August 9, 2006 at 1:29 am #24443neo_ny_23Member
Ok. I lost my iPod Nano few days back. I travelled so my places that day (car rental station, SuperCuts, Wegmans, Office, etc) that I am not sure where I might have “left” or “dropped” my iPod.
Now I was wondering about something…Won't it be awesome if Apple comes up with some thing (software or additional hardware or any application on their new Mac OSX) that helps us in tracking down our lost iPods.. All they need is some kind of GPS tracking system and a map which can be downloaded on iMac or Windows and then with that, we can track where the hell our iPods are..
What do you guys think about it?August 9, 2006 at 1:43 am #150192DavidParticipant
So.. Since when does GPS work purely on software? The nano, nor any of the iPods for that matter, don't have a GPS receiver in them. And they also don't have a way to transmit data either.. (Be it Wifi, Bluetooth, TDMA/CDMA, GSM, etc).
So you would want to add not one, but TWO devices that need to be running constantly (or on a timer interrupt trigger to wake the processor), that can globally attach to the GPS, and (the only really viable solution).. the cellular networks?
I guess it's a nice idea, but totally unrealistic and way too expensive to implement. Not to mention that it'd be horrible business practice for Apple, since you're probably just going to buy a new one now anyway. Your battery wouldn't last, for one.. and it'd probably double the weight and size of the device.
And on top of all that… it's still unlikely you'd find it anyway, since someone would probably have taken it if it was just lying around.August 9, 2006 at 3:44 am #150193TigerbladeParticipant
not to mention the conspiracy theories that would abound with such a thing. it's bad enough with cellphones, credit cards, library records and the such… I can see it now… “Apple tracking users' music preferences and traveling habits”
meh. the costs of implementing a GPS system on iPods would not be even remotely balanced by the benefits to the few people who happen to lose their iPods. Nothing against you personally, don't take this as an insult, but I protect my iPod like it's part of me wherever I go — it's not getting lost anytime soon. It's too big an investment to lose.August 14, 2006 at 6:09 pm #150194RustyMember
uhhhhh wouldn't that make the price go up from like 300 for my ipod video to like 500 then you would probably have to pay to get the service like 20 bucks a monthSeptember 14, 2006 at 8:54 pm #150195RustyMember
actually now that i think about it when my mom takes my ipod i could go find where she puts it in the house ive looked everywhere i an never find it
she takes it when i do stupid stuff like i dont do my chores or something
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