X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Next iPhone to have Built-in Magnetometer: Yay for Miners and Geologists. Yay.

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

The folks at The Boy Genius Report have a couple of screens from an iPhone debugging menu, and their Apple insider is telling them that the evidence points to a built-in magnetometer for the next hardware revision of the wildly successful device.

iphone-magnetometer-1

As we all know, a magnetometer tells you how close you are to Magneto. What? It doesn’t — It’s for what? The strength and direction of a magnetic field? Why, that’s even better! It’s exactly what nobody’s been asking for.

iphone-magnetometer-2

But I guess giving people what they want – such as a better camera, or support for Flash – is the concept of inferior minds. Perhaps real geniuses give people something they didn’t know they want. Or perhaps Apple saw that no one is catering to the needs of the stylish and tech-savvy miners, geologists and archeologists, people who want a magnetometer and twenty seven fart apps in one awesome package. What vision; what foresight.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Difficulty in Video Games Pt. 2

Difficulty in Video Games Pt. 2

10 More Great Long Takes in Films

10 More Great Long Takes in Films

O Human Being

O Human Being

Advertisement
Corvette C8.R Mid-Engine Beast Hits Sebring

Corvette C8.R Mid-Engine Beast Hits Sebring

Miniature W-32 Engine Actually Works

Miniature W-32 Engine Actually Works

Leaked BMW Z4 Pricing Doesn’t Bode Well for Supra Fans

Leaked BMW Z4 Pricing Doesn’t Bode Well for Supra Fans