GPS

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  1. troublesome_killa

    troublesome_killa Member

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    is the gps app for the old iphone also?
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    dualcorex New Member

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    no. the 3g iphone has new hardware for that.
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    I was hoping it would be
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    dualcorex New Member

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    well why would anyone buy the 3giphone if the gps was jsut code?
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    gps software requires gps hardware
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    Not necessarily. Verizon uses cell tower triangulation to do GPS. I don't see why ATT would do it any differently. It doesn't need special hardware
  7. Blake

    Blake Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Because, they already do that, with Maps.app.
    The new iPhone has a "A-GPS(Assisted GPS)", it uses Cellular Towers, Wi-Fi, and GPS Satellites. So it is almost garunteed to know where your at.
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    Actually can i raise a good point here? I'm not sure about the actual GPS hardware, but it says on the apple website that it does all it's communication with 2 antennas. Surely then you could just use software. Actually it requires more than just an antenna but i mean is it possible with the current iphone hardware?

    Don't just say stuff like "GPS requires GPS hardware" i already know it...
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    There is no GPS app. It's built into the Maps app
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    Yeah to use GPS you need the hardware, if it uses cellphone triangulation its not "real" GPS.

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