Bummed about iPad2

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by PAustin, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. PAustin

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    Hello from Des Moines.

    After many months of deciding if I want/need an iPad I finally broke down and purchased an iPad2 wifi only model. I've used friends iPads before and I've had an iPhone for many years but.... I didn't realize until after I received my iPad that it does not have GPS. This is extremely disappointing in that I wanted to use the iPad for aviation and without GPS it just isn't going to work. So my comment/rant is, why in the world would Apple only put GPS's only in models with wifi + cellular when you don't even need a connection to 3G to use it. This just boggles my mind.

    Sorry guys - Paul


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  2. KevinJS

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    Mine too. I use an iPad 2 3G which has never seen a SIM, and for that very reason. I'm a trucker and I use the GPS capability every day. The iPad would be useless to me without it.

    I download my maps while I have a wifi connection, and then no longer require any Internet connection. I'd have a chat with Apple and see if they will accept a return for exchange. The extra $130 is well worth it.
     
  3. scifan57

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    The GPS feature and the cellular functions share a lot of the same circuitry, which is why GPS capability is only available on WiFi + Cellular iPads.
     

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