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TomTom adds support for iPod Touch and iPhone 2G



Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 19 Nov 2009

pocketgpsworld.comTomTom have updated the App description in the Appstore to add support for the iPod Touch and iPhone 2G.

With the release of v1.2 of TomTom's iPhone app, Touch and iPhone 2G users can now install the app.

As the Touch and 2G iPhone lack a GPS receiver the app will not provide location or turn-by-turn guidance unless used with a TomTok car kit.

 

For Touch users they will require the new iPod Touch specific TomTom car kit priced at £79.95 but TomTom need to make this a lot clearer. At present the appstore page makes no mention of there being two different car kits available.

However this is great news for owners who want to add turn-by-turn guidance to their devices without buying a 3G or 3GS iPhone.

iPod Touch Car Kit

Appstore



Comments
Posted by gatorguy6996 on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:06 pm Reply with quote

TomTom did confirm today that a different car kit will be needed for the iPod. They didn't clarify whether it will replace the current dock for the 3G and GS or be a separate solution altogether. But TomTom has indicated details would be available very soon.

Touch car kit price to be $100 in the US


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Posted by homersolly on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:12 pm Reply with quote

Hi there,

Does anyone know if this cradle only work with the Tomtom app or will others be usable say, Navigon or Sygic?

Thanks in advance.

Kevo


 
Posted by Darren on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:14 pm Reply with quote

homersolly Wrote:
Hi there,

Does anyone know if this cradle only work with the Tomtom app or will others be usable say, Navigon or Sygic?

Thanks in advance.

Kevo

As I understand it, it is a requirement of Apple approval that it is able to function with any GPS app so it should work fine with other GPS apps.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by homersolly on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:17 pm Reply with quote

That's great.

I look forward to seeing this new kit for the ipod, any idea when they are hoping to release to the public?

Kevo


 
Posted by Darren on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:22 pm Reply with quote

TomTom list the new iPod Touch specific car kit as coming soon and priced at 79.95.

See here.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by Darren on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:39 pm Reply with quote

I'm seeking clarification as to whether the existing iPhone car kit will function with a Touch.

It may be that the Touch car kit has been made available as an option because lacking the hands-free it is cheaper but that either would work if you already owned one.

I'll update the thread as soon as I know.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by gatorguy6996 on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:42 pm Reply with quote

TomTom is a bit unclear on their app working with other available car kits such as Magellan's. Their indication this morning is that the TT kit would be required to work, leaving the impression that other mounts would not. Can you get any clarification Darren?


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Posted by Darren on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:46 pm Reply with quote

AIUI Apple will not allow them to lock the cradle to their app but that may not preclude them from locking their 'app' to the cradle.

But I shall attempt to seek clarification.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by SpeedCam on Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:52 pm Reply with quote

Am I missing something here, is there any reason why the Touch kit is 79 where as the iPhone is 99. Is the Touch mount compatible with the iPhone.


It just seems strange, I'd expected similar mounts at similar prices, no technical reason why there should be any difference?


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Posted by Darren on Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:04 pm Reply with quote

The Touch cradle lacks the hands-free functions but I agree that it's hard to explain the difference in price for this as the speaker is still present Confused


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by mikealder on Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:12 pm Reply with quote

Perhaps the touch version doesn't need Bluetooth for the audio connection which would reduce the component count, maybe the Touch audio is available from the Sync socket?? - Mike


 
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