Can Ipad Wifi version use turn by turn?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by themetnut, May 25, 2016.

  1. themetnut macrumors member

    May 16, 2014
    Hey everyone I was just wondering if you could use the iPad Wi-Fi only version as a turn-by-turn navigation device when hooked up to a Wi-Fi hotspot? Thank you
  2. off_piste macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2015
    It doesn't have a gps chip so it wouldn't know where it was located.
  3. maclancer macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    How it know my location in the map?
  4. rldunn macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2010
    Ann Arbor, MI
    It uses Wifi triangulation.
  5. ET3SW macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Houston, TX

    It cannot use Wifi Triangulation for turn by turn though
  6. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    That suck.... :( but at least you have a phone with GPS :)
  7. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    It's 2016 LTE is faster than most residential home WIFi anyways who buys a WiFi only iPad Pro to say the least the missing GPS chips make it less Pro of a device.
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    As has been discussed in other threads, lots of people buy wifi only tablets. In fact, I dare say most people do. Speaking for myself, I never find myself needing to use my tablet somewhere where's there's no wifi. If I need to check something online when I'm out and about, or use GPS, that's why I have a smartphone. Also, I have yet to encounter LTE speeds that match my home or work wifi, but maybe that's just me.
  9. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2012
    At my old house outside of California, all we could get was slow DSL despite the fact that we lived in a subdivision with hundreds of houses. It topped out at 5 Mbps. LTE was MUCH faster, so yes, it is just you.
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Um, how does your terrible DSL situation make it just me? I'm not trying to say that everyone has faster wifi than LTE either, but clearly there's a wide range of situations, so it's silly to assume that everyone is better off with LTE tablets just because it's 2016. My wifi download speeds can top 200MB/s while my LTE seldom tops 30.
  11. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2012
    Because you said "maybe that's just me", which implies that "maybe that's not just me" in reference to your home and work wifi being faster than LTE.
  12. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    So? I think it's likely that I'm not the only person in the world with faster wifi than LTE. It's not like I suggested that it's true of everyone, so I don't understand how it not being true for you makes it only true for me. Oh well. No need to dwell on it.

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