How much would GPS add to cost of ipod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by BenK01, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. BenK01 macrumors newbie

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    With the iphone getting built-in GPS, will Apple add GPS hardware to the ipod touch? What would that add to the cost of the touch? That would be a great additional feature, IMO. I'm looking to buy a touch for my wife to use as her PDA, but I'd wait if I thought Apple was about to add hardware GPS.
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    The iPhone got GPS because it needs that to compete in the market, not because they just felt like giving it a bonus. However, the iPod has no need for it and will still sell well even without GPS. I think that you'd be fine to buy it now, as I honestly don't see GPS coming in the next few years.
     
  3. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

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    If you want GPS, get the iPhone. They won't add it to touch because that will take away from the iPhone.
     
  4. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    About $10. See this link.

    Only time will tell if any MP3 player gets the GPS chip. Something that already has wifi and google maps is the best candidate for it. I wouldn't count on Apple putting GPS in the Touch, but they have surprised me before.
     
  5. BenK01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If not Apple, might a 3rd party add on give the same GPS capability as the iphone 2? (While they're at it, how about a camera and microphone, too?)
     
  6. Kohkane macrumors 6502a

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    Last time I checked the iphone already had that :rolleyes:
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    some of us have cell phone contracts and dont wish to get an iphone

    nothing wrong with wanting caabilities with the touch

    sheesh some people:rolleyes:
     

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