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Topic # 78802 8-Mar-2011 17:56
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It appears that if you disable wifi on my iPad model (16Gb, WiFi only) it disables the GPS as well has any one else found this?

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  Reply # 446728 8-Mar-2011 19:16
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WiFi version has no built-in GPS. It is using WiFi spots to determine (if geoloc data is available) the position.

Only WiFi+3G models have reliable A-GPS and GPS service.




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  Reply # 446732 8-Mar-2011 19:23
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Thats was seriously missed by me,all the lit I saw said Either with 3G or without no mention of taking the GPS out as well. It is just like the so called VGA out for i Devices, it only works if the Author has coded it into the App, and that is not pointed out well either.


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  Reply # 446733 8-Mar-2011 19:28
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That's not something missing.. The GPS chip is only with 3G radio chip. All iPod Touch (since first gen) and iPhone (1st Gen) and iPad are all using API to get "GPS" location in map or any app that request of location service.




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  Reply # 446739 8-Mar-2011 19:44
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chiefie: That's not something missing.. The GPS chip is only with 3G radio chip. All iPod Touch (since first gen) and iPhone (1st Gen) and iPad are all using API to get "GPS" location in map or any app that request of location service.


Didnt say it wass missing just said it is very poorly communicated that it is not a part of Non 3G models.


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  Reply # 446832 9-Mar-2011 00:04
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arthurhh:
chiefie: That's not something missing.. The GPS chip is only with 3G radio chip. All iPod Touch (since first gen) and iPhone (1st Gen) and iPad are all using API to get "GPS" location in map or any app that request of location service.


Didnt say it wass missing just said it is very poorly communicated that it is not a part of Non 3G models.



Not poorly communicated at all:

http://www.apple.com/nz/ipad/specs/

and for the iPad 1:

http://store.apple.com/nz/browse/home/shop_ipad/family/ipad?mco=OTY2ODA0NQ (click on the Tech Specs tab below where it lists the pricing of the models)

 




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  Reply # 446834 9-Mar-2011 00:07
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Agreed with Corksta, it was mentioned all over on Apple's tech specs... perhaps a misread or slight overlook at the spec and assuming that there's GPS built-in for WiFi models.




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  Reply # 446851 9-Mar-2011 08:52
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chiefie: Agreed with Corksta, it was mentioned all over on Apple's tech specs... perhaps a misread or slight overlook at the spec and assuming that there's GPS built-in for WiFi models.


Missing was actually because all the marketing and hype was given about the 3G model, and tech specs have a habit of being confusing at times in there presentation.

It doesnt matter much to me GPS (And the App I want it For) works on my iPhone 3G it was an ancillary later use for the Pad, not the primary purpose I bought it for.

Its primary purpose was to get a better level of preview of Photos in the feild, and it has paid for itself with just that activity.

The VGA thing is a different kettle of fish, the only way I found that was in apple forums. Pretty poor if you have say an F1 racing app purchase the cable to big screen it and find that because the APP dev hasnt coded VGA out into it it doesnt work.

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  Reply # 446908 9-Mar-2011 12:11
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arthurhh: It doesnt matter much to me GPS...


So why did you post in the first place then??



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  Reply # 447103 9-Mar-2011 21:58
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arthurhh: It doesnt matter much to me GPS...


So why did you post in the first place then??


Ever heard of public info, if you havnt then that may be understandable and is indicative of typical forum activities by anon users. Attack Attack rather than co-operate and spresd information. Oh Dear

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  Reply # 447136 10-Mar-2011 06:46
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I agree Arthur, NO MORE on this guys, back on track please.

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