IDEA: Built-in barometer with weather forecasting

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by moonman239, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    A barometer that's stored in your pocket or purse is not going to be very accurate.
     
  3. brvheart macrumors 6502

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    not to mention that most weather apps do this local to where are already....
     
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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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:
     
  6. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Throw in a laser pointer and a tire gauge then we can talk about adding a barometer. Priority first guys.
     
  7. lifeguard macrumors 6502

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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
     
  8. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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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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