Apple's Hilarious iPhone GPS update
My poor colleague, TMF iPhone. She thought Stevie and Co. had really given her something for nothing with the craptastic new software update for her iPhone that promised "GPS Navigation." Well that's what she heard.
What Apple promises is that the phone can find your location based on information from nearby wifi stations or cell towers.
If by "location," Jobs (and his hilarious lookalike) mean "what city you're in," then mission accomplished, sort of. Look up at that picture. That's what her iPhone tells her for her location. Near as I can tell, the area of that circle is about 4.5 square miles. So, she knows she's in Alexandria, Va. But she already knew that. To be fair, for a while this morning, it found her location in a tigher radius, with the circle covering only 2-3 square miles
Here's what amuses me. If Microsoft had touted this kind of semi-worthless "feature," in a product, it would be roundly pilloried (with good reason.) Apple fans, like Oprah watchers, just clap and admire. That's iLife for ya.
P.S., Alyce Lomax gets the wag of the day award for this decription of the MacBook Air: It's beautiful. It's skinny, and it can't do much. It's like a supermodel.
I agree, and suspect that all the boys will want one anyway.