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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

A Youtube video from claims to demonstrate an iPhone/iPod Touch GPS solution at Cebit 2008.

The demo shows two possible options for GPS integration: a wireless Wifi transmitter and a dock-connector adapter. We think it is only a concept application because the presenter states that it is a prototype and that they need to await an SDK from Apple, and because a similar demo video was posted back on January 9th, 2008.

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macrumors 68040
Apr 13, 2007
So which person was the one with the 10 IQ points, that decided to put LOUD EFFING MUSIC THROUGH THAT ENTIRE VIDEO...



macrumors regular
Aug 21, 2007
I'm sniff'in a SERIOUS need for Bluetooth data connectivity here Apple. o_O


macrumors member
Mar 28, 2007
If it were bluetooth I would go for it. I don't want anything hanging off the end of the phone, and having to go through settings to choose different wifi connections would suck. Hopefully they have GPS embedded in the 3g iphone.


macrumors 68000
Jan 20, 2003
As others have said, the music is so ridiculously loud, distracting, and unecessary, it makes me wonder if they even reviewed this video after it was completed. Regardless, this is a positive indication at the awesome apps to come. My guess TomTom, Garmin, Mio, all the GPS lords will have their hands in the cookie jar! More choice and that's always a good thing! :D


macrumors member
Nov 8, 2007
That reminds me of my first camera phone. It was a motorola that you had to attach the camera to in order to use it. Guess how much the camera got used!

Of course GPS is more useful than a crappy camera, but eh, I don't want a battery drainer attached to the bottom of my phone when really the map app works great already.

Yes, yes, I know some people really want GPS. I bet most who say that don't actually use their maps that often, they just want more functionality just for bragging rights etc. I use it every day to deliver cars and it is great.


macrumors 68000
Jul 9, 2001
London, UK
Hopefully I will be replacing my current GPS with an iPod Touch in June then. :D

While I would prefer the GPS to be built in, I would be perfectly happy with that attachment they show in the video. They will of course need an iPod connector interface at the bottom of that GPS attachment, or you aren't going to be able to plug the power in, when in the car.


macrumors regular
Mar 23, 2006

Nice to see the guys have a sense of humour:

Will locoGPS work in my car? Inside a building? How about a long tunnel? Or on top of a Mugumo tree?
Yes, it should work in your car – especially if it is a convertible. Otherwise you may need to mount/hold the unit by the
windshield as GPS signals don't transmit well through metal. Functionality is limited inside buildings with lots of concrete
and steel, unless you are by a window. Long tunnels can be a problem – but if you find yourself lost in a tunnel follow the light and
you will be just fine.
And yes, we have thoroughly tested locoGPS atop many Mugumo trees and it works great.


macrumors regular
Jan 28, 2008
Rhode Island
I'm sniff'in a SERIOUS need for Bluetooth data connectivity here Apple. o_O

I agree. This is my biggest complaint about the iPod touch -- the lack of Bluetooth. At least the iPhone has that. I use a TomTom via Bluetooth on my Treo 650 at the moment. I'd rather not plug into an iPhone or touch because of battery issues anyway, so an external wireless is cool. WiFi would be required to handle both the iPhone and touch of course. That would make it a pretty interesting product. Lots of non-Apple laptops lack Bluetooth, so that would mean a wireless GPS connection would work for them too.


macrumors 65832
May 30, 2007
Anyone heard anything more about iGo on the iPhone?

I found only old articles about it.

iGo was my favorite navigation app on WM, and it looks much better than TomTom, or Navigon. It also had good and accurate coverage, both in the US and in Europe.


macrumors newbie
Jun 24, 2009
Ofcourse I agree that I have seen that igo is more accurate than other navigational apps.


macrumors 65832
May 30, 2007
iGo My way for iPhone almost here?

Just came across this video.

The poster, NNGglobal, appears to speak for iGo, and when asked about timing, says that "You'll find out very soon ;-)"

This would be a great addition to the iPhone, if my prior experience with iGo is any indication.
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