iPhone GPS

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by oOSpOOkYOo, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2007
    I don't know why this never crossed my mind, or why I haven't seen anyone else really mention it (haven't searched the forum btw), but essentially if someone could un-cripple (is this at all feasible?) the bluetooth on the iPhone and also write some program, couldn't we use a fairly cheap, ~$45, bluetooth GPS receiver to get REAL GPS functionality?

  2. macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    I'm sure there will be a 3rd party dock port connector GPS device out at some time.

    Honestly I need to know where I'm going, I already know where I am.
  3. macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Valencia, CA
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2005
    I was veryyy upset that GPS was not included (or any way of providing live-updating turn-by-turn directions) but then after just several minutes on the google maps app, I was so impressed by the wealth of information provided (far more than my car's nav system) that I am more than fine without it! Having an actual picture of the destination is very useful!
  5. macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    Nope, I liked no GPS so that the battery life would last a lot longer in fact :) Last night I ran out of batteries completely :). :apple:
  6. macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2007
    A little more pricey but a GPS option

    I have the Garmin Nuvi 360 GPS unit $450.00.

    It has Bluetooth for HANDS FREE calling and will sync to your iPHONE and upload your contacts to the Garmin. It also has a FM transmitter so I can play calls through my car stereo. It also has a mic that works great.

    I have GPS, Bluetooth calling and when I hook the iPHONE to the iPHONE adptor I have on my Murano I can listen to music through the stereo and when a call comes in the iPHONE mutes itself.

    The Grmin is very small and works great.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    The iPhone doesn't need GPS. It already has locational technology built-in, as do every mobile phone sold in the US since March of 2002.

    Wonder if Apple will enable us to use it for other than 911 calls?
  8. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    a GPS just lets the men in black helicopters find you more easily.

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