- 03-12-2011, 03:28 PM #2
- 03-12-2011, 04:57 PM #4
If it's wifi only, maps will only know where you are because your ip address is stored in a database with some approximate coordinates. Wifi iPads only have 'assisted' GPS capabilities - by way of known coordinates of wifi locations.
You can get true, autonomous GPS capabilities via bluetooth GPS receivers - a few are capable of connecting to iPads... or, a BadElf GPS - available on Amazon.com
- 03-14-2011, 01:49 PM #5
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- 03-14-2011, 05:40 PM #9
CNET is wrong too? 'cuz they have GPS as a top 5 missing from the wifi iPad??
Five things the iPad is missing | Crave - CNET
This APPLE.com thread in support also claims no GPS in the Wifi model?
Apple - Support - Discussions - Does iPad 2 WiFi Really Have No GPS??? ...
Guess ZDNet was wrong too, they say no GPS
And that's technically not assisted GPS, AGPS uses cellular triangualtion. Amongst other things....I guess I am wrong and retarded, guess I was a dummy for getting the 3G model with GPS when I could've got the wifi one...
Apple iPad: Does it have 'real' GPS? (updated: yes and no) | ZDNet
And the awesome idea of lugging around a bluetooth gps really is what we all had in mind when we desired an all in on device....
I think you're wrong unless I misread every link ever on the wifi iPad model. I guess my friends and I are idiots, we bought the 3G model 'cuz it had GPS. The wifi didn't, wonder if Apple will take ours back, considering we can get GPS in the wifi model....I'd love to use NAVIGON on just a wifi unit at $130 less...oh well
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