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The iPhone 5/iOS 6 thread

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Some great examples showing how far Apple Maps have to go to improve:

  2. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 9, 2005
    Pretty sure that is not correct, will have to check when I get back to the office with a couple of people that have a blackberry and a android. Found this also


    "A long-standing feature of the CDMA networks used by Verizon and Sprint is they don't permit simultaneous use of a data connection and a voice connection. Due to their use of the data-only EVDO standard (instead of the data plus voice EVDV alternative), any inbound or outbound call forces the phone to drop the data connection and revert to a CDMA connection."

    this seems to indicate that no phone on verizon or sprint can do it
  3. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    What are you kidding me? These are faster speeds than my home connection.

    Attached Files:

  4. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    Wow, that's about 4 times the 10/4 speed I get sitting in my livingroom - almost matching the 12/4 cable connection.
  5. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I thought they were still using their fake brand of LTE.
  6. Karen

    Karen Godfather

    Oct 4, 2007
    We got the real thing here in Sacramento last week. My download speed is faster thru AT&T's LTE, but my upload speed is faster on wireless. I have the lowest priced plan from Surewest's fiber-optic network at home...


    I've never had the best AT&T connection around my house. I can hardly wait to see what the speed is when I have more bars showing.
  7. Matt9876

    Matt9876 Hall Of Fame

    Oct 11, 2007
    Big question, How did they make the new Maps app work on the Ipad3 Wi-Fi only device for turn by turn directions. Part of new IOS6.0 upgrade.

    Just got back home from a long trip and for the most part the Map app worked beautifully.:)

    It seems to update about every fifteen seconds, with a blue ball marker in the center of a blue shaded circular area, the shaded area seems to be the margin of accuracy.

    I have the Nav Free app that still has no clue where I am and reports "Poor GPS" most of the time.

    I was always told the Wi-Fi only models have no GPS chip but some how my Ipad3 wi-fi only 64 gig can accurately pin point my location and map it correctly.
  8. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 5, 2009
    It picks up information from wi-fi access points even if you are not connected to the wi-fi access point. There is no GPS chip in a Wi-Fi only iPad.

    Edit: Here is a thread I just found which explains it pretty well: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1434771
  9. Matt9876

    Matt9876 Hall Of Fame

    Oct 11, 2007

    My trip was in some very rural areas, I would call what I have seen today on the Ipad3 Map app as amazing if not down right magical, especially if it is based on receiving known wi-fi hot spot signal information.

    Thanks for the information.

    Edit: Made a typo on the original post, My gen 3 Ipad is 32 gig not 64.
  10. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    That is incorrect! My Sprint HTC EVO LTE does, in fact, do simultaneous voice and data. Period.
  11. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    It simply requires a third antenna for CDMA networks. Those other Verizon phones have it, the iPhone doesn't. Apple chose to leave it out, not Verizon.
  12. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    To whom are you directing your reply there?
  13. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Yeah, even the article he posted said that other phones on Verizon and Sprint can do it, though of course it depends on the area. If you're not connected to an LTE network on Verizon, then a phone that is capable of it, can't do them simultaneously.
  14. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    I have a wifi iPAD 2.

    Prior to iOS 6, location based services worked on it when connected to a wifi signal. Now it does not...

    Am I doing something wrong, or is this a change that came for everyone who upgraded to iOS 6?!

  15. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I am not sure about your device, but location services work just fine in my wi-fI only iPad.
  16. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    Anyone else having a "No Sim Card" issue? Wife's phone worked fine yesterday, this morning it gave the No Sim message. Took a hard reboot to get it to work again, only to get the same message a few hours later. Had to reboot again.

    Did some looking around and it appears others are having the same issue.
  17. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia

    I made changes to my wireless setup last week as well... maybe it was something I did there... :confused:

    I'll use my iPAD somewhere else on Tuesday, and see if it works there to hopefully troubleshoot whether it's my iPAD or my home network.

  18. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Turn off Location Services, turn the iPad off then on, turn on Location Services and see how it goes.

    - Merg
  19. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    I can. My family plan is over $50/mo cheaper with Sprint *and* I have unlimited data to each of the 3 iPhones on my plan.

    Yes, I switched from Verizon to Sprint for those exact reasons.
  20. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    Then don't go to college at WVU in Morgantown WV/ We were driving through there this weekend. AT&T had 4-5 bars of "4G", Verizon iPad was Searching.....

    In a big college town. Really?

    Did some some real world experience with the Maps app, and I can officially say it sucks. Horrible. Couldn't find businesses in a major city. Horrible, just horrible. Can't wait for a Google Maps app. The web interface is better, but not what we had.

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