There's a rumor on the Looney Apple Blog, that the iPhone will come equipped with GPS in early 2008. They don't really buy it, but it would be way cool!
That's what he said.As of now that is a rumor it even states that in the article.
You seem to be forgetting about wifi.I have GPS on my new BlackBerry 8300 and it's really great.
However even more important to me is to have 3G in the iPhone. This is the only reason I'm not buying the first gen iPhone. I'm counting on enough public outcry, once they experience how slow EGDE is, that Apple will respond by adding 3G to the next rev and get it out sooner rather than later.
I did a side by side comparison with a 3G Blackjack vs an EDGE BB and the speed at which web pages load is dramatically faster on the 3G network. For streaming video EDGE is so slow it's a dealbreaker for me.
What good is an exciting new product like the iPhone which is focused on Entertainment first, without the proper connection speed to deliver smooth Video feeds. Sure they can wait until it loads into the buffer, then start the video which is common place, however who's going to have the patience to wait and wait while the buffer loads?
Then, setting that issue aside, the same slow speed and waiting time will also be encountered when performing any kind of download. It just does not make any sense for the iPhone to be crippled like this.
It's like buying a new Ferrari, only to have a speed limiter cap your top speed at 55mph........
This is the most mind boggling omission that I've ever seen. I feel sorry for the poor unsuspecting customers that buy on blind faith.
Perhaps that's why I have been reading the buzz lately that goes like this: "think of the iPhone like an iPod but with a phone included".
In that context it then collapses the buyers expectations to just another iPod with a phone, thereforee if the Video is slow, oh well......
Quite the contrary, I have not forgotten about WiFi at all.You seem to be forgetting about wifi.
Dude, you keep hijacking threads to rant on things you think Apple is doing wrong. The speed will have little/no effect on GPS coming in 2008.archer6 said:However even more important to me is to have 3G in the iPhone.
3G and GPS are two different things Dude.Dude, you keep hijacking threads to rant on things you think Apple is doing wrong. The speed will have little/no effect on GPS coming in 2008.
Honesty and analysis of the current topic is great. I was obviously referring to your revisiting the MBP saga inside someone's GPS thread. Feel free to start a new thread to talk about your first rev MBP and how Apple dropped the ball.3G and GPS are two different things Dude.
As far as discussing Apple, perhaps this is just a fan boi site. Forbid any honesty or analysis is allowed.
Funny how quickly all the positive things I said about Apple are forgotten. Perhaps its a short term memory thing....
Apparently it's all about sucking up to the Magic Apple, and just drink the cool aid .....no worries
3G would be nice, but the network is still not complete anyway. EDGE is definitely slower, and I've never tried streaming video on an EDGE device, but I can't wait for a second generation iPhone. I'll buy the first, and then pass it down to one of my kids when I buy the second.Quite the contrary, I have not forgotten about WiFi at all.
I have not discussed it, as in several other forums the majority of people have no interest in it. I'm speaking of general mobile phone forums, BlackBerry forums, etc.
Personally, I rate WiFi at the top of my personal priority list. I use it everyday, and have been for the last 5 years. I'm using it at this very moment from Starbucks via my ThinkPad laptop.
I have WiFi in my house, my office & my headquarters (5 buildings). I deploy hundreds of ThinkPads in my company and we all use WiFi.
I use an unlocked unbranded Nokia E60 mobile with WiFi. In addition, I have a WiFi enabled Samsung Sync, and a few others.
So in my case I'm a huge advocate of WiFi.
I have a similar plan. My first gen will be a gift for my mom when I pick up V2. If the rumors are true and V2 has more memory, GPS and 3G (and still has good battery life) it will be worth upgrading. At this point I just want to get V1 though .3G would be nice, but the network is still not complete anyway. EDGE is definitely slower, and I've never tried streaming video on an EDGE device, but I can't wait for a second generation iPhone. I'll buy the first, and then pass it down to one of my kids when I buy the second.
I agree. I can't wait for version 1, but I don't know how soon I will be upgrading. I will have to dig deep in my pockets for the first version, and will need to wait a bit to get the second so I don't get screwed financiallyI have a similar plan. My first gen will be a gift for my mom when I pick up V2. If the rumors are true and V2 has more memory, GPS and 3G (and still has good battery life) it will be worth upgrading. At this point I just want to get V1 though .
I agree. I think Apple's iPhone resources will be focused on international versions for awhile. If a new iPhone is released before the middle of 2008, I think it is likely to be a lite version (less features and less expensive).On the GPS topic, I don't think there is any doubt that it will be in the next generation of iPhone. The question is when that will be released. My guess would be late 2008, but it is all speculation at this point.