TomTom mount has its own GPS chip

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  1. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    I'm anxious to find out how much TomTom is going to jack us for the maps and the mount. My guess is about the same price as a new GPS. :rolleyes:
     
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    Hey... if this is true... dock mount with its own GPS..

    Then couldn't even the original iPhone run TomTom while docked in it ???!!

    Is the dock available to apps on the original?
     
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    I'd pay upwards of $100 for the app and the mount. That's what I am guessing, personally.

    How much is TomTom on other mobile platforms?
     
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    Darn shame they can't do one that uses FM to transmit the music, as that would be pretty near the perfect dock
    - charges
    - music through any stero
    - GPS chip in dock and antenna gives better signal
     
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    I like the fact that the iPhone will use the mounts GPS. Maybe it will have an effect on draining the battery. When I have been using my iPhone on trips using google map and the GPS tracking me on the map, My car charger would not charge my phone. The charger would slow the rate of discharge though. I would arrive and my battery would be half full. So maybe now I can have a fully charged phone when I get to my destination.
     
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    I thought they said it was going to play music through the stereo
     
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    I have never heard a FM wireless transmitter that didn't have static or sound like crap.
     
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    Wonder if this means someone will make a GPS only accessory with a topographic map App for hiking/camping.
     
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    I have. :p
     
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    You're getting into dedicated GPS territory. Why pay near that to restrict phone usage in the car?
     
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    via a audio in 3.5mm headphone jack it seems.
     
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    since the iphone isnt supporting background processes, I wonder how the programming intends to handle incoming calls, texts etc while navigating.. any ideas?
     
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    I thought a news story came out where Apple said that they are looking into it as a limited thing. I think it makes sense for this and things like pandora/lastfm. I shouldn't have to stop my music to answer a text.
     
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    The iPhone does support background processes, just in a limited way. Those things will be handled in the same way they currently are. That is, incoming calls will temporarily suspend the running app and return when ended and texts will appear as pop-ups.
     
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    I think what he is referring to is that the developers have no control over whether or not their app can run in the background.
     
  18. kdarling thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Unless Apple makes an exception for TomTom, you'd have to restart it after taking the call.

    Of course, you could miss a turn during the time you're fumbling to do this.

    So it all depends on how silly Apple is willing to look, compared to other phones.
     

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