I have an iPad and I love this thing. But, now that I've seen the new one I'm going to give my old iPad to my husband! I have the wifi only version and it works well. I have a Clear 4G mobile hotspot, and I live in NYC so, my net connection is faster than my friends who have a built in 3G iPad.
But, I'm considering getting the 3G version for our 2nd iPad, for three reasons.
1. My husband will often take my hotspot since he'll need it when he's on his own with the wifi only iPad ... It would be nice to have the option of firing up Internet directly from the device...
2. I have read that *only* the 3G iPads have real gps. I was very sad to discover that I can't use gps offline with this wifi iPad. Offline maps tells me to move the iPad in a figure eight all the time... So annoying!
3. I worry about the iPad getting stolen and I think I have a better chance of getting it back if it has 3G.
So, I néed to know if I can use gps offline with a 3G iPad. I will not pay for the plan most months since I have wifi access in most places, and I can use the hotspot the rest of the time... I'd just be paying more so that when I take my iPad out of my bag while walking around it would let me see my realtime location in the offline map apps that I bought.
Also, if I have not paid for any Internet for months on my 3G iPad ... And it gets stolen, can I use mobile me to find it? Can I fire up Internet remotely or something?
Any help with these questions would be great. I don't really know if these features are worth the extra price... But, the data plans don't look that bad... And there are times when holding the hotspot in one hand and the iPad in the other get annoying... So I do think I'd use it a little.
Thanks in advance to anyone who helps me with my purchase choice... I'm so exited to get this new iPad!
Having two will let me finally use it in peace without hubby taking it from me all the time to practice his Chinese characters or play that zombie game...