TomTom Car kit on UK apple store

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  1. Jape macrumors member

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  3. Jape thread starter macrumors member

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    yea it is a little pricey, i mean 99.95 euros is about 148 dollars, but wasn't this supposed to come out in october? Also, it isn't in the US apple store yet either
     
  4. madmak macrumors member

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    its 100 pounds - thats around 165 USD
     
  5. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816

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    Price aside, this is awesome. Finally, it's here. I am eager to read reviews of it, written by other Macrumors members.

    As far as price, I agree it's overpriced. I expect that as time goes on, TomTom will reduce the price. If they do not reduce the price, not many people will buy it. We already have a GPS built into our phones; all we need is a holder/doc with a built in car charger ($19.99 generic will work just fine).
     
  6. The General macrumors 601

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    So what happens to people who've already bought the Tom Tom app? Do they get the dock for cheaper?
     
  7. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    I lol'd
     
  8. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Well, at least it says you get the TomTom app with the car kit. I wonder if they'll have a version without the app for cheaper or if it will just be the bundle.
     
  9. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    so for a total 250 dollars for a nav system. no thanks! I got the tomtom app split three ways with a friend and a sister for 33.33 each. if I wanted to spend 100 on navigation, id buy a stand alone.
    edit: Ok i'm confused. does the dock price come with the app (like a rebate or an itunes card) or not? I doubt that it comes with the app.
     
  10. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    The kit does include the app according to the page, look under the "Did you notice?" bolded text on the Apple Store link.
     
  11. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

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    Best wait for the kit coming from Navigon. They have already proved that they do things better. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    TomTom just seems like it's making mistakes with every turn. This dock should be no more then $50 US if you already own the software. We'll see how this pans out.
     
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  14. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    i second the wait for navigon's dock statement
     
  15. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    Need to do something for those who bought the App already.

    They will only end up angering customers if they do not.
     
  16. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    £100 for the app and the dock. Seems reasonable to me.
     
  17. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    Wow thats pricey. I was only vaguely interested before but now I certainly don't want one.
     
  18. havenhamilton macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, maybe it will be $99. If they have a price without the app that would be great.
     
  19. Thex1138 macrumors 6502a

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    Burnt Offerings!

    Exactly!

    So do we the App pre-purchasers get burnt for more than a proportionate amount than if we had waited for the cradle???????

    Ayah!

    :mad:
     
  20. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Looking forward to this arriving on the Australian store now, despite the slightly high price tag, especially if it comes with the app. I wonder how that works, I didn't realise you could sell apps through any other place but the app store.
     
  21. stratmancj macrumors newbie

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    looks like it does everything i want, but i doubt my phone will fit in with the case on. it looks like it isn't adjustable at all. thats super inconvenient!
     
  22. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    seems like they have to sell the car kit separately for at max £40 to those who have already bought the app already... otherwise there is going to be a mass onslaught :D
     
  23. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    It says you get the App with the dock, however it does not say if you also get the map(s) as well... Of course the app is pretty much useless without the maps :) Perhaps soon an update is released which allows in-app purchases of map content? Or is that feature already in there?

     
  24. Shuttleworth macrumors regular

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    I thought this kit was supposed to make it possible to use the app with teh iPod touch, using its own GPS reciever. There is no mention of iPod compatibility in the blurb on the Apple store.
     
  25. SunRiser macrumors member

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    I wonder how technically you get the app with the cradle...

    Is it on disk? Is it Ad Hoc? Is it from the AppStore? And if it's from the AppStore, how do you download it for free? (promo code are valid only with US accounts...)

    Any thoughts?
     

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