iPad 3 non LTE versions has GPS chip?

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  1. navigates macrumors 6502a

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    Can someone help clarify if the Non LTE versions have the GPS chip?
     
  2. qCzar macrumors regular

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    Nope. GPS is part if the Wireless (4G) Chip. The Wifi iPad only gets its position through WiFi Assisted Positioning.
     
  3. nutmac macrumors 68040

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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?
     
  4. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  5. sekazi macrumors 6502

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    TomTom
     
  6. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    I used Navigon on my iPad 2 3G and I am confident it helped with the accuracy. That is the only reason I am going with the 4G 3rd Gen iPad this time.
     
  7. Lukeyy19, Mar 9, 2012
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  8. aohus macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  9. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  10. aohus macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  11. rkahl macrumors 65816

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

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