So apparently, my lack of voraciousness as a Mac fanboy made me almost miss the fact that Apple is working with Skyhook Wireless to capture location on the iPhone…oh and that Google company too. This is great. And definitely a step-up for the technology. Since I am a iPod Touch user, not an iPhone, hopefully this will trickle its way down soon. The location features should be rolling out in late February.
UPDATE: Apparently the location information is available with the current 1.1.3 version. As expected the locations seem to be better in areas of higher density so that there are more reference points. I am upgrading the Touch tonight and will say whether the new GMaps feature include location based on wifi for it.