder how bulky it is in comparison to. We can't see it on the device but it looks like it'll make it the size if a tv remote.LOL. I wanna see my options.... Where is tomtom?

      Come to think of it u can buy a gps that stays in the car for around the same price right???
    1. heath_rox's Avatar
      heath_rox -
      Quote Originally Posted by mwr_allen View Post
      How far is TomTom away from releasing their app for the iPhone??
      They said quite a long time ago that "they tested their app on the iPhone and it worked" so where is it??
      its never coming apple wont let them
    1. nycdiplomat's Avatar
      nycdiplomat -
      i dont need GPS that bad on the iphone, good lord! It should have been included in the initial release for as much as the 1st gen was.
    1. chris52204's Avatar
      chris52204 -
      All if have to say is be careful with this site. The trust certificate is from a completely different website. So I would watch what info you give them.
    1. ryanean's Avatar
      ryanean -
      Quote Originally Posted by chris52204 View Post
      All if have to say is be careful with this site. The trust certificate is from a completely different website. So I would watch what info you give them.

      Which site are you talking about? Orange or TheiPhoneBlog?
    1. chi_towner1's Avatar
      chi_towner1 -




      yea i think its awesome i have been following this project since march and set my preorder (#323) and i already order it the day the store opened up. It will work for ANY JAILBROKEN iPhone, and ipod touch. the new iTouch will work with it as well (wen ever it is jailbroken) but currently it works wit iPhone (1st gen), iTouch (1st gen), and the 3G iPhone so long as these devices are Jailbroken. As far as maps go you gotta add this cydia source

      Index of /iphone

      to your device and download watever map.but all in all good product a lil on the pricey side but they are only making 1000 (so faR) they have already started shipping ! and now if we can just get these icontrolpad guys to hustle i bet these devices would be pretty freaking cool

      sryy so long
    1. isaiahawk's Avatar
      isaiahawk -
      you do need a jailbroken iphone/ipod touch, and it is not the maps either, just the hardware. you have to go to another site to download the maps
    1. sogo's Avatar
      sogo -
      Why can't they make it wireless so it can just sit in your pocket?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      This is alright. For the price you may as well get a dedicated GPS unit (well ok a few bucks more)
    1. chris52204's Avatar
      chris52204 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ryanean View Post
      Which site are you talking about? Orange or TheiPhoneBlog?

      The link where it says pre-order here. The orange gadget one.
    1. Nukie's Avatar
      Nukie -
      I would be leary of pre-ordering anything that has not been reviewed or tested. And their website not having a valid security certificate does not bode well to me. And they are only making 1,000. I am just saying buyer beware. Too many red flags for my taste.
    1. happyjam64's Avatar
      happyjam64 -
      for those who don't believe this, check the orange gadgets blog
      In the making: GPS for the iPhone and iPod Touch
      btw, you don't have to pre-order anymore, they are shipping the modules
    1. chris52204's Avatar
      chris52204 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nukie View Post
      I would be leary of pre-ordering anything that has not been reviewed or tested. And their website not having a valid security certificate does not bode well to me. And they are only making 1,000. I am just saying buyer beware. Too many red flags for my taste.
      If they are only selling 1,000 then yeah it's gotta be a scam. You can make tons of money selling this item, who in there right mind is gonna say I only need to make 5 grand in profit so I'm gonna stop selling these even though they sell like hot cakes???

      Kind of reminds me when everybody wanted an unlock for the 1.1.2 phone and the unlock was mysterious found and being sold.
    1. happyjam64's Avatar
      happyjam64 -
      i must disigree with you, chris52204. if this really was a scam, then why would this guy (yes, only one guy devoleped this product) post all his findings in his blog? Also, who said these things were selling like hot-cakes? There is only limited quantity (for now) due to little demand with the release of the iphone 3G. If you cared to read his blog, you would see this isn't the first GPS for module for the iphone 1st gen.
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      Quote Originally Posted by heath_rox View Post
      its never coming apple wont let them
      then why dont they release it for jailbroken iphones?????? I want it badly
    1. integra93_4's Avatar
      integra93_4 -
      I would be great if they can incorporate 3G into it too, then it's all set. That way if 4G or 5G come out in the future. We just have to buy the plug in instead of buying the whole new phone.

      Integra93_4
    1. chi_towner1's Avatar
      chi_towner1 -
      GUYS !!!! it works for ANY JAILBROKEN IPHONE 2G 3G ect. so long as it is JAILBROKEN it works