Why does the new iPhone even have a compass?

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  1. Sarcasm Siempre

    Sarcasm Siempre New Member

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    GPS would seem to be enough for anyone who's lost, wouldn't you think?
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    Just cause they can have it.

    Shows off the magnetometer.
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    For turn-by-turn directions, mainly.
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    Why does the G1 have a compass?
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    If you get lost in the bush...

    HEY! There's an app for that!
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    the compass app is prity much just an example of what the magnetometer can do.
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    Or Or Or Or Or Or, it improves the sensitivity of the accelerometer like Wii Motion plus? :O
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    Definitely for finding treasure!
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    It's INCREDIBLY useful to assist in maps when you need to know what direction you're facing. I spent 20 minutes driving in the wrong direction today because my iPhone can't tell me my direction.
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    There's an app for that too.

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