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A Look At Some Useful Location Based Apps On The iPhone 4S
Phones LimitedJun 10, 2012 21:18 BST
The Apple iPhone 4S is a smartphone which is well known for its versatility. Thanks to its integrated GPS capabilities, and the famous AppStore, the handset is capable of replacing a standalone SatNav unit. In this post, I will take a closer look at the functionality of the device when it comes to carrying out navigation tasks.
In order to download apps to increase the phone's navigation functionality, simply visit the AppStore. Over half a million apps are available here within a number of different categories. These include the Navigation category. This is where you will find a range of different navigation apps. These range from premium SatNav software from Major brands like TomTom and Garmin, to simpler apps which will point you in the direction of local points of interest.
An example of the latter is an app called Around Me. This app is free to download, and provides a list of all local points of interest and services such as petrol stations, ATMs, supermarkets and hospitals. It works with the phone’s GPS functionality, and will also offer directions thanks to its integration with the Google Maps service.
An example of a more expensive, but very impressive navigation app is the TomTom UK and Ireland SatNav app. This operates in exactly the same way as a normal SatNav unit, but operates from your iPhone 4S. This app downloads and stores all the relevant maps onto your phone, which means that you do not require an internet or data connection like 3G or Wi-Fi when using the app to navigate. This is only requires a GPS signal which does not incur any additional charges. This app costs £39.99, which is much more expensive than many other apps, but it is cheaper than purchasing a separate SatNav unit and it offers all the functions of a standalone SatNav.
Of course, there is much more to the iPhone 4S, but its functionality as a navigation device highlights its versatility. The phone is renowned for its advanced retina display and 8 megapixel camera, as well as advanced features such as the innovative Siri app which is a voice activated personal assistant. It is also arguably one of the most stylish smartphones available. This is thanks to its reinforced glass construction along with metal band running around the edge which is also the phone's antenna.
The iPhone 4S is available on all UK networks, and is now cheaper than ever thanks to increasing competition from rival manufacturers.