Does iPad mini 2 wifi only have GPS function?

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  1. bj097 macrumors member

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    I took some pictures with my iPad mini 2 (wifi only) and sent to my computer, I checked the properties, inside there I see GPS section with some numbers that I don't understandd, probably precise location, because I can see my iPad will show the locations of my pictures taken

    I have searched on web . It's said there is no GPS for wifi only version. But why?

    In addition, I can see "location service" inside the setting

    I am a little bit confused
     
  2. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    Location estimation based on WiFi network.
     
  3. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Only cellular iPads have GPS. Like sparksd said, Wi-Fi models only get location info from Wi-Fi.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The cellular chipset also includes the GPS receiver, which is not included in the wi-fi chipset.
     
  5. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    you can also buy a mfi approved gps if you need to add position info, for example aviation or boating usage.
     
  6. fricotin macrumors regular

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  7. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    I would also recommend the bad elf GPS series of Devices.
     
  8. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Wi-Fi only iPads pull GPS information from iPhones when connected via personal hotspot. At least on Apple maps, I don't know if it's a universal thing.
     

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