iPhone GPS, For Really Real


figure 1: what it is now and what they claim it will be

With the recent fake stirring up GPS news, who would have thought that real GPS news would be such a short hop away. It turns out that engineering design firm Partfoundry is working on making real GPS for the iPhone, and they figure that it will be available sometime in February, right about when the SDK comes out. As it stands, they say that you'll need a jailbroken iPhone, but who really knows what will happen once that SDK comes out, right? It's altogether possible that they'll be able to certify the GPS serial device if they decide to go the extra mile. Extra bonus: no jpeg compression artifacts and a reasonable-proof-that-it-actually-isn't-a-hoax video.

(via Surur and engadget)

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Cool Cat says:

Pretty cool, but when it comes down to it GPS just isn't really useful unless it can do live updating with navigation. This is a step in the right direction. I'd rather see it connect to a BlueTooth GPS than have the dongle too.

archie says:

Ha ha!
I love how a troll is just as interested (and credited for this story) in the iPhone as the finer, upstanding members of Phone Different are.
What are you afraid of surur? It's OK to like an Apple product. It's OK to recognize that I was right and you were wrong.

surur says:

You know Archie, I did not actually follow the Phonedifferent forum, but since I have been encouraged to use the SmartphoneExperts supersite your posts just shows up as just another new post. Cant help but respond to them with an informative, logical reply.
Here, try it yourself.
http://forum.smartphoneexperts.com/search.php?do=getnew
Surur