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TomTom - Major iOS4 update and carkit is iPhone4 compatible
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hailstorm
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Map Updates Reply with quote

NickG wrote:
I don't have TomTom for iPhone, but can someone please let me know how map updates are handled? How do you get/install them and are they free or "in-app purchases"?


Map updates are free but they only come with each new version of Tomtom. There isn't any other way of updating them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Map Updates Reply with quote

NickG wrote:
I don't have TomTom for iPhone, but can someone please let me know how map updates are handled? How do you get/install them and are they free or "in-app purchases"?

So far they have been provided as part of an app updated FOC. No other mechanism for updates has been announced.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats the best price people have seen the TomTom mount selling for, Apple store currently 79 are there any better deals.

Also is the GPS in the iPhone any better than the previous units?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Also is the GPS in the iPhone any better than the previous units?

The iPhone 4 uses the same new GPS chipset as the iPad. Tests with that have shown the GPS to be a good deal more sensitive, indeed I'd say they are on a par with what we would expect of a current generation GPS and about time too.

We can but hope that the same improvements are realised in the iPhone4, with the new antenna design it should be.

Personally I found the GPS in my 3GS adequate enough and never felt the need to resort to TT's carkit cradle. But others have had less luck and the 3G chipset is noticably less sensitive.

So if you are upgrading to iPhone4 and don't have a TT carkit I'd suggest waiting to see if you really need it (if it is just the GPS side that is the driving factor of course!).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpeedCam wrote:
Whats the best price people have seen the TomTom mount selling for, Apple store currently 79 are there any better deals.

Also is the GPS in the iPhone any better than the previous units?


That's a good price ! Were did you see it for sale ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple store, Milton Keynes
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It most definitely does NOT function. I've tried everything I can think of, but the car kit doesn't pair on the bluetooth side, it won't play audio, and it doesn't even charge the iPhone 4.

This rather puzzles me, since charging and audio out should be fairly basic functions, especially given that the dock connector hasn't changed. None of my other iPhone accessories are having any issues. The iPhone 4 snaps neatly and securely into the cradle... But the kit doesn't know the phone is even there.

I hope there's a software fix, but I suspect I'm going to have to drop another $99 on another car kit... *sigh*
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:12 am    Post subject: Sorry, but NO to the car kit Reply with quote

Wednesday afternoon around 4:00 p.m. Central my two new iPhone4's arrived. (mine & wife). With 1.4 installed on both (working fine including traffic), neither phone is recognized by the car kit. They do 'snap in' just fine, but there is no 'chirp of attachment', no charging icon, no audio out to the car stereo.

FAIL - utterly and completely, fail.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A response from Apple about the TomTom Car Kit would be interesting as its classed as an official Apple accessory (listed on the Apple web site).

All I have have seen so far from Apple are various cars with built in Bluetooth systems that their new iPhone won't work with and Apples response to date has been "Its not an official iPhone accessory" (the car) so they are not interested. - Mike
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I would be curious to see what Apple has to say, especially with the endorsement that it works with the iPhone 4, which it clearly does not.

Although apparently they've realized this... I just went back and looked, and the endorsement that it functions with the iPhone 4 is gone.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grab a copy of the screen image in the first post on page one of this thread as proof that iPhone_4 was listed before that gets pulled as well, then query it with Apple - Mike
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

people in the o2 forums also moaning about iPhone 4 not working with the car kit:
http://forum.o2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=45203

along with a possible bodgit-and-scarper repair:
http://forum.o2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=45244


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is working ok with the TomTom car kit and Iphone 4 ,this is what i have done follow this link http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2455029&start=45&tstart=0

Its a two minute job.. Audio out bluetooth and charge all work ok

I used a small strip of velcro ,perhaps TomTom Apple will send us all a small piece Mad Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A small piece of cardboard (ironically a piece from the interior of the iPhone 4's shipping box) behind the dock connector (not just behind the phone, but behind the car kit's connector at the bottom) seems to have solved the issue completely.

I was a bit careful at first, since the phone seemed to resist a bit, but turns out that if you just do it slowly there's no undue resistance at all, it just clicks in. Basically go slow and watch the angle of the phone, and all's well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Felt pad fixes it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvR_2TgxsFI

Or wait for TomTom to release an adapter for around 20 !?!?

Edit: It's not my video... I just came across it on another forum.
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