Mini iPad is Perfect with Siri's Turn by Turn Navigation

Discussion in 'iPad' started by apierrec, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. apierrec macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2012
    My car and me are excited ... Bring it on, Apple! :D
  2. ReValveiT macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    Yep, providing you splash the extra 100 notes for the cell version.

    See, Apple have us every way don't they?...
  3. remlover macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2012
    You sure Apple wouldn't have GPS in their wifi? Nexus 7 and galaxy tab 2 have them among others.
  4. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    That would be interesting since the iPad 3 wifi doesn't have GPS. It's a huge selling point for the Nexus 7.
  5. apierrec, Oct 19, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2012

    apierrec thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2012
    I have a wi-fi only iPad. Kinda regret it - need an LTE connectivity on all iGadgets with iP5 being so fast for hotspot.

    So am definitely buying the iPad mini with 3G or fake 4G or LTE whatever-it's for sure LTE or nothing, right? :D Wait - wi-fi version is ok as I use the iP5 as hotspot. :eek:
  6. ReValveiT macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    This is the problem.

    Many of us these days just tether to our phones so have no need whatsoever for a cell version iPad.

    Yet if we want GPS, we have NO CHOICE but to pony up another bundle for something we don't need and will never use.

    I had to buy the cell version iPad (1) because I wanted GPS.
  7. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    Know what also works really well?

    An iPhone.
  8. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2007
    They didn't put GPS in the new iPod touch, they won't in the ipad mini wifi either.

    Daft really as I'm sure they would sell a lot more touches/mini's for car use.

    I use the tomtom GPS dock for my iPod touch but its not ideal as it means you can't use the digital audio output. Instead you have to have an ugly cable coming out the side for analogue audio into car head unit.
  9. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    3.5"-4" screen using Apple Maps that are incomplete and dont allow a maps download? Thats the solution I use now but its hardly ideal. I'd prefer a 7" screen (and iOS) but that wont work out for this task. I didnt even know the Nexus 7 had a GPS so for $200 to get a Google Maps navigation system with downloadable maps is pretty tempting.
  10. wrkactjob macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
    Siri for navigation? You did want to end up in Istanbul right?

    "Siri why are we in Istanbul?!"

    Siri: "The time in Sydney is 15:36 turn right in three hundred yards"
  11. apierrec thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2012
    Would you recreate this exact scenario you are talking about in Apple maps?

    No rehashing of regurgitated overblown issues in the media, please.

  12. jcliden macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2012
    San Diego

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