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TomTom iPhone Cradle has appeared in the Apple Store

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by OllyM, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. OllyM

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  2. DeadMan

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    I was under the impression from users comments that the iPhone tomtom was not that great?
     
  3. sir_snookie

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    I have Tomtom and Copilot on a 3G S and find both are very slow to upadate,like when you turn a corner they take 200 yards or so to show on the display that you have turned. aslo pulling away they both have a delay before it shows you moving,it must be the hardware on the phone is not very good for both to be the same.
     
  4. z0mbi3

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    On my other half's iphone it seems better than the tom tom 6 she used to run on her Winmo phone and we always considered that one to be pretty good.
     
  5. Feek

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    It should be a lot better with the cradle, if that price includes the app then I'm tempted.
     
  6. Ol!ver

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    There's some serious doubt about whether the Apple Store is correct about it including the App, as at the moment there's no way of them doing it, shy of giving you iTunes credit.

    I've not used the TomTom software myself, but have been reviewing CoPilot for a few weeks and am impressed. The app takes a while to load, but I suspect that would be improved an a 3GS.

    As Feek says though, the TomTom kit would improve GPS reception for those suffering poor tracking, so that's worth bearing in mind too.
     
  7. Feek

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    The Apple store page is misleading, it's not easily possible to tell from there whether the app is included or not. It could be done by providing a redeem iTunes code that allows the app to be downloaded but there's just no way of knowing.
     
  8. Valo

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    I'm with you there, especially with christmas around the corner could make a nice present.

    I just hope TomTom really keep developing the app as they say they will be.
     
  9. Feek

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    I stand corrected. On the Apple store page it says
    So it is the app and the cradle for that price.
     
  10. Ol!ver

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    Nope, it ain't.

    http://twitter.com/donmcallister

    Read his last few tweets.
     
  11. Feek

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    Numpties!
     
  12. FreeStream

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    Ha, with the app then its almost worth it.

    Without it, not a chance.

    Well done Tom Tom, lost £100 of my money!
     
  13. Shelster

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    I'm hoping that is including the app price, as app is £58 (iirc) so would work out as £40 for the cradle, which is not a bad price.

    Otherwise you are looking at £160, which is in the realms of just getting a Tom Tom or other suitable GPS as there are others on the market;)

    Hope they do the cradle on its own, as dont want to end up paying for an app twice.......:(
     
  14. flat-6

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    Naah it must include the software. Surely no one apart from the most zealous fanboys is going to think this cradle is worth £100?
     
  15. Feek

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    I still don't know what's right. Don *smug* McAllister is saying that it's not included, the Apple Store still says it is included. Of course, Don is a friend of Leo so that means that everything he says must be true :D (or not).

    I shall sit on the fence until there's proof either way.
     
  16. b0rn2sk8

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    £100 for a cradle is insane. I should think it only costs them £10 to make if that.

    On the other hand if it includes the app, then its reasonable.
     
  17. Feek

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    And yet more..

    From here.

    *shrug*

    The original page has gone from the Apple store though, the one which said the app was included! It's all a bit of a mess up right now really.
     
  18. OllyM

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    No way will they try and sell the cradle alone for £99 - you can buy a whole GPS unit for that. Idiots!
     
  19. Irish_Tom

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    Agreed. The £100 must include the app as well as the cradle!

    Panzer
     
  20. rscosworth

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    I cant see it online - anyone got a link.....ive already bought the app so what about cradle only - hmmm