I'm looking forward to getting an iPad but I still have questions on GPS which I didn't get an answer for my phone either.
The question is, does the iPad have real GPS? like not assisted but a GPS that is really G as in Global? Will it work if I take it to Afghanistan where there is no cellular network what so ever? Assuming I have already downloaded a map of Afghanistan or Maybe north Korea.
The thing is, the smartphone I got last year has GPS, but it doesn't work outside of my country. It will work even if I turn off assisted GPS inside my country, but it just doesn't work it other countries, which means it's not "global"
Maybe it's just because it is locked to the provider and they did some nasty things to prevent you from using it outside. Or maybe, all mobile devices don't have real GPS chips? You know like those rugged handheld GPS units you can buy that will really work anywhere in the wild?
I'd like a definite answer, meaning taking an iPad, remove its SIM card, turn off wi-fi and then see if it still can acquire your location. Because if it only works in my country it's not really too helpful. I went to other countries 2 times this year and I had to rely on a freakin compass to navigate in Tokyo. I didn't do too bad but it would be way better if I have a GPS unit with me next time.
Also, does the iPad have dictionaries in other languages? Like when you use the book app, you can look up words right? does it only have English? Because I tried with iPads in an Apple store I changed the language and read a book in that language still I could not look up any of the words.