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)