This is a discussion on What gps up for wifi only iPad? within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Tinman Can't find? The stock Maps app will do that, even on a wifi only iPad. Michael again, WiFi only ipad cannot ...
Last edited by matt_90036; 10-22-2010 at 08:36 PM.
I thought the WiFi iPad didn't have the a-gps chip. Can you post your source of information saying that it does?
I remember people were talking about this here before the iPad was released, something about only the 3G had the A-GPS chip.
In the absence of a GPS signal, I suspect that Google Maps might make use of information about any WiFi routers it can detect.
There was a fuss about a year ago when it was revealed that the Google cars used for StreetView were also collecting data about WiFi routers.
It is possible that Google has a database of MAC addresses of WiFi routers with approximate locations, good enough to locate the nearest restaurants etc.
I may be wrong, but how else would my WiFi show my location within about 100 metros. With GPD, it would be better than 10 metres.
After initially posting this I found this URL that seems to explain things http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1975.
Last edited by RAC; 10-24-2010 at 05:56 AM.
Yes you are right I have confused these two. I still Ike to get an app to show me on the map where I am.
They don't seem to have recognized the potential for apps that have an inbuilt geo-database (such as your average Satnav application).
I think that they are wrong on this one.
Someone could develop an app that has it's own maps and uses the iPad's Location Services though.
I would also like to see Bluetooth enabled for GPS on the iPad
This is getting absurd. Circular logic anyone?
The iPad wifi does not have built-in GPS. End of story. EVERY app will need WiFi in order to try to come up with location info from Skyhook. Look it up.
No app is going to make it work like it has a true GPS chip contained within.