IDEA: Built-in barometer with weather forecasting

moonman239

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Mar 27, 2009
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Here's an idea for Apple: put a barometer in the iPhone, create an accompanying app that can download a data set that the phone can use to make a one-day forecast.

Maybe in the future, when adding a barometer won't add much thickness to the phone.
 

Interstella5555

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Jun 30, 2008
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Here's an idea for Apple: put a barometer in the iPhone, create an accompanying app that can download a data set that the phone can use to make a one-day forecast.

Maybe in the future, when adding a barometer won't add much thickness to the phone.
Here's an idea...put in an adapter so you can connect a DVD player and watch movies! What's that? Better functionality already exist in the phone? Ahhh, well, at least we can dream.
 

Givmeabrek

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Apr 20, 2009
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Yea, you don't really want the weather, temp, humidity etc. in your pocket?? :eek:

Most weather apps can nail it down to your zip code. Should be good enough. :apple:
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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Oct 27, 2009
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Throw in a laser pointer and a tire gauge then we can talk about adding a barometer. Priority first guys.
 

lifeguard

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There are some Ham Radio Hand Held radio's that have Barometers in them for pretty much the same thing and the are useless
 

kdarling

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The Motorola Xoom tablet already has a barometer chip.

IIRC, it's mostly intended to figure out if you're going upstairs or something along those lines, as these things can be accurate to 2 feet.

As for oldtime weather forecasting via pressure changes, sure, that too.
 
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