Assisted GPS

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    In the iPad specs it lists "Assisted GPS" under "Location" with the 3G. What does that mean exactly? Does the 3G model have a built in GPS receiver?
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    The 3G iPad does indeed have a GPS receiver. Assisted GPS means the device is able to use other resources, like an Internet connection or cell towers, to get either a rough location or GPS satellite info, to enable a quicker location fix. The iPad doesn't NEED the assisted part for the GPS to work. I've used mine in Europe and GPS works in airplane mode with location services on.

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    Thanks for the info.
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    The Wifi only iPad model utilizes the proximity ton registered Wifi sites tom approximate the location of the iPad. Only the 3G iPad model is equipped with a true GPS chipset in it's hardware to enable precise location and navigation functions. :D
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