will iPhone apps that use GPS work on wifi only iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by rydenfan, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. rydenfan macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2007
    A lot of the apps I use on my iPhone like Bank of America, AroundMe, Urban Spoon, Zagat, etc. all use the GPS function to find my current location. I am curious if these apps would still work on a Wifi only iPad? or would I need the 3g version? Thanks for the help :D
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    It will try and get position based on its current WiFi access point location (and/or others it detects).
  3. kurzz macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    It will function like the ipod touch. So, its ability to find its position depends on which wifi network it is attached to. At home, it will find my position based on my IP address. If you are connected to a wifi that is hidden behind a proxy or even a corporate network, it won't find your position at all.

    In other words, the wifi version does not have GPS. It uses wifi to estimate its position instead.
  4. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    When it comes to GPS apps if it works on an original iPhone or Touch it will work on a iPad WiFi.

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