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iPhone 3G to Get Turn-by-Turn Directions in Coming Months?

A MSNBC article states that TomTom has a working turn-by-turn GPS solution for the iPhone. MSNBC spoke with the top GPS developers, Garmin, Magellan, and TomTom but all three refused to release much information on the matter. TomTom did however release a statement saying “We have made our navigation system run on the iPhone; it looks good and works very well.”

The other two companies said they were looking into the iPhone platform, but no details were released. The only thing really believed to be holding this from coming to market is the iPhone SDK and it’s terms of agreement. This type of App needs Apple’s consent to see the light of day. What do you think? Will TomTom or some other third party developer bring turn-by-turn directions to the iPhone or will Apple present their own offerings?

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  • renegade

    I don’t care who does it, or how. It is a GLARING omission from the 3G iPhone.

    Google maps is basically worthless as a navigation device.

  • john

    The iphone needs turn by turn directions asap!!!

  • david

    correct! I am planning to get iphone 3g but noooo ways before it has turn buy turn gps. if you drive its worthless, if you walk, you may use paper maps!

    Apple wake up! you are not so unique as you fancy yourself!

  • Paul

    Come on… hurry up!!! I`m going abroad in a few days, and I could really need that turn by turn GPS by then!!!
    Really frustrating to wait for soooo long… Maybe I`ll have to bring my old phone??? The N-95??? Shame on you apple!!!

  • RICORTHO

    i am french and and have created a petition against apple for this problem
    please sign it to permit a real gps application soon!
    (nobody to create a petition in USA?)
    http://www.mesopinions.com/pour-qu-apple-sorte-un-logiciel-de-navigation-gps-petition-petitions-033b3ca9bdc004da545b206c8daf78c9.html

  • nicksed

    Apple has lost my custom, I am getting blackberry 9500. The only thing that stopped me from getting an Iphone is the lack of turn by turn GPS. Iphone are going to start struggling…

  • It’s one of ONLY two disappointments with the iPhone. 1. turn by turn GPS, my old Verzion Motorola had it, and I miss that since I travel a lot. 2. Can’t see Flash sites, of which are both of mine:-(