WHAT THE HELL? Snow Leopard Location...

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  1. amirite macrumors 6502a

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    How did Snow Leopard do this?!!? It not only got my town correct, it got the small area of my town that I'm in.
     

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. amirite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nah
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Your shipping zip code ... perhaps. ;) When you registered you have to enter an address, no?
     
  6. amirite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    IP address wouldn't be this accurate. Most sites say my IP is in a different town anyways.

    It says "current" location. The only possibility I can think of is Wifi, the same way the iPod Touch does it. :eek:

    So awesome.
     

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  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Is your current location not the location that you live?

    I get what you're saying but at best it must be what you say with the location services on the Touch ... perhaps this is similar.
     
  8. Peace macrumors P6

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    I think jessica is correct. Unless you were in a different location when you registered it.
     
  9. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    From http://www.apple.com/macosx/refinements/

    Pretty intelligent. :)
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    http://www.appleinsider.com/article...rd_to_include_location_multi_touch_tools.html
     
  11. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    I would guess from your IP address. Possibly based on wireless networks in your area like the original iPhone/iPod touch.

    UPDATE: Wow. It took a long time for my post to show up! :)
     
  12. nickcliborne macrumors regular

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    Mine just told me I was in riverview flordia. I live in Texas

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    After unchecking the box and rechecking 4 times it finally got my location correct.
     
  13. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    lol maybe this is such old news that people forgot already o.o
     
  14. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    I'm glad there is an option to turn this off. Can't believe Apple actually gave us a choice with something. :p If I'm travelling somewhere and need to know a certain time, most likely it's the time back home that I need/want to know. A nice option would be to know what the time offset is to my time at home so I could know the time differential if in another time zone.
     
  15. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    Put a clock on the dashboard.
     
  16. Cybbe macrumors 6502

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    You can do the same in the newest Safari* even on 10.5. Go to Google maps and hit that button between Street View and the navigation circle, and Google maps will home in on your location. It was about 30m off in locating me, not bad.

    (*I'm not 100% sure if this requires Google Gears or not. I know Safari is supposed to support location services, but not sure if it will surface only in 10.6. I have Google Gears installed).
     
  17. amirite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is because you have set your default location with Google, surely?
     
  18. Cybbe macrumors 6502

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