Gyroscope and gps question

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  1. juan370Z macrumors regular

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    I watched the keynote but I don't see the significance of gyro I mean what r we really Going to use it with? Also is the gps in iPhone 4 better like turn by turn like android? In gyroscope does it make gps more precise? Thanks fobthw advice
     
  2. Zinger314 macrumors member

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    Gyroscope is pretty much only for games and augmented reality apps.
     
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    No the iPhone won't have turn by turn gps built in.
     
  4. dmize31287 macrumors regular

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    the turn by turn GPS is all software, the iPhones (minus 2g) all have a capable gps unit for this, but since the software Apple supplies doesn't offer this (more so google supplies), then you can get it by downloading it on the app store.
     
  5. juan370Z thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh wow I tought it had. Better use
     
  6. Downey92 macrumors member

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    The GPS has nothing to do with the gyroscope. It is for use in conjunction with the accelerometer to get 6-axis motion control for better motion controlled games.
     
  7. AbjectEvolution macrumors 6502

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    I for one am a gamer and am extremely excited for the gyroscope.
     
  8. Downey92 macrumors member

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    Yeah the Jenga demo looked fun but if you have to stand up and spin round in circles to play it then it would be quite odd.
     
  9. juan370Z thread starter macrumors regular

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    im kind of new to the iphone because i got my 3gs on june 6 to stay with unlimited but return exchange for the new 32 gig iphone 4 so i havent really used my iphone for gaming. any good gaming apps you can recommend?:)
     
  10. juan370Z thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea thats what i was sayng lol:p what if you are in a plane or car? lol i dont think you can spin in circles in a plane lol
     
  11. AbjectEvolution macrumors 6502

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    Sure... I have tried pretty much every good iPhone game. Here are some of my current favorites...

    Fieldrunners
    Blimp
    HookChamp
    DoodleJump
    Plants Vs Zombies
    Peggle
    Zen Bound

    Just to name a few...
     
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  14. juan370Z thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the advice im going to get a few of them see how gaming is on the iphone.
     
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