• http://www.nokiacreative.com James @ Nokia Creative

    Locate Me has been quite successful for me… on two occasions it has pinpointed me to within about 100 metres.

    Would still like to see proper iPhone GPS though.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    I’m glad to hear that you’re having success with it! Perhaps I just need to move :)

  • mel jones

    Hi Matt, Saw your your iphone tips on Steve Litchfield’s smartphone show, they were useful. Here in South Wales the location has worked well.
    Is there a site where one can suggest improvements to the OS, I used Treos for years and there were a couple of apps that I loved and would love to have on the iphone. One irritant is the alarm which I set to remind me and is inadequate both on volume and the shortness of the sound, unless I’ve missed something.
    I have now bookmarked your site so will be a regular visitor. Thanks, Mel Jones.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    Hi Mel

    I’m glad you found the tips useful :) I’ll be doing a few more in the next show.

    Any suggestions for the iPhone should be submitted at http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    I’m also planning a series of looks at different parts of the iPhone UI, with my take on what can be improved (I agree with you about the alarm though). It just seems that paid work is getting in the way of the fun stuff!


  • C.Schaad

    hi, i’ve the same problem with the default to united states using outlook/windows… really annoying !

    found any solution yet ?


  • mat luciw

    Why when I try the find location on iPhone maps is it unable to determine my location? I thought this new feature would be quite useful, Its just not good not good at all. I’m in the uk is this the reason it sucks? Can anyone fill me in on this matter PLs

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    The problems with determining location are AFAIK to do with externalities to Apple. Location is determined by:

    * cell triangulation (via Google’s cell DB)
    * known wifi node proximity (via Skyhook Wireless)

    It seems that neither of these are quite up to scratch in the UK, at least in my experience.

  • Dave

    Having got a hacked iPhone on T-Mobile I have been unable to test out the locate me feature although I am loving all the other new features.

    I too am a bit annoyed by how Google Maps works. I have properly formatted UK addresses for some of my contacts with United Kingdom at the end but it can never find it when I tap the address in contacts. Instead I’ve had to search for postcodes then drop a pin to get it more accurately then bookmarked it.

    The only quirks I have about the iPhone now is it would be nice to see GPS, proper bluetooth support so I can send and receive stuff between my friends, copying text would be nice, SMS forwarding and increased volume from the external speaker. Those are all things I can live without though and this is easily the best phone I have ever used.