* Posts by benjaminhowarth

1 post • joined 12 Feb 2019

Fun fact: GPS uses 10 bits to store the week. That means it runs out... oh heck – April 6, 2019


An earlier version of ICD/IS-200 has been in force since 2006.

The first iPhone (and Google Maps IIRC) were launched in 2007.

The vast majority of GPS-based services have been invented/launched after the initial ratification of this spec.

This means two things:

1) *probably* most devices sold post-2007 will be compliant & therefore be fine;

2) the devices that aren't compliant will have been manufactured prior to 2006, and ideally either have been end-of-line'd or upgraded in enterprise environments that rely on this sort of thing.

Odds of this affecting you personally in any way (consumer, enterprise or sysadmin): I'm pegging at roughly 0.01%.


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