GPS/3G Model Only?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DiScO197, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. DiScO197 macrumors regular

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    Hi Folks,

    I have seen the specs and can only assume that the 3G ipad2 only has A-GPS. How does the WIFI model do like google maps? :)
     
  2. COSWORTH macrumors regular

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    http://www.skyhookwireless.com/
     
  3. aristobrat, Mar 24, 2011
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    aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Skyhook is a company that associates WiFi hotspots with their geolocation.

    By looking at WiFi hotspots nearby, your WiFi-only iPad can get a general idea of where it's located.

    If there aren't any mapped WiFi hotspots nearby, it's doesn't know where it's at.
     
  4. rnb2 macrumors regular

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    Also, if you tether to an iPhone, the iPad will get GPS information from it - tests seem to indicate that it updates every minute or so. It was frequent enough that a tethered iPad was able to properly place the car the owner was in on the road they were driving on. Other tests have shown a tethered iPad getting GPS information where there were no WiFi hotspots.
     
  5. DiScO197 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok cool, cheers guys. So if I tether with the iphone it will get GPS info? I have the ipad 1 'full fat' as people call it here but I never found myself using the 3G so much, but the a-gps is useful. Cheers.
     
  6. DiScO197 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm glad to see reasonable pricing here for the launch (UK). I may have to drop 32GB in favour of 3G and a-gps, what do you think?
     

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