Iphone has gps receiver?!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by frankiechan1, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. frankiechan1 macrumors member

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    ok so i was chatting wit my friend right this afternoon n he showed me how his iphone has a turn-by turn guidance.... i was like wtf what program u using? he said it was gpsx i tried it as well but it take a loooooooooooooooong time to get the maps but he said as long as i have a gps software that has the offline maps wit it.... i can do turn by turn gps without a problem... this hasnt been mentioned yet because of the software licensing problem that apple has wit the companies....

    so how is this true? because i really need a gps-enabled fone n this is the reason why im gunna switch to n97..... but before that i just wanna make sure because i love my iphone
     
  2. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 3G and 3GS have GPS, but it requires internet to load the maps, so if you are outside of wifi you will need a data plan. The 1st gen iphone does not have GPS. And I agree with kmpowell, lol.
     
  3. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 3G has had GPS for a year now. Where have you been?
     
  4. frankiechan1 thread starter macrumors member

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    ii thot it onli has a-gps since it doesnt support turn by turn guidance
     
  5. memesmith macrumors regular

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    a-gps means Assited GPS, which is to say that while fetching a true location from GPS satalites, it polls the local cell tower for a general location, meaning is faster that the N97 you were thinking of.

    At least two companies are about to produce turn-by-turn software with maps included so you don't have to rely on a data signal.
     
  6. frankiechan1 thread starter macrumors member

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    yea i heard that tomtom is making one.... now im just waiting fori t.....
     

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