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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. geoffl1's Avatar
      geoffl1 -
      thats going to be a great addition!
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      The data of the maps can be stores easy on the iphone (8GB) thats allot.

      The US map will barley take up 1GB.

      I don't know about you guys but a 8GB phone is allot of space.
    1. DVB+'s Avatar
      DVB+ -
      it would be nice to use maps on hdd...edge cost is killing me so i started to use sim that has no edge cappability but i wonder if i could use some sort of other gps reciver that requires no edge data.
    1. kstewart71's Avatar
      kstewart71 -
      Was there an answer to power supply question??? A usb connection on the outside ofthe device would suffice to keep the battery charged.
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Cant they just like copy the whole google maps and put it in another app so that we don't have to use edge?
    1. DVB+'s Avatar
      DVB+ -
      It would use too much space to copy Google Maps, perhaps on new generation of Iphone.
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by DVB+ View Post
      It would use too much space to copy Google Maps, perhaps on new generation of Iphone.
      Just copy the map not satellite view. What like 1GB or less who cares better than spending your credit away by using edge.
    1. ArTek's Avatar
      ArTek -
      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??? )
      According to the specs, it has an integrated mini-USB connector for pass thru iphone charging!
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Cool^!!
    1. z0mgitsryan's Avatar
      z0mgitsryan -
      I can't wait till this thing comes out..
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Yeah A GPS is just what an iphone needs.
    1. mr_greedy's Avatar
      mr_greedy -
      Only problem is the Google Maps thing so far.. The Edge data charges will be a bit steep..

      And if you wanna install a proper GPS program... Well... Are there any for the Mac? Or any freeware GPS navigation engines that can be ported?
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by mr_greedy View Post
      Only problem is the Google Maps thing so far.. The Edge data charges will be a bit steep..

      And if you wanna install a proper GPS program... Well... Are there any for the Mac? Or any freeware GPS navigation engines that can be ported?
      Yeah thats what i mean the EDGE charges will kill.

      And no they can have a GPS program on the iphone aswell. But their using google maps.
    1. Turbo's Avatar
      Turbo -
      I think Google will have the GPS triangulation with the towers down more precisely in the coming months, Which will be more than fine for my purposes. A real GPS will of course exceed expectations, so I'll just wait patiently because both cases are "coming soon"

      Dammit future, hurry up and get here.
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Well you can still use EDGE. ^^
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Thats a good idea but, i tried this with Navizon application on my iphone and it works anything like that GPS it do anything without a hardware and its free. I think its great but right now all the iphone needs is an application or hardware that we can use as GPS without wifi.
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Gps = Cool!!!
    1. eye fone's Avatar
      eye fone -
      Google is currently testing this GPS app to work with G-Maps... not sure if there's a version for the iphone....

      here's the link!

      http://www.google.com/gmm/mylocation.html?hl=en
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Its gonna be on the iphone aswell.
    1. DVB+'s Avatar
      DVB+ -
      Hope so