Engineering Magic®

Apple Approved
Bad Elf's accessories meet the requirements of  Apple's MFi program.  Our engineering team tests extensively with each new product release of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Apps Galore
Developers with deep domain expertise and great design acumen combine Bad Elf and Apple devices to create the ultimate user experience.  See the list.
No Cellular Required
Our products provide rock-solid GPS to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch to allow you to see your GPS position in any app on the App Store.


Cleared to Upgrade: iOS 8.4 Fixes GPS Issues

June 30, 2015

"Apple has released iOS 8.4 with Apple Music, Beats 1, and an all-new Music app." Trust us, we're excited for that headline, but we're just a little more excited (and relieved) to finally announce to our very loyal and patient customers that with the release of iOS 8.4, the bug that prevented most GPS accessories from providing location data has been fixed.   This morning we ran the public iOS 8.4 release thru our "quick QA test matrix" which covers 4 iOS device models (both cellular and Wi-Fi only), 7 GPS accessories, and 5 apps.  That's 140 steps, and we're happy to report all passed. We perform extensive testing with the beta iOS builds, so this is what we were expecting.  However,...

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iOS 8.4 Release Imminent

June 29, 2015

82 days.  Nearly 12 weeks.  That’s how long some of us have been waiting for a way out of the iOS 8.3 troubles that have left our apps unable to obtain location data from external GPS receivers. Well, tomorrow is June 30th.  That is the date Apple announced several new features and services in iOS 8.4 would be released to the public. Several recent reports indicate iOS 8.4 will be available as early as 8AM PDT.Once the new public release is available, the Bad Elf engineering team will download and install it on our test bench.  We’ll test the ridiculous number of permutations of iOS devices, Bad Elf GPSs model, and several popular apps to confirm that the iOS 8.4 release not...

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