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    So I bought an IPhone

    Yeah, I bought an IPhone. It replaces a Casio that worked real well but I thought it would be convenient to have internet on the go. It seems to have some neat features like the compass and as an old map and compass guy, I kinda like that.
    If you have one, like it and have some tips, apps, or anything else that might help in the IPhone operation....let's hear it. OM

    if you don't have one and hate all this kind of thing, it's OK if you skip this.
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    I mostly use it for mail, news, and WX. Also to check bank balances, maps, and customer records.
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    Mapquest.

    It has voice navigation, unlike Google Maps. Very handy.

    Weatherbug Pro is also a great app.

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    So far, the first glitch was incomplete activation....been around long enough to know to try and make a call before leaving the store parking lot. Second is e-mail won't work. I suspect it's a port issue so it's back to the store....
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    I use it for many things. But since this is BMW forum, a great "buy" app, is BMW Moto Envi. It is a lot fun on the old and new BMW bikes.

    Also, if you have the on call service, they have a Roadside App that is very helpful.
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    Navigon

    Navigon navigation by Garmin. Get a RAM ball mount and their universal spring thingie for the iPhone and you have a complete nav system. Add Bluetooth paring to your helmet comm system and you have turn by turn voice directions. Music and radio also if your comm system supports the audio device in the iPhone. SMH10 does.

    Also add a BMW plug to iPhone adapter for charging on the go.

    Caution the iPhone is NOT weather proof.

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    iphone congrats

    take it back know before it becomes part of your hand I love mine and have a mount on my RT where I use it as a 2nd GPS, listen to Pandora, and have it connected to my bluetooth helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    So far, the first glitch was incomplete activation....been around long enough to know to try and make a call before leaving the store parking lot. Second is e-mail won't work. I suspect it's a port issue so it's back to the store....
    I'll be glad to help with the e-mail problem. I can help walk you through on setting it up... let me know... feel free to e-mail me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Yeah, I bought an IPhone. It replaces a Casio that worked real well but I thought it would be convenient to have internet on the go. It seems to have some neat features like the compass and as an old map and compass guy, I kinda like that.
    If you have one, like it and have some tips, apps, or anything else that might help in the IPhone operation....let's hear it. OM

    if you don't have one and hate all this kind of thing, it's OK if you skip this.

    Awesome! You're becoming more tech savvy....
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    My Radar is a nice free radar that I find pretty accurate.
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    Looking for folks to play Words with or Scrabble... itsybitsyskier my username.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NI5L View Post
    Umm....the stock Google Maps on iPhone 4 doesn't do voice directions. Pretty sure that's what he was referring to.

    Maybe the 4s does?
    The 4S doesn't. The new software update IOS 6 will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwgsrider View Post
    The 4S doesn't.
    Correct. Rob originally mentioned being able to "get" turn-by-turn directions. I took "get" to mean "receive the information," not "receive the information by voice notification."

    The 4S presents turn-by-turn info, but only visually on the screen.
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    The 4S will announce the directions as well. I have used that walking around a visiting city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-J View Post
    The 4S will announce the directions as well.
    The 4S will announce turn-by-turn directions with some iStore Apps (e.g., "MapQuest 4 Mobile"), but cannot announce turn-by-turn using the stock Apple App "Maps."
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