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Old December 22nd, 2014
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Will there be a software update that allows segmenting on the IQ? It would be great to reduce Ka falsing.
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Old December 22nd, 2014
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IQ was discontinued a couple months ago.

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The Passport iQ has been discontinued.
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Old December 23rd, 2014
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Thanks. I know it was discontinued but there was talk of Escort possibly doing map updates to support the IQ. Hoping there would also be a software update to add the segmenting.
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Could Escort chime in here? Will there be a software update for IQ? Thank you.
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I would bet big money that there will not be any FW update especially one adding segmentation for the IQ. Map updates are much more likely.
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Old January 7th, 2015
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Why in the world would Escort spend the money and time to provide BS and RDR off for a discontinued product??? Makes absolutely no sense to me.
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Why in the world would Escort spend the money and time to provide BS and RDR off for a discontinued product??? Makes absolutely no sense to me.
Exactly, They have nothing to gain by spending the money or R&D time/cost to add features to something they no longer sell. From a business perspective it's not a wise choice. In doing that upgrade they might also introduce more bugs which would require more money to find a fix for. Escort would probably say "if it aint broke don't fix it". The BS RDR added on the Redline and 9500CI adds another marketable feature to those units which is beneficial since they still sell them and it will help them sell more of them. I wouldn't hold my breath on anything more than map updates.
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Could Escort chime in here? Will there be a software update for IQ? Thank you.
There will not be any further software updates released for the Passport iQ.
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Thanks for the info. Very unfortunate news for all the IQ owners that spent $500 or more purchasing it and thinking it would be supported. I wish there was another option for map updates because the "newest" version is years out of date. The GPS is useless- my iPhone works much better but it would be nice to use the GPS as a GPS when it's needed. The detector itself isn't bad though it also has some issues with the touchscreen mute button and not remembering "locked out" K band signals.

Can't Escort at least allow IQ owners to get map updates somewhere else if Escort themselves won't support the product they hyped and sold? It's not as if the thing is 10 years old or something. I bought mine less than a year ago.
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Thanks for the info. Very unfortunate news for all the IQ owners that spent $500 or more purchasing it and thinking it would be supported. I wish there was another option for map updates because the "newest" version is years out of date. The GPS is useless- my iPhone works much better but it would be nice to use the GPS as a GPS when it's needed. The detector itself isn't bad though it also has some issues with the touchscreen mute button and not remembering "locked out" K band signals.

Can't Escort at least allow IQ owners to get map updates somewhere else if Escort themselves won't support the product they hyped and sold? It's not as if the thing is 10 years old or something. I bought mine less than a year ago.
ER said no more Firmware updates, he didn't say anything map updates.
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Escort 9500CI w/ triple LSPs 2/5/6/8 on TSR/RDR OFF
Escort Redline 2/5/6/8 on TSR/RDR OFF
Escort Passport MAX2
Escort Redline (wife's car)
LIVE DW
Mobius Dashcam
RX65 S7 (Sold)
8500 X50 s7 Rev. 5 (Sold) 2005
9500IX (passed along to my old man) 2011
ZR3 laser shifters 2005 (SOLD)
QI45 (SOLD) 2010
Decatur Gen II 35.5 KA
Kustom PL2
Bushnell Speedster III
Laser Interceptor laser tester
 

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