TomTom for iPhone Appears in New Zealand App Store

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    iPhoneclub.nl reports [Google translation] that four regional versions of TomTom's much-anticipated iPhone GPS application have appeared in Apple's New Zealand App Store: U.S. & Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Pricing is as follows (Users should set their iTunes Store to "New Zealand" prior to clicking the App Store links.):

    - U.S. & Canada [App Store]: NZ $124.99 (US $84.41)
    - Western Europe [App Store]: NZ $179.99 (US $121.55)
    - Australia [App Store]: NZ $104.99 (US $70.90)
    - New Zealand [App Store]: NZ $119.99 (US $81.03)

    The App Store application prices obviously include only the iPhone application and not the companion car kit that will integrate a car mount, enhanced GPS receiver, built-in speaker, and power cables. The kit will also include an audio output jack, as well as a microphone to enable use of the iPhone as a Bluetooth speakerphone. A package supposedly containing both the hardware and software components appeared for pre-order early last month priced at £99 (US $163.39) plus taxes at UK retailer Handtec, although the legitimacy of the offer remains unclear.

    It is unknown whether the applications' appearance on the New Zealand App Store is the first phase of a rollout to multiple countries or if the release was a premature addition.


    Article Link: TomTom for iPhone Appears in New Zealand App Store
     
  2. SydneyDev macrumors 6502

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    They have the most "future" timezone of all the countries (it is already Monday AM there) so maybe it will appear elsewhere in the next few hours.
     
  3. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601

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    Wow, this is fantastic. I'll buy this in a heartbeat!
     
  4. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Why not post the proper tiered pricing instead of direct currency conversions?

    Also, where do they get off charging more for New Zealand's maps than Australia's?
     
  5. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Given that you can buy an entire Tom Tom One for less than they're asking for just an iPhone app - forget it.
     
  6. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

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    OUCH.

    But hey, will this thread get longer than the Snow Leopard Packaging one? LOL!

    Back to the pricing, i'd rather have a standalone unit for that price....
     
  7. TheOrioles33 macrumors 6502

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    I cant wait to see the reviews on this. I have Sygic and its alright. If people have the same issues with TomTom then I will stick with what I have.
     
  8. TheOrioles33 macrumors 6502

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    I see where you guys are coming from but I think the whole point for everyone, including myself, is to have an all-in-one device. I for one dont want to carry a GPS, iPod and a phone around. :)
     
  9. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    but the gps basically stays in your car, mounted to your windsheild, so it seems more convenient to me just to be able to have it there and not have to dock an extra devise.
     
  10. djellison macrumors 68020

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    I don't carry my GPS around either. It stays in the damn car. And passengers can play with the iPhone/iPod Touch while the GPS does its job. Can I see a case for device integration? Sure. But if it costs MORE than the various component parts? Forget it.

    What TomTom are saying here - is that the device you buy from them now, is worth exactly £0.
     
  11. Kidman13 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if this will work without an internet connection? For example when your on vacation and don't want to be roaming?
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    That's the whole point. Turn-by-turn GPS apps MUST provide their own map tiles. If you have a 3G or 3GS it will work anywhere, regardless of whether you have mobile connectivity available or not.

    A$99.99 (which is what it probably will be) is WAAAYY cheaper than a stand-alone unit.
     
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    Not yet.

    It looks like it's a Monday release. It's Monday across the ditch but hasn't ticked over here yet. Keep an eye out.
     
  15. Kidman13 macrumors regular

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    Does the UK not fall under Western Europe anymore?
     
  16. fr00b macrumors regular

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    I sure will. Anyone from New Zealand managed to download this and play around with it yet?
     
  17. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    If you look at the description on the New Zealand iTunes store, the Western European version includes the UK maps.
     
  18. fr00b macrumors regular

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    Lol. I was looking for a single UK & Ireland map version, not a European one. :rolleyes:
     
  19. telefono macrumors 6502

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    If its a Monday release we have only 7 min to go for the East Coast of Australia :D
     
  20. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    To be fair, it doesn't actually feel like we're part of Europe anyway! ;)
     
  21. Kidman13 macrumors regular

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    Oh I see. As a Dutchman I hope they also release it by individual country otherwise I'm stuck purchasing the most expensive option.
     
  22. BriGuy20 macrumors member

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    It would have been nice to hear something from TomTom as to whether this is the real deal release or just a test. I'm leaning toward the latter since TomTom hasn't yet shown they have any clue what the $&#* they are doing with the iPhone GPS rollout.
     
  23. Jawsome macrumors newbie

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    Lol an all in one device. Right. This is designed to work with all this junk they listed.

    car mount
    enhanced GPS receiver
    built-in speaker
    power cables
    an audio output jack, as well as a microphone

    I'm hoping this is all in one piece. But still...just ANOTHER hunk of plastic you are carrying around. Me, I have a tomtom that stays in my car. Period. If I need maps outside of my car well...that's what the iphone can be great for.

    Tom tom is competing, not collaborating.
    Iphone + gps + google maps = possible death of tom tom. Apple doesn't care because you need THEIR phone to run the thing. Tom tom knows users would rather an iPhone than one of their unitasking bricks. (which I have and still use!) What happens when gps tracking on iphone becomes so good ANYONE can make a turn by turn gps app (which is damn close imo).

    Poor tom tom, they had a good run. I'm sure a ton of people will waste their money on this app and say 'now I have one unit that does it all'. Sure.....great...but I don't have $100 lying around for an app that does nothing I can't do already.

    If you don't have a tom tom...buy a used one cheap from someone switching to this rip-off app!!! Make the app 9.99 like it should be.
     
  24. MacNemesis macrumors member

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    Those of us who live in the city will appreciate the fact that if you leave your GPS in your car, the odds of it still being there when you return are slim.
     
  25. Chundles macrumors G4

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    4 actually.

    I wonder if it will actually be better than the other ones? My bet is "pretty much the same."
     

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