Is it true that the iPad Mini doesn't have GPS

Discussion in 'iPad' started by asaulo1, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. asaulo1 macrumors newbie

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    i read somewhere that there was no GPS on the new iPad Mini? has anyone confirmed this? I was thinking that this would be a great "ULTRA" gps for the car if you tether to your phone... but of course, without it, that's a deal breaker.... anyone here otherwise?
     
  2. TJ5921 macrumors regular

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    WiFi only models lack a GPS. WiFi + Data have GPS.
     
  3. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    wifi only = no
    one w/ cellular connection = yes


    pretty much the standard...
     
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  5. GBR macrumors 6502

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    Cellular model has GPS.
    Same as with both 'the new iPad' and 'the newer new iPad'
     
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    If you tether you can share your phone's GPS.
     
  7. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Huh?

    Are you saying that the tether/data connection also transfers GPS data?

    I think not.
     
  8. Menel macrumors 603

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  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I think so.
     
  10. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a

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    Hm,... the article claims that it refreshes GPS information ~1 time/min. Can anyone else confirm this? If so, it makes it very tempting to get the Wi-Fi only version and tether to an iPhone 5... Been debating b/w Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + LTE and now it seems like the only real advantage to getting the cellular version is if you don't have a plan that supports tethering or simply out of convenience b/c you don't want to have to tether, or because you really need the GPS to update on a real-time basis...
     
  12. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a

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    read the comments of the post, people pointed out what i said.

    But again, if youre tethering with your iPhone 5 why not use the GPS on the iPhone? it has a great one built in.
     

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