GPS on the 3G iPhone Confirmed

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by javadh, May 31, 2008.

  1. javadh macrumors member

    May 13, 2008
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Ok, your title is misleading, and you didn't read the post correctly.

    1) Gizmodo's title has a question mark at the end - showing doubt, rather than confirmation, something your copied title lacks.
    2) Gizmodo is disagreeing with GigaOm's story - and with some reason - they don't go into detail as to how the FCC ruling applies to mandating GPS in all iPhones by June 2008 due to Enhancd 911.

    It's not exactly a long article, so to quote:

    The link, but not comment on it was already posted, though you would easily not have found it, and it deserves a thread, or at least to be added to a current GPS iPhone related thread...
    e.g. via this ( pr this (

    Of note, it's hitTechmeme, so it's likely to get pursued as a story by several people, and come out again on the front page here.
  3. 03sho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2007
    Very very misleading title as it is NOT confirmed.
  4. javadh thread starter macrumors member

    May 13, 2008
    "Even though GigaOM is a reputable source, I'm not ready to buy into iPhone GPS just yet."

    do they seem to be against GigaOM or just not ready to buy into their claim?
  5. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    You forgot to put the "?" at the end of the title just like it is in the article. GPS is not required on cell phones under E911 regulations. Carriers can provide alternate methods of phone location and there are several variations. Even the Red Herring article referred to within the Om Malik article does not reflect that there is any requirement for GPS but he says it does in a linked sentence. He needs to actually read the articles he's citing.

    Even the Broadcom chip contract is dubious. He cites no reference and merely states it as fact. This is the first I've seen that statement made. This is the perfect example of how rumors perpetuate. Google this and you'll see several articles all referring back to this statement by Malik. They're all using him as a reference but he doesn't back up his statment at all. He just throws it in as a sentence in an article with no citation of source.

    In the end, this reference and the original Malik article don't provide anything more than could have been found prior.
  6. javadh thread starter macrumors member

    May 13, 2008
    according to GigaOM its confirmed but Gizmodo hasn't confirmed it, do you believe anything Gizmodo says?
  7. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago

    Although carriers are moving towards GPS, partly because it makes the phone smarter and partly to get better accuracy, it's not required. (Verizon and Sprint use it.)

    ATT is tower based. I believe they use U-TDOA positioning.

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