Map and navigation with wifi

Discussion in 'iPad' started by foxnews1, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. foxnews1 macrumors 6502

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    on apple site, it said that the wifi ipad on pinpoint current location using wifi hot spot. this way you can get direction to a nearest restaurant. does it work for any wifi spot? what about using a phone as a wifi spot? if I am in a moving car and use my phone as a wifi hot spot, can ipad pinpoint where it is located and get a map/direction?
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    There's a company that keeps a database of wifi hotspots, and the wifi location works by referencing the location of the nearest known hotspots. A mobile hotspot like one created by your phone would be useless at providing location this way, because mobile hotspots are themselves moving and not in a fixed location.
     

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