new tom tom gps app

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by itouchaddicted, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. itouchaddicted macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I have 8gb 2nd gen itouch and was speculating about the new tom tom gps app which would be released soon on the app store. Whether v guys can use this app on our itouches and what all would v require- is car dock mandatory.
    Thx
     
  2. RetepNamenots macrumors 6502

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    The iPod Touch doesn't have GPS... so the answer is no...
     
  3. DHarrisDBS34 macrumors regular

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    They did say that they would somehow enhance the signal of the GPS with the dock during the Keynote. I don't know what that means but it may allow it to work with a Touch. I doubt it though.
     
  4. powaking macrumors 6502

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    Now that developers have full access to the dock port I can't see why Tom Tom couldn't make an accessory where its a cradle with a built in GPS antenna for the iTouch. There's too many potential users out there to not tap into.
     
  5. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Well, the car dock has a GPS chip and an antenna - so there's the possibility. Means they would get more app and dock sales! (with Apple getting a cut of both)
     
  6. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Apparently the TomTom dock isn't required for the turn by turn sat nav . . . so it's likely that the "enhanced" gps is merely a larger antenna coil built into the dock, along with the FM transmitter, charger and handsfree speaker.
     

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