GPS in iPad?

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  1. msduncan macrumors 6502

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    Jobs mentioned compass and accelerometer, but did he mention specifically if this device will have GPS built in? Or does it simply use towers to guess it's location?
     
  2. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    The 3G version will have assisted GPS just like the iPhone.
     
  3. msduncan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess I don't know for sure what assisted GPS means? Does that means it uses towers, or does it use satellites, or does it use both?
     
  4. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Both. Just like the iPhone.
     
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  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Does the A-GPS work on the iPhones without a a data plan? Or does it have to send data to some servers out on the internet?
     
  7. nukiduz macrumors 6502

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    There's no need for a data plan for the iPhone GPS to work. However, you will need one if you want to use Google Maps without wifi.
     
  8. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I was watching Jobs' keynote, and when he was showing the Maps App notice the exact gps triangulation, and the lack of the black strip. Is Steve Jobs hosing us or maybe they plan to add this feature toward the end? Maybe to keep competitors from doing it?
     
  9. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    His was either using WiFi triangulation, or the demo version had the GPS coordinates prefixed, as they knew exactly where it had to show ahead of time
     
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    This was definitely the GPS triangulation. And if the latter is true doesn't that constitute false advertising. Also Apple showing Flash on the device? That should be against the law.
     
  11. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    GPS on 3G model only

    To clarify. If you want GPS - you must buy the version with 3G. With that device, you can get GPS coordinates but you will only get Google maps if you have a data plan and connection.
     

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