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CoPilot Live Welcomes the iPhone 5

iPhone 5 with CoPilotIf you didn’t see the big news from Apple yesterday, (at this point its hard not to have heard  something!) we were officially introduced to the thinnest, lightest, fastest iPhone yet – the iPhone 5. 

As usual Apple did a great job of unveiling the new device with an up close and personal tour of what we can expect when we get our hands on it September 21st.

The DetailsHow’s it Look & What’s New?

The device looks similar to it’s older family members but has a taller, larger 4-inch screen and is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the 4S.  It’s also now made entirely of glass and aluminum.  One thing that was predicted and unfortunately came true is the device will require a different size charging cord than previous models, making it hard to use existing docking stations and speakers designed for the old iPhone cord.  The good news is Apple did create an adapter so old devices aren’t useless.  The new device also connects to 4G LTE connection, which should speed up Internet browsing.  Making it’s debut, iOS 6 is available with Passbook and Apple’s Maps, Apple’s proprietary mapping and navigation app and the replacement for Google Maps on iOS.

Why We’re Celebrating the iPhone 5 here at CoPilot

- The iPhone 5 is ideal for GPS. The new screen is perfect for CoPilot’s in-car guidance, bringing the same large display experience to iPhone that many Android smartphone owners take for granted. Whether it’s widescreen GPS in landscape or tall-screen navigation in portrait, we’ll be ensuring your CoPilot app is iPhone 5 – ready from day 1!

- CoPilot Live integrates with Apple’s Maps.  We’re excited to announce we’ve integrated with Apple’s Maps in iOS 6.  You will be able to find a location on Apple’s Maps and navigate there using CoPilot’s offline, voice-guided GPS guidance. As with all CoPilot apps, our maps are stored on the phone for reliable use when there is no mobile or data connection available.

You can view a couple of screenshots of how this will work here

-   A giant leap for smartphone navigation.  We think that Apple’s Maps will increase awareness about smartphone GPS navigation in general. We’ve spent the past decade evangelizing about how smartphones are the ideal platform for navigation thanks to their connectivity for live journey information, convenient portability and their hi-res touch screens. The iPhone 5 will surely further the cause – and we’ll continue to offer a premium GPS navigation choice, introducing new innovations to make car journeys easier, safer and more predictable.

What did you think of the iPhone 5?  Is it what you expected?  Will you be in line next Friday to get your hands on one?

 

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6 Comments

  1. Bill klein
    Posted September 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    downloaded copilot live premium 9-15-12 ) and it is totally unuseable. I have been using it around town and comparing to garmin and it is not trustworthy. How do I delete from my phone and get my money back?

  2. G.B.
    Posted September 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Hmmmmm….I don’t see the option to use CoPilot for routing when I use Apple Maps. Am I missing something? More info would be helpful.

    • Adrienne Lieberman // Marketing Coordinator, North America
      Posted September 27, 2012 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      Hi G.B.

      Thank you for reaching out, If you are trying to activate CoPilot through your Apple Maps Try selecting the bus instead of the car and alternative apps should appear for transportation, including CoPilot Live. If this does not work, please contact support so they can help you further. http://copilotlive.com/us/support/supportContact.asp

  3. Fred
    Posted September 24, 2012 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    So far disappointed, I chose this app for two reasons: one was the ability to route for an RV and second was experience with this company and PcMiler. I have not been able to find four address so far that have been in existence for quite a long time. Using Apples new maps may explain it, although I was able to find them in Apples Maps even if it did list the wrong town..

    • Adrienne Lieberman // Marketing Coordinator, North America
      Posted September 27, 2012 at 10:58 am | Permalink

      Hi Fred,

      I apologize for the inconvenience you’re experiencing. Have you tried using our ALK Mapsure service to report map updates?http://www.copilotlive.com/us/map/MapUpDate.asp
      Let us know if you have any other questions.

      Thank you.

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