Second gen to have GPS.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Troyte83, May 24, 2007.

  1. Troyte83 macrumors regular

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  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Maybe it will be in the 1st Gen...all phones (I think) have to have a positioning system as required by law...so it would be good sense to put it into use like directions :)
     
  3. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    As stated above, it does have a limited GPS as required by law.

    Don't hold me to this, but I think the only thing one would need is the software to use it.

    Now it may not be the most accurate GPS hardware, but definitely accurate enough for the average user.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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  5. Devil's Refugee macrumors 6502

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  6. beginner0 macrumors member

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    The e-911 works by triangulation and etc of the base stations, it has nothing to do with GPS, which works with satellites and all.

    A GPS would be cool. N95 has it.
     
  7. josepho macrumors regular

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    Yeah, this is correct.

    As far as I'm aware, only the US required this location pinpointing service in new mobile phones (it has been an FCC requirement for a couple of years now). As beginner0 points out, the location is worked out not in conjunction with GPS satellites, but rather using cell sites and a bit of fancy mathematics. This wouldn't be suitable for using as navigation, as - as far as I'm aware - the precision is significantly less than with GPS (not to mention it wouldn't work where there wasn't coverage).
     
  8. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    i hate reading about the SECOND iphone before the first comes out. why didnt apple put GPS and 3G on this one? i am beginning to think i should just hang on to my 3G Razr v3xx and wait for the second generation iphone if its going to be up to date.
     
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  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    GPS would be an awesome addition to the iPhone! :)
     

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