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Not sure if there is a way but I was unable to figure out how to dismiss the blue circle of my current location. This became a problem when I was in an area where the satellite images were very washed out and with the semi transparent blue overlay it was near impossible to discern any detail in the images at all. Unless I've missed something I hope the next Maps app fixes that issue.

BTW current location Costa Rica

That is because it is using the cell towers to determine your location because getting a GPS link was not possible.

The only things I can think of is to get the location with maps and then go to Airplane mode or jailbreak it then turn off the A-GPS function.
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post #42 of 52
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I think he was attempting sarcasm.

attempting sarcasm ??

you mean he failed at sarcasm ??
well i am flabbergasted at this missed attempt
let me check my google map

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neva hav trur werds bean siad.

road trip !!
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post #44 of 52
C'mon apple quit screwing around & just put google navigation on the iPhone. Don't drag your feet, choice is a good thing. (closed platform, sometimes - actually most of the time, terrible choice)
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Better battery + OLED = Heaven.

And multi-tasking.
post #46 of 52
Can someone please explain the fascination with the iPhone having a flash? I had a Motorola phone at one point that did and it worked great as a flashlight. Then again I do not use my phone as my go to camera, I bought an actual camera for that, but I do not see a whole lot of people complaining that their cameras do not make phone calls and play apps. Maybe its just me, I love my iPhone and al the things it can do. The Droid has what should be an excellent camera with a flash and from all the reviews Ive read it is the worst part of the whole set up. So why waste time and money adding more crap to screw up the looks of my phone if it is just going to be a nuisance? Same goes for all the people complaining that the 3G iPod Touch didnt have a camera, they already have an iPod Touch with a camera, its called an iPhone.
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post #47 of 52
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Can someone please explain the fascination with the iPhone having a flash?

Its to still photos in low light. THe problem is that Xenon flashes are pretty crappy on phones. The images look washed out. Better HW seems to be a better option. The 2GS still camera does pretty good in low light if you tap the area you wish to photograph.

Im seeing more handhelds with quasi-nightvision capabilities for true light situations. I think this would be better since you could use it as a video camera and you can see distant objects at night while a a flash is limited to pretty much to what is in front of it.

If one of the two were coming Id guess that its better camera HW over a FLash simply because the flash would mess up the aesthetics of the device.
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post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Its to still photos in low light. THe problem is that Xenon flashes are pretty crappy on phones. The images look washed out. Better HW seems to be a better option. The 2GS still camera does pretty good in low light if you tap the area you wish to photograph.

Im seeing more handhelds with quasi-nightvision capabilities for true light situations. I think this would be better since you could use it as a video camera and you can see distant objects at night while a a flash is limited to pretty much to what is in front of it.

If one of the two were coming Id guess that its better camera HW over a FLash simply because the flash would mess up the aesthetics of the device.

They could always turn that Apple logo into the flash...
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post #49 of 52
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They could always turn that Apple logo into the flash...

I know you are partially kidding but some will see that as a great idea so I’m going respond as if it’s serious…

The Logo in the middle of the device would make holding it to use the flash awkward. It would also mean that cases would have a large chunk missing from the back, and make it impossible for cases like the Mophie Juice Pack which has a battery back there or ones that have a clip attached. This is less than ideal; it needs to be on the edge near the camera. Perhaps they could make the flash a "donut" shape around the lens or shape it to be next to the lens in an oval shape the way the lens and mic are on the iPod Nano.

Below is Samsung with a flash and the new Nano. I can see Apple using the same format for an iDevice if they were to give it a flash.


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Apple do use Li-Poly batteries in their iPods and iPhones. I think theyve been using them in their iPods since day one even though they only list them as Lithium Ion instead of Lithium Poly or Lithium Ion Polymer. You can see the difference because they are flat batteries, the standard in cell phones and PMPs.

Do you have a link showing that the iPhone/touch are in fact lithium polymer and not just lithium ion.

The MacBook Pros had lithium ion and a BIG DEAL was made about the lithium POLYMER batteries that now had 3 times the battery life, and a longer lifespan.

I would think that Apple would promote that as much as the MacBook Pros if the iPhone/iPod touch had lithium polymer.

I'm not saying they don't, I'm just asking for confirmation.

Thanks.

Greg
post #51 of 52
"Google is your friend" Well, in this case anyway. It is in fact an 1150 mAh lithium polymer battery in the 3G and 3GS phone. The original phone had a 1400 mAh battery but I'm not sure if it was polymer.

Anyway, thanks solipsisim!

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post #52 of 52
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Originally Posted by GregoriusM View Post

Do you have a link showing that the iPhone/touch are in fact lithium polymer and not just lithium ion.

The MacBook Pros had lithium ion and a BIG DEAL was made about the lithium POLYMER batteries that now had 3 times the battery life, and a longer lifespan.

I would think that Apple would promote that as much as the MacBook Pros if the iPhone/iPod touch had lithium polymer.

I'm not saying they don't, I'm just asking for confirmation.

Thanks.

Greg

I understand, even on the iDevice Tech Specs pages they list Lithium Ion, yet every iDevice is Li-Poly. They even have a page on batteries that list everything as Li-Poly despite not being clear on their other pages…

http://www.apple.com/batteries/ We know this just by looking at the battery because they are flat and can be made into virtually any shape, unlike Li-Ion with used rolled cells.

This is new for notebooks because Li-Poly have size limitations. What Apple really did was create a way of stacking a battery* of Li-Poly batteries together with a way of orchestrating them with a special power management unit.

If you watch the video you can see how they are multiple batteries connected by a smart power management unit…

http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/battery/watch.html (video) Here are some pics that Li-Poly batteries are used in such devices as standard…

iPod Touch (3rd Gen) (image)
iPod Shuffle (2ndGen) (image)
Kindle 2 (image)
iPhone 3G (image)
iPod Nano (3rd Gen) (image)
iPod Nano (4rd Gen) (image)
iPod Touch (1st Gen) (image) Notice the Sony battery below has an injected plastic casing and it squared off despite being so small and thin. That is how you know that it’s a Li-Ion even without the accompanying text…

Sony PSP GO (image) And some more info…
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The original lithium ion technology used thin plates spread with the electrolyte and then rolled up like a jelly roll. They needed to be made in round form to include the safety devices. Lithium polymer technology used die cut plates stacked on top of each other like a deck or cards, with the plates connected in parallel. They could be made in a variety of shapes and sizes, and could be made very thin, which made them attractive to cell phone manufacturers.
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* See what I did there?
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