GPS without cell phone service?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mruser01, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. mruser01 macrumors newbie

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    Jul 23, 2010
    #1
    Hi,
    1. Does the iPhone have a tradition GPS chip? I understand that iPhone uses A-GPS for faster lock. But is there a GPS chip inside?

    2. I would like to use the iPhone a cell phone service for GPS service only (perhaps some offline maps if available). Is this possible?

    Thanks.
     
  2. draz macrumors 6502a

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    Jun 20, 2010
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    The only offline maps I've seen are the car navigation ones which don't require a cell service to operate. But otherwise Google Maps requires an active connection. And other maps like Mapquest also requires an active connection.

    As for a traditional gps.. not sure but I would guess that if it does or doesn't it still requires an active connection for it to bring up the maps. I know that after it finds your exact location it follows you around like a standard gps unit does.
     

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