Will we EVER get turn-by-turn GPS on the iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Anthony T, Sep 29, 2008.


Will we ever get turn-by-turn GPS on the iPhone 3G/2G?

  1. Yes, we'll get it via software update

    29 vote(s)
  2. It will only be available on future iPhone models

    12 vote(s)
  3. We'll probably never see it on the iPhone

    5 vote(s)
  1. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    Do you think we'll get it via software update, or do you think this is something they are saving to be exclusive on the next-gen iPhone models?
  2. crazyitalian198 macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2006
    I have no idea. I honestly have been searching for answers for the past few days now. I was pissed when Jobs didn't announce Push for applications or Turn by Turn GPS. I would at least be happy if there was some form of announcement from Apple as to why there is no Turn by Turn navigation.

    Where is...

    1.) Turn By Turn Navigation
    2.) Push (Ok, they said they pushed this back for more testing)
    3.) SlingBox Player
    4.) Updated iPod Capabilities

    I'm honestly not sure what's going on at Apple. The communication is incredibly shoddy lately!
  3. Flhusky macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2007
    Missing optionS;

    Do you even care that the iPhone doesn't have a unadvertised feature?
    Only when they pry my GPS(tomtom,garmin,etc) from my cold dead hands.
    Sure, as soon as I can charge my iPhone while using it and not have it go dead in 2 hours.
  4. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Yes, it will be available as soon as Apple figures how much they can charge for their own software. They know this is the "killer app" Why let someone keep 70% of the profits from the app store when they can make their own and keep 100% of the profit.

    That's the only reason turn by turn GPS hasn't been released. They want to make their own and get all the rewards.
  5. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2008
    It's not comming. The gps chip in the iPhone is not good enough.
  6. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
  7. crazyitalian198 macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2006
    If you've ever used your iphone's GPS, you would know that isn't true. That argument came from David Pogue's original iPhone review. The GPS is perfectly accurate for turn by turn GPS. My crappy razor from Verizon had Turn By Turn from cellular triangulation two years ago. My iphone can detect me moving throughout my house. It comes down to money...
  8. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Verizon uses A-GPS in their cell phones, which is why most can run a navigator.

    They only use cell triangulation when they can't lock on satellites, such as being inside.
  9. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    That myth was disproved minutes after it came out. Glad that you took the time to research before you posted something entirely wrong :rolleyes:
  10. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
  11. Anthony T thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    Right under the option that says "I don't give a crap, so I won't post in the thread".
  12. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Turn by turn will be a service if it becomes available.
  13. matthewHUB macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    in future phones, when they work out induction charging (via a dock for your car), and better battery life all around i think.

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