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 macrumors 65816

    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 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
  3. wytwolf 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 thread starter macrumors 65816

    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 macrumors 65816

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

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