Can i build in a gps chip in ipad 1?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Edwinjanssen, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Edwinjanssen macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011
    Does anybody know this? I want to use my ipad in my car 4 navigation without the use of my iphone.

    Can anybody tell me if that is even possible?

    With kind regards
  2. Zodiak macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    Gatineau, Qc, Canada
    I have heard that if you have the Wifi model you can use some method of determining where you are through wifi hotspots as you move around but I am not exactly sure how that works.

    I also know that you can tether your iPad to a GPS through bluetooth or some manner which will give you a far more accurate reading then the assisted gps inside of the ipad.

    If you have the 3g version then all you need to do is get a GPS software from the Appstore. I use the Tomtom app which is more expensive then some of the others but I find to be one of the better.
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Short answer is no.

    Buy any 3G iPad and you'll have a GPS.
  4. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2011
    There are several GPS receivers for less than $100 that are designed for wifi only iPads. Try searching Amazon.
  5. kguerrero macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2011
  6. Edwinjanssen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011
    I already use it in my car or boat with tetering. I thought the main boards were the same, and so thought it was easy to just order an intern chip and place it.


    That is a nice bluetooth gps. But i wanted it inside the ipad. I will continue my search!

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