iPhone GPS

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Jul 10, 2007
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I don't know why this never crossed my mind, or why I haven't seen anyone else really mention it (haven't searched the forum btw), but essentially if someone could un-cripple (is this at all feasible?) the bluetooth on the iPhone and also write some program, couldn't we use a fairly cheap, ~$45, bluetooth GPS receiver to get REAL GPS functionality?

-Steve
 

roland.g

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Apr 11, 2005
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I'm sure there will be a 3rd party dock port connector GPS device out at some time.

Honestly I need to know where I'm going, I already know where I am.
 

SRSound

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Jun 7, 2005
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I was veryyy upset that GPS was not included (or any way of providing live-updating turn-by-turn directions) but then after just several minutes on the google maps app, I was so impressed by the wealth of information provided (far more than my car's nav system) that I am more than fine without it! Having an actual picture of the destination is very useful!
 

llarson

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Jul 1, 2007
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A little more pricey but a GPS option

I have the Garmin Nuvi 360 GPS unit $450.00.

It has Bluetooth for HANDS FREE calling and will sync to your iPHONE and upload your contacts to the Garmin. It also has a FM transmitter so I can play calls through my car stereo. It also has a mic that works great.

I have GPS, Bluetooth calling and when I hook the iPHONE to the iPHONE adptor I have on my Murano I can listen to music through the stereo and when a call comes in the iPHONE mutes itself.

The Grmin is very small and works great.
 

patrick0brien

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The iPhone doesn't need GPS. It already has locational technology built-in, as do every mobile phone sold in the US since March of 2002.

Wonder if Apple will enable us to use it for other than 911 calls?