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Apple Maps in iOS 6 with full GPS and TomTom data - A Rough Start
Posté le 22 septembre 2012 à 16:00:00 par gpspassion. EN - Smartphone GPS
Source : Gpspassion

Updated September 22nd, 2012
A busy week for Apple aficionados with the arrival of the much anticipated iPhone 5 but also with the immediate availability of the iOS 6 upgrade for existing iPhones and iPads. The highlight of iOS 6 being the new Apple Maps app that replaces the much liked and trusted "Google Maps" app.

While users were looking forward to some features like full 3D "turn by turn" navigation with visual and vocal guidance, what wasn't expected are the many problems spotted in the field : transit guidance gone, simplistic traffic information, odd search results, reversed compass...quite perplexing. You can use the [TOPIC] Apple Maps GPS on iOS 6 with TomTom data in the "GPS on the Apple iPhone and iPad -" forums to discuss.

Updated June 12th, 2012 - Apple used the WWDC 2012 conference that takes place in San Francisco from June 11th to June 16th to introduce iOS 6. We'll have to wait until the fall to experience it for ourselves but there are some interesting GPS news. Apple had been using Google Maps since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007 and little had changed since, great map browsing and static guidance. With iOS 6 we'll be getting...

... full GPS guidance with real time recalculations and 3D screens. Apparently this change comes with the arrival of a new partner, TomTom of GPS fame, with the use of the TeleAtlas maps bought by TomTom in 2007 and of "other data" (likely HD Traffic). You can use the Apple to use TomTom Maps and Data for iOS 6 GPS topic in the "GPS and Mobile News" forums to discuss.

Updated July 9th, 2010 - When the iPhone 4 was announced in June with its new "frame" antenna there was cause for concern in terms of GPS performance as the previous GPS implementations on the 3G and 3Gs based on the very capable Broadcom Hammerhead II chipset (used successfully on TomTom AIOs) had produced lackluster performance...turns out its GSM reception issues that have caused a bit of an uproar. GPS performance on the other hand is...

... impressive with the new Broadcom BCM4750 GPS Chipset clearly doing marvels as seen in this GPS Comparison : iPhone 4 vs iPhone 3G in the "iPhone 4 HD" topic of the section of the forums.

Updated June 8th, 2010 - The big news yesterday, mobile and otherwise, was the launch by Apple of the new iPhone 4 Smartphone. This fourth generation smartphone pushes the hardware boundaries further with a very high resolution screen (960x640), a front-facing camera for video chats, 5 Megapixel camera with flash, etc...and the software gains multitasking. Of specific GPS interest is the new "gyroscope" in addition to the compass of the 3Gs and the new "frame" antenna. It's too early to tell if that will help with GPS accuracy, a sore point on iPhones...

..., or not but it's still no patch/helix antenna! You can use the iPhone 4 HD : Specs - GPS Performance ? of the forums to discuss.

Updated November 9th, 2009 - When the iPhone 3GS was announced last June, many of us dismissed the "S for Speed" claim as a clever marketing ploy and decided to pass on upgrading our 3G. The addition of a compass was of more interest on paper but having experienced them on various GPS handhelds over the years I wasn't impressed......until I saw a screenshot this summer of the "direction cone" in the Google Maps application and confirmed the dismal performance of the GPS chip in the 3G, so I had to test the 3GS. Well I'm "stumped", by the massive overall performance increase, and also by the usability of the compass, Apple and Google did it again ! More details in the List of Compass aware applications of the forums.

Posted June 8th, 2009 - The keynote at the Apple Developper 2009 Conference (WWDC 2009) has just ended and there are several items of GPS interest : iPhone 3GS : S for Speed, the fastest iPhone in the 3G format, it includes a compass, iPhone OS 3.0 : enhanced GPS support and last but not least, TomTom for iPhone : compatible with 3G and 3GS, full turn by turn navigation with an optional active car holder. Let's stay tuned for more, in the meantime you can use the iPhone 3GS with Compass and TomTom topic of the "GPS and Mobile News" forums to discuss...


Posted July 15th, 2008 - The iPhone 3G, aka v2, is now available and the GpsPasSion Team is already on its case, "GPS wise". Paul takes a look at the (limited) way GPS works in the only Mapping/Navigation related application available for now, Google Maps Mobile, and shares some screenshots, Dan found some interesting links discussing when location is GPS, GSM or WiFi based, and I tried to get a fix with it in downtown London behind a window...


In other iPhone GPS news it now appears that Apple is reversing course on disallowing the creation of "Turn by turn Navigation" as Product Director Greg Joswiak, puts the delays on account of "some murky complicated issues", whatever that means...however there is now hope for full featured GPS on the iPhone. You can use this topic of the "GPS and Mobile News" forums to discuss.

Updated 4PM - This just in, Reuters is reporting that TomTom have ported their application to the iPhone and will be selling it to consumers. More about that here in the forums. Posted June 9th, 2008 - 2PM - High tech living legend and Apple boss Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 3G during his keynote address at the WWDC 2008 in San Francisco. In addition to 3G, the big news for the second generation iPhone is its built-in GPS module with GSM and WiFi Assistance. Like the recently announced HTC Diamond it will not ship with full featured GPS navigation software but will rely instead on a customized version of Google Maps Mobile. While GMM comes in handy around town to locate local addresses and stores and view A to B routes, it lacks dynamic GPS guidance to compete with Garmin or TomTom AIOs...

... The iPhone platform is certainly powerful enough for full visual and vocal guidance, so maybe Google will upgrade their software or Nav N Go will release the iGo 8 port they've been showing at trade shows. In the meantime you can use this topic of the "GPS and Mobile News" forums to discuss.

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