1. jmjohn's Avatar
    I just discovered that the WiFi iPad does not contain a GPS. I was anticipating my purchase but this changes things for me. I don't want another 3G service agreement, but I do want GPS on my iPad.
    03-31-2010 01:37 PM
  2. BriDroid's Avatar
    I just discovered that the WiFi iPad does not contain a GPS. I was anticipating my purchase but this changes things for me. I don't want another 3G service agreement, but I do want GPS on my iPad.
    GPS is one of the reasons I'm waiting for a 3G iPad ("late April"... ugh!). The nice thing about using 3G is you don't have to worry about a service contract. It is month-to-month only. So, if you are travelling and have a specific need for 3G, just activate it with AT&T right from your iPad. Deactivate it once you no longer need it and just pay for the month of use.
    03-31-2010 01:51 PM
  3. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    If it's that important you to you, buy the 3G version and don't pay for service.

    I'm just curious though, why do you find GPS so necessary if you can only use with wifi? I find the GPS in my iPhone helpful when I'm out and about or driving. So if I didn't have 3G service, the GPS wouldn't even be helpful.
    Last edited by Leanna Lofte; 03-31-2010 at 01:53 PM.
    03-31-2010 01:51 PM
  4. jonavillicana's Avatar
    if you have GPS on the iPad with no 3G service then its useless .. You are not going to be connected to the internet 24 7 with WI-FI so maps wont have the maps because there not stored on the ipad .If you want GPS that bad give Tom Tom a month for them to release a app and a adapter for GPS like they did with the iPod touch !! Hs anyone noticed there's pretty much no one in this forum????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????
    03-31-2010 02:53 PM
  5. jmjohn's Avatar
    If I buy the 3G version and not pay for service, will I be able to still use the GPS? I guess my question is....will the GPS require 3G service to work?

    I would love to use the large screen with a decent GPS program when traveling.

    My hope is that Apple would put a GPS functionality into to the next WiFi version so that I can take it on the road!

    Thanks for the replies.
    03-31-2010 02:54 PM
  6. jmjohn's Avatar
    if you have GPS on the iPad with no 3G service then its useless .. You are not going to be connected to the internet 24 7 with WI-FI so maps wont have the maps because there not stored on the ipad .If you want GPS that bad give Tom Tom a month for them to release a app and a adapter for GPS like they did with the iPod touch !! Hs anyone noticed there's pretty much no one in this forum????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????
    I would work to download maps onto the 64 Gb version and not depend on online maps.
    03-31-2010 02:55 PM
  7. jonavillicana's Avatar
    Yea but even dough im pretty sure that GPS requires internet to work even if you have the maps saved to it . go hereDual GPS Navigation and Battery Cradle - Apple Store (U.S.)
    03-31-2010 02:59 PM
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