New iPhone GPS Would Rock Nav System World

Added technology could spell doom for portable navigation devices
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 8, 2008 6:10 AM CDT
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is expected to announce GPS on the new iPhone on Monday.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Apple is likely to announce the addition of GPS to the iPhone tomorrow—and that’s bad news for makers of portable satellite-navigation systems, Wired reports. It could also be a dangerous distraction for those on the road, as drivers increasingly turn to tiny mobile-phone screens for directions. The number of users of GPS-enabled phones is expected to quadruple by 2011.