Is GPS improvement in 3gs result of hardware update or 3.0 os?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by diesel, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    If it's a hardware update then existing 3g owners won't see any benefits however if it's the result of the new 3.0 os then we could all benefit. Any ideas?
     
  2. Dmich116 macrumors member

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    if by GPS improvements you mean the Compass feature, than that is only in 3GS
     
  3. 226896 Guest

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    Who said anything about GPS improvements?
     
  4. micsaund macrumors 6502

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    My assumption is that the 3GS must have some kind of hardware improvement over the 3G's GPS since the 3G has me jumping all over the map/etc.

    I've often said that even if Apple did allow a turn-by-turn GPS app on the 3G, I'd never use it due to the inaccuracy and jumpy positioning/etc. I'll be curious to see just how much better the 3GS is for providing reliable directions you can drive *safely* with.
     
  5. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816

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    The only thing I saw about improved GPS was with the TomTom App, and I think that improvement only comes if you buy their car dock (which must have a GPS antenna or something in it?)
     
  6. guru_ck macrumors 6502

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    I think the improvement comes from the built-in magnetometer.
     

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