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Developers receive iPhone 2.1 with directional GPS, push notification

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Apple Insider reports that Gear Live has the iPhone 2.1 software in hand and note that Core Location can now recognize the cardinal direction of an iPhone with GPS. It can also detect velocity. Both of these are essential to providing turn-by-turn directions.

Insider also notes that Apple has implemented a rudimentary version of the background push notification service in the 2.1 update. This feature is going to be very valuable to applications like AIM that could use the service to make IMing much more user friendly on the iPhone.

Apple originally said that this service would become available in September of this year, so it is likely that we’ll see the iPhone 2.1 software update around that time.

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

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