Confused about GPS

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

  1. pixeler macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  6. pixeler thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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

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    Appreciate the info! I checked out the current version and it has great potential.
     

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