Back at the beginning of the year, I was considering purchasing a GPS unit for my car, a TomTom or something similar, after having seen a friend’s TomTom in action on a trip to Syracuse. I thought it would be nice to have, but since we didn’t have any car trips planned for the next little while, I wasn’t in too big of a hurry to go buy one. Then the announcement of the iPhone 3G (with GPS) coming to Canada happened. I had pretty much decided that I was going to be picking up an iPhone when they were available in Canada, and the fact that it had GPS had me dreaming… Surely someone (TomTom maybe) would be writing a GPS driving directions application that would be available in the App Store. In fact I think I remember reading something to that effect on TechCrunch. Well here we are, nearly 6 months after the App Store opened and I don’t see any GPS driving directions apps available yet. Is Apple blocking them because they have something up their sleeve? That’s too bad really.
P.S. Shown in the photo is the 3G iPhone windshield mount made by RAM that finally showed up (ordered it on July 29th). I bought it with a driving directions application in mind.