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  • Real GPS on the iPhone
    It's coming, and it works.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY8OxHeNKfY"]YouTube - GPS on the Iphone[/ame]

    Well you all heard about the tomtom iphone rumor. This one is real. The guys over are partfounry have created a gps that plugs into the sync port to provide your iphone with gps capabilities (with a native app of course).

    While it is not released yet they are taking preorders for $89 on their site.

    [via intomobile | thanks youiphone]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Real GPS on the iPhone started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 60 Comments
    1. xplod4202's Avatar
      xplod4202 -
      $100 for it, kind of steep doesn't it?
    1. stlcaddie's Avatar
      stlcaddie -
      im sure it will come with some kind of maps
    1. akosko01's Avatar
      akosko01 -
      I wonder if we will be able to use a bluetooth gps reciever. BTW has anyone heard anything about unlocking the bluetooth on the iphone to use stereo bluetooth?
    1. hungquocle's Avatar
      hungquocle -
      Quote Originally Posted by akosko01 View Post
      I wonder if we will be able to use a bluetooth gps reciever. BTW has anyone heard anything about unlocking the bluetooth on the iphone to use stereo bluetooth?
      I agreed, Bluetooth gps reciever would be 1# choice for us.
    1. Biznotch's Avatar
      Biznotch -
      Quote Originally Posted by mofolo View Post
      damnit why the hell couldn't apple put the damn GPS into the phone!?
      Maybe with Built in maps too!? Gee, Edge is so expensive. Now i have to pay 89$ and service fees for edge...

      Screw this im going to Nokia.......



      ...
      ...
      hahaha, no im not.



      No its not. It's called Update your phone to 1.1.1 Or higher and install more then 4 3rdparty applications.

      That Flick thing is inbuilt from apple.
      no its not...summerboard still has to be installed, its just that most jailbreak methods pre-install summerboard when they jailbreak the phones (those with 1.1.1 and higher)

      its not built in from apple, but 1.1.1 stopped summerboard from scrolling up and down, and is now forcing summerboard to switch screens like the weather app.

      in such case - this is for a completely different thread
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      I hope this will have 3D map view and voice prompts.
    1. shawn o's Avatar
      shawn o -
      Until they can GUARANTEE this will work with current firmware and all future firmware updates, I wouldn't spend even a $1.00 for it....
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Dude the firmware doesn't really matter if you can use your 3rd party apps then you can use this.
    1. davalos's Avatar
      davalos -
      this is shot in Burbank California, I live here. Magnolia and Hollywood way is 5 min from my house. At least I can save on shipping, I'll just go pick it up.

      Very cool, I'm sure once the SDK comes out, there will be more choices at hopefully competitive prices.
    1. drunknbass's Avatar
      drunknbass -
      as far as i know this has a connector on the bottom t charge the phone while the unit is installed.
      any and all features are dependent on software, not the gps device.
      if you have any ideas for unique GPS applications you can voice your opinions here.

      http://www.monsterandfriends.com/?q=node/60
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Yeah the GPS device just receives coordinates. ^^
    1. esko032's Avatar
      esko032 -
      Will the app have an auto refresh for turn by turn?
    1. CodyR1951's Avatar
      CodyR1951 -
      ***Pre-Ordered****
      I'm looking forward to some of the apps that people are already developing for it!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by esko032 View Post
      Will the app have an auto refresh for turn by turn?
      As of right now, no, but people are developing apps for it that may have T-B-T directions.
    1. todesto's Avatar
      todesto -
      Quote Originally Posted by CodyR1951 View Post
      As of right now, no, but people are developing apps for it that may have T-B-T directions.

      Looks like I need to hold onto my Holux BT GPS receiver. From reading this thread, it looks like iphone will pair with my BT receiver someday.
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      I still prefer the TOMTOM way, and hope they make a port. Auto updating maps through the Maps.app would use massive amounts of data. With TOMTOM, the Map is stored on the device, only takes up about 1GB for all of North America
    1. stereo313's Avatar
      stereo313 -
      if it had bluetooth gps antenna i would get it
    1. djanimay's Avatar
      djanimay -
      Quote Originally Posted by hungquocle View Post
      1/ No Power Connector to keep the Iphone alive for a couple hours if we're on a long trip. ( after plugging GPS chip??? )

      That was what i was gonna post, will it be CHARGE compatible?

      -M@
    1. medafor's Avatar
      medafor -
      Great job developers. Hope this will work without a jailbroken phone in the future. Who the hell would be dumb enough to PREORDER. The requirements for the product says "jailbroken iphone". Release date is February 2008. Who knows what the iphone will be in 3 months. They might not be able to update the device to work with future firmwares. We may have official games from Apple, GPS devices that do not require a jailbroken iphone. What if a uber update comes out?
    1. hungquocle's Avatar
      hungquocle -
      Quote Originally Posted by djanimay View Post
      That was what i was gonna post, will it be CHARGE compatible?

      -M@
      I just read the info on official site. it had usb mini to charge the iphone after plugging the GPS device
    1. kys's Avatar
      kys -
      For a first blush, I think it's great!