What kind of reviews have there been about the GPS on the new version of the iPhone? I am curious because I think I will eventually get an iPhone when they get big enough to carry most of my music. That may be a while though since I am using a 160 GB iPod and it is over half full. Why isn't the new iPhone bigger than prior versions. Past advancements have usually included a jump in size.
For some reason, Apple is not letting developers to make any real time GPS mapping programs (ie Tom Tom or similar). It probably has something to do with Patents and such, but someone will probably make one no matter what. As for the quality of the actual pin pointing, it should be on par with most $200 Hand held GPSs, and Ive heard the cell tower faux GPS is decent as well.
The previous edition used triangulation, which was not real time. I thought this was an upgrade to a real time GPS. Why are you saying it doesn't really have anything but a faux GPS?
To clarify: It has the capability to use Real GPS, but as of now there will never be an official program that gives turn by turn directions.
Your clarification did not clarify for me. What is the difference between real GPS, as you call it, and turn-by-turn directions?
It has the capability to connect to satellites, and determine your location very precisely (unlike the 1st gen). Turn by turn directions refer to setting the iPhone in your car, and running a program that maps your current location as compared to a map, and gives you real time directions such as "Turn right in 30 feet".
I got the BlackJack II, its GPS sucks when there is no or little cell connection. But with Google maps and a twick to the basic code it does work a lot better.
I just saw as commercial for a U.S. Cellular cell phone contract with a LG UX 300 that has voice turn-by-turn GPS. Is this full blown GPS?