A few Basic Questions About iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by alongcamejones, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. alongcamejones macrumors newbie

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    1. Can you print directly from the iPad?
    2. Can you access a Thumb drive?
    3. Are all GPS apps only available to the G3 version?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    1. Nobody knows

    2. Probably not, but maybe someone will manufacture an add-on which will allow this to happen

    3. I may be being stupid but whats a G3 version?

    Edit* 3G (lol). We can guess that GPS will work as the Touch does through WiFi.
     
  3. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    1) No
    2) No
    3) Yes the 3G version has GPS but the Wifi ONLY does not
     
  4. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    1. No
    2. No
    3. Yes
     
  5. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    I print from my iPhone, why wouldn't I be able to print from my iPad?
     
  6. crotalus99 macrumors regular

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    I heard the other day that it will be completely BT capable. So if you have a BT printer why wouldn't it print? I can't see them having all the iWork programs and not being able to print a document from it.

    No thumb drive directly but maybe 3rd party as someone said.

    It does have GPS in the WiFi version. They discussed that on the recent MacBreak Weekly.
     
  7. camarobh macrumors 6502

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    The wifi version does not have GPS, but it does have "location services" using information from wifi hotspots/routers to approximate location.
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I have an iMac, MacBook, and a few PC's and all of them print from 1 home printer over WiFi using my Airport Extreme Base Station. So I'm hoping that the iPad will do the same.

    So if it does, it won't print directly from the iPad, more likely through WiFi or Bluetooth printers.
     
  9. tiguk macrumors 6502

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    Well we have it confirmed that Bluetooth tethering won't be enabled, so I guess you heard wrong; it won't be completely Bluetooth capable.

    I wouldn't expect it to allow contacts and file sharing via Bluetooth either, seeing as it makes more sense on the iPhone but it's never been enabled.
     
  10. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    Here is my opinion....

    1. Yes, via WiFi using dedicated apps. I have the HP printing app that I use to print from my iPhone
    2. No
    3. If they work on an iPod Touch they would probably work on an iPad
     
  11. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    The one on the iPod touch will be similar to the iPad. It's not "true" GPS per say, but it's pretty damn accurate in locating where you are. Wifi is, of course needed.
     
  12. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    Are you talking about HP iPrint Photo 2.0? That's the only hp printing app I can find in the app store.
     

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