iPad 3 non LTE versions has GPS chip?

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Can someone help clarify if the Non LTE versions have the GPS chip?
 

qCzar

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Nope. GPS is part if the Wireless (4G) Chip. The Wifi iPad only gets its position through WiFi Assisted Positioning.
 

nutmac

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No, but WiFi-only iPad will get GPS location when connected to iPhone 4/4S Personal Hotspot.

And frankly, how often would you need true GPS location?
 

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No, but WiFi-only iPad will get GPS location when connected to iPhone 4/4S Personal Hotspot.

And frankly, how often would you need true GPS location?
If I use mywii from my iphone 4 will the ipad get the gps location as well? This is for future navigation apps.

I have purchased the wifi only 64gb version. I have also purchased the 4G AT&T version. Honestly I had the 3g version of the ipad earlier and never used it. I still don't see any use for the 3g version.
 

Lukeyy19

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aohus

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i used to be able to tether my android device (DroidX) to iPad1 and 2, and it would give me GPS location.

will try with my gnexus once i get the new ipad in my hands.
 

TB07-NJ

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i used to be able to tether my android device (DroidX) to iPad1 and 2, and it would give me GPS location.

will try with my gnexus once i get the new ipad in my hands.
Can't happen. The iPad can't "receive" GPS data from another device over BT or Wi-Fi. Something else was at play.
 

aohus

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Can't happen. The iPad can't "receive" GPS data from another device over BT or Wi-Fi. Something else was at play.
it sure can. i'm currently tethered via 4G LTE (Verizon) hotspot on my iPad3 and I am getting location data.

iPad is grabbing location data from my Galaxy Nexus.
 

rkahl

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Tethering produces a gps signal, just not as frequent. So it's not accurate enough for navigation.