Confused about GPS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pixeler, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. pixeler macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    I just got an iPhone recently and after using the Maps directions for the first time today I was pretty disappointed. Previously, I had used Telenav on my Sprint phone which provided turn-by-turn voice directions. This is necessary while driving so you can just put the phone down and pay attention to the road. I tried to do some research on the web but came across some conflicting information on GPS navigation. Some sites had a "jailbreak" option and others announced turn-by-turn nav coming soon.

    I'm confused... can someone tell me if this is possible or not?
  2. AlecMyrddyn macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Not at present. I believe there's a GPS app in the App Store, but it doesn't provide turn-by-turn voice prompts. Nothing currently does. There's been a lot of talk about TomTom supposedly having something ready, but that Apple refuses to authorize it, but it's all rumor. Only Apple and the developers know for sure.

    This is a pretty well-known limitation of the iPhone, I'm surprised you didn't learn about it before purchasing.
  3. iHarrison macrumors regular


    Feb 16, 2009
    Madison, Wis.
    yea....Apple has been pretty lame about working with other providers of GPS to get something great for the iPhone. I personally think that maps is still great, but I'd like the turn by turn as well...
  4. dZp macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2006
  5. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2008
  6. pixeler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    Thanks, so I assume Apple is doing this because they feel this is their killer app for the iPhone?
  7. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    well that xgps app is for jailbroken iphones only. so obviously not.
  8. RDL macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Harlem World USA
    Appreciate the info! I checked out the current version and it has great potential.

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