iPhone GPS Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TimDeRosa, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. TimDeRosa macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if the new iPhone has voice turn by turn direction?

    Thanks,

    Tim
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Natively, no.

    With TomTom that is supposed to be coming for it (3rd party app you need to buy), yes.
     
  3. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Don't think it does OTB but the TomTom app may well support it. Having TomTom GPS app will be pretty useless without voice t-b-t.
     
  4. TimDeRosa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So is Tom Tom is making a GPS app for the iPhone?

    just wanted to clear that up,

    Thanks
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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  6. iWizzard macrumors regular

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    it might werry well be no problem at all.
     
  7. TimDeRosa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys! Let's hope they allow the software, I would love to mount the iPhone in my car and use it as a GPS device.

    Thanks!

    Tim
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    Will the Tom Tom software also allow for heading up? This is a must when using in a car attached to the windshield and the narrow shape of the iPhone screen.
     
  9. ne0star macrumors regular

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    I'm interested in seeing how good the actual GPS functionality is. It was nigh on useless in my N95. That took ages to get a lock if at all, and you could forget it if you were moving at the time.
     
  10. tttexxan macrumors 6502a

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    Actually on Palms GPS works Ok...Not steller but OK..
    Problem is you have to buy the maps so this is yet an extra cost..
    Your not going to be able to pull up google maps out of the box and see turn by turn directions. You have to buy the GPS map for your area.

    TOMTOM works really well on the palm platform and they will make sure it does on the Iphone as well..


     
  11. geekmommy4 macrumors 6502

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    The cost is my biggest concern. The only example that I've been able to see for TomTom software for Windows Mobile was at least $130. I really like the idea of GPS, but I usually don't need it too much so will have a hard time justifying that much. I know that we have no idea what they will charge, I was just looking for an example.
     
  12. peterja macrumors regular

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    Tomtom allows heading up, but default is 3D view which is better anyway.

    A cheap A-GPS chipset might not be great, hope they found a good one. My current phone has a SiRF Star III which is great.
     

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