Updates on iOS6, iPhone 5, and more... September 21 2012
Just a few quick updates from the Bad Elf team. The last few weeks have been pretty exciting in terms of Apple news...
We've tested the Bad Elf GPS (30-pin plug-in) and GPS Pro (Bluetooth) accessories with iOS 6, and there are no known compatibility issues. The current app runs fine on iOS 6. We will be updating the app soon to take advantage of the larger screen and the new Bluetooth discovery/pairing APIs.
Our new iPhone 5 arrived today, and we are very happy to report the GPS Pro is working great with Apple's best-selling iPhone to date. It will take a few weeks for us to work thru the MFi process to officially claim full compatibility with the iPhone 5, but signs are good!
New Lightning Connector
We haven't been able to get our hands on a Lightning-to-30pin adapter cable yet, but as soon as we do, we'll post an update on compatibility with the plug-in Bad Elf GPS. We're expecting it to work fine and to be a good solution for people who are upgrading to the new iPhone 5 or iPod touch (5th generation) when it becomes available later this fall.
I just got back from 5 weeks of business and vacation travel in Asia and Spain, and used the GPS Pro to record some of my adventures. I'm very happy to report that the real-world GPS performance and battery life have been extremely good in a variety of conditions and vehicles (train, car, plane, boat). During the next week I'll post some logs and images from these trips to give you a taste of the GPS Pro in action.