Is there GPS in the old 2G iPhone with 2.0 Software ??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fab5freddy, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2007
    Heaven or Hell
    hey guys,

    Is there anyone out there who knows if
    the old iPhone 2G has GPS with the 2.0 Software ?

  2. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    The old iPhone does not have a GPS chip inside it. It uses the wireless network capability to estimate its location, just like the iPod touch does. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  3. theblueone macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2007
    Yeah. That's pretty much it.
  4. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

    May 16, 2006
    It's a little better off with the first generation iPhone than it is with the iPod Touch, though, because beyond seeking out known Wi-Fi hotspots, it's also possible for cellular networks to triangulate a cell phone's approximate position based on analyzing the phone's signal though multiple cell towers when in range. The more points of information that can be incorporated into calculating the phone's position, the more accurate the result can be.
  5. eiger3970, Feb 15, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011

    eiger3970 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2011
    I can verify the iPhone 2G has no GPS. I am using the iPhone 3G with the AUD$19 Australian GPS app 'Metro View' and it works beautifully on the iPhone 3G. The GPS signal is a free signal and there's no charge on downloads which aren't needed!

    On the 2G, the GPS app can never pick up a GPS signal ;-(

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