RUMOUR: Magnetometer on next iPhone

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iphone-magnetometer.jpgI wasn’t that excited by the idea of a compass on the iPhone until I remembered how rubbish GPS is. The idea of a magnetometer, or however they wish to market it, is actually quite cool when you think about the idea of apps that could use it, from mapping software to games that could work even better in a real life environment.

Doubtless there’ll be plenty of clever bods who come up with better uses but, for now, just appreciate the fact that these clearly market compass on/off menus have been spotted in the wild. Roll on 9th June.

(via BGR)

Daniel Sung