Gps

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

  1. americaskate macrumors member

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    Hey,
    I know nothing is "known" about a GPS being in the iPhone.
    But, if the iPhone were to have a GPS would we mostly likely
    have to pay a subscription for it like some blackberry's?
    or would it be free?
     
  2. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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    You answered your own question by saying that nothing is known about GPS....

    Just wait until June 9th, I don't think they would make us pay honestly, maybe a couple bucks a month....
     
  3. zmit macrumors regular

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    GPS is HARDWARE! if its built into the phone, they cant charge.

    only for the software. but if there will be plenty of alternatives if you want to go down the track of unlocking and jailbreaking it.
     
  4. americaskate thread starter macrumors member

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    I meant what's "likely". Compared to what other phones are currently doing.
    Can apple even make it free? etc.
     
  5. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    even on BB, you can use GPS with Google Maps for free without having to have for Telenav so I would assume you could do the same if GPS is available on the new iPhone.

    Since Locate Me is already part of the iPhone feature, I can see Apple doing a joint thing with Google again.
     
  6. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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    iphone 2.0 MUST have GPS if it is to be considered a credible contender to Blackberry and Nokia. If it doesn't have it I don't rate apples long term chances with iphone.

    They can only rely on the awesome multi touch interface so much.

    I would be very very surprised if it doesn't have real GPS. The locate me thing is a bit mickey mouse and wouldn't work in outback Australia.
     
  7. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Uhuh.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=491245&highlight=iphone+gps
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=491009&highlight=iphone+gps
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=488094&highlight=iphone+gps
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=484609&highlight=iphone+gps

    There is a lot possible, and rumoured about GPS. No need for a duplicate thread
     

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