iPad mini Can the iPad mini with LTE be used as a GPS navigation device?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by saintforlife, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. saintforlife
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    macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2011
    Does the iPad mini have GPS, compass and all the other sensors that the iPhone 5 has?

    If so, technically the Maps application on the iPad mini with data connection should work as well, if not better, as on the iPhone making it a great in-car navigation system. Right?
  2. saving107
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    macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
  3. wytwolf
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    macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2012
    Yes. If you have a GPS app like Navigon or TOMTOM with maps stored on the device you don't even need a data plan.
  4. saintforlife
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    thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2011
    Awesome. The mini with its size would make a great in-car dash/wind shield mounted navigation device. Surprisingly I don't see much discussion online about people using the mini for this purpose.
  5. cardfan
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    macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2012
    The iphone makes a better one. Plus the Mini is still too big for this.

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