Tom Tom app....can I say

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Gix1k, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    F THAT! $100 bucks! It kinds pisses me off. turn-by-turn is offered for free on so many other phones, but we gotta pay the price of a new 8gb iphone.
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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  4. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    Can I say:
    Told you so!
    Honestly, the people expecting this to be $30 or even $50 were living in dream land. TomTom have always had a high markup price, not sure why people thought this was going to be any different...
     
  5. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's just Apple's way to get more $$ from people. There had to be an easy want to add TBT to Maps and give it to us. Yet they created a relationship with Tom in efforts to no lube us.
    Oh well, I guess i'll continue to read directions in Maps.
     
  6. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Well if there's an easy, why don't you write an app for it. I also whouldn't want me route directions to go the wayside when I happen to pass thorugh a deadspot. Also, Apple didn't form a relationship with TT; TT is a third party developer that is taking advantage of the opportunity to develope for the iPhone platform.

    It's the same thing all the other GPS app makers are doing. Also, name ONE phone where TBT is free; you can't! On every carrier TBT and GPS for that matter is a monthly subscription fee. If that's what youre looking for, AT&T Navigator is available to you as well.
     
  7. ineedamac macrumors 6502

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    Uhm, I thought the developer sets the price. You should point your anger at Tom Tom. Not :apple:.
     
  8. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    What phones offers turn buy turn for free???
     
  9. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    but it costs £1 with free, instantaneous map updates for life

    (i don't use it - i have navigon, but if the OP wants a cheap TBT there is nothing cheaper!)
     
  10. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I would like to know also. When I had verizon it was $10.00 a mont, so a 2 year contract is $240.00. In that case $100.00 for the Tom Tom isn't all that bad and you can transfer it when you get a new iPhone.
    For me I might get a stand alone GPS. One reason is because my wife would want it and I'm not paying 200 for 2 TomToms. And also when some calls or text me, that will shut it off, this way a stand along GPS can just stay on.
     
  11. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    one tomtom app can be used on up to five iphones
     
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    ^
    Its amazing how many people will think $10 per month isn't bad for GPS but $100 up front, OMG thats a rip-off.

    Right now considering the competition and what stand-alone handhelds cost though TomTom should be $70 and not $99 but as someone else pointed out, if you plan on using it on multiple phones it really isn't that bad...
     
  14. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    I think so many iPhone users got use to .99 cents that they can't fathom paying for full featured commercial software. Personally I went with the Navigon option. If you're going to wait for TomTom to drop its price, it may be a long wait, and why wait when Navigon is available? I've had it now for about three weeks and I'm very pleased with it. I'm also happy to see their product lifecycle for new enhancements.
     
  15. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    do you have different itunes store accounts with your wife? my wife and i share the same account and a lot of our paid apps we run on both phones
     
  16. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Apple would have to license the map data for turn-by-turn, at a huge cost. And Maps requires a data connection for map data. They would either have to license the map data for storage on your iPhone (another huge cost), or you would lose your turn-by-turn whenever you lost your data connection. The licensing cost would be exorbitant, and certainly not something I think they could justify forcing on all of us. And I doubt everyone wants a GB of their iPhone tied up in map data they may never use.
     
  17. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    An 8gb iPhone isnt $100, thats subsidised by your contract. you pay for the full cost of the handset in your monthly bill.
     
  18. boxstboy macrumors member

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    You don't have to get TomTom. There's lots of other cheaper options in the app store. Copilot is only 35 bucks. The only thing is I've heard the maps are outdated.
     
  19. ddrueckhammer macrumors 65816

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    Well the US version uses proprietary maps so they probably aren't as good as others in many areas. Also, when I tried it I found several bugs, bad routing, and really hated the interface and that it doesn't have a qwerty keyboard. With that said, for $35 it has a ton of potential. Within a year CoPilot could easily be the best app for the best price.
     
  20. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Can you use it on multiple phones with 2 iTunes accounts?

    Yea I wish we did that, I didn't know when we got our phones.
     
  21. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Just authorize your account in hers and vice versa.

    I have my account authorized on my Dad's so my kids can do some school stuff when they are at his house.

    Works fine....
     

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  22. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Actually, if you go read the thread posted today - TT + APPLE = fail (or similar), Tom Tom says they ARE in partnership with Apple, and Apple is pulling the strings.....
     
  23. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Yep, that's what I've been told, twice :/
     
  24. odelay macrumors 6502

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    Also, if you read TomTom's official WWDC announcement, it states the following:

    "an Apple version of..." strikes me as this app was developed by Apple in conjunction with TomTom.
     
  25. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Thanks!!! I thought that only worked with music. Now will all the stuff she bought (music and apps) show up on mine or can I pick what I want and vice versa?
     

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