Discussion in 'WWDC 2008 discussions' started by troublesome_killa, Jun 10, 2008.
is the gps app for the old iphone also?
no. the 3g iphone has new hardware for that.
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well why would anyone buy the 3giphone if the gps was jsut code?
gps software requires gps hardware
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
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.
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...
There is no GPS app. It's built into the Maps app
Yeah to use GPS you need the hardware, if it uses cellphone triangulation its not "real" GPS.
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