iPhone 3gs compass Screen shot location

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  1. cyberguyiphone macrumors member

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    I was just recently looking at the new iPhone 3GS screenshot of the compass application. The location given by the Lat/long on the screen locates to a random location in the middle of China. Weird, I would think they would have made it a coordinate in cupertino. Any one else notice this?
     
  2. nickburns macrumors newbie

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  3. racers macrumors regular

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  5. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    they probably thought no one would check such a thing!
     
  6. Justinm59 macrumors regular

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    Now you just need to fly there and dig up the buried treasure.
     
  7. cachehog macrumors newbie

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    That's really strange... but if you put a minus sign in front of the 122, suddenly that puts you in the Silicon Valley, just a couple of miles from downtown Cupertino. :)
     
  8. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    The compass has a location of 37° 19 Min. 55 Sec. N and 122° 1 Min. 46 Sec W

    this is
    Latitude: 37° 19 Min. 55 Sec.
    Longitude: minus 122° 1 Min. 46 Sec.
    as cachehog said, so the location is in fact in Cupertino - but not just Cupertino, it is Infinite Loop, Cupertino, Apple's HQ
    http://atlas.mapquest.com/maps/map....9&latsec=55&longdeg=-122&longmin=1&longsec=46

    [​IMG]
     
  9. MegaV1 macrumors newbie

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    I was in Sydney, Australia and my dad's iPhone said we were in Germany
     
  10. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    thats not the kind of thing the OP was talking about..
     

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