True GPS with Assisted GPS?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mykoljay, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. mykoljay macrumors member

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    I'm hearing both sides.

    Anyone know whether the WIFI + 3G version includes Assisted GPS (like on the original iphone) or GPS with A-GPS (like on the 3G and 3GS)?

    This would be very important to me since I'd like to use this in my car.
     
  2. JonboyDC macrumors regular

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    Assisted GPS is true GPS. The first iPhone did not have assisted GPS, it didn't have any form of GPS -- it just had the ability to roughly triangulate location from cell phone towers. Assisted GPS uses cell tower triangulation in conjunction with GPS to get a faster lock on your position.
     
  3. punitnaker macrumors regular

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    So I take it my TomTom app would be pretty cool in the car!
     
  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Likely 3rd party solutions will come in March-June. They can do GPS through a GPS 30 pin connector or via BT.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    It couldn't be Assisted GPS if if wasn't GPS first.:eek: The original iPhone didn't have Assisted GPS. It had cell phone triangulation (which is just the Assisted part). You can't say GPS unless you use the Global Positioning Satellites (GPS)
     
  6. Thrifty1 macrumors regular

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    Yes, per the specs on Apple's website the iPad + 3G has Assisted GPS.
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    ;)[​IMG]
     

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