Gps and Cellular

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  1. superfish

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    Has anything changed?
    Is cellular still linked with the GPS function on the newer iPads.
    I don't need cellular (I have a phone with "hotspot).

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    Yea. GPS is only available on cellular models. You don't need a SIM to use it though.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I was hoping that they had unbundled that.

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    As far as I know, the GPS capability is part of the cellular chip. My iPad2 never had a SIM in it. To me, the extra cost ($130 in Canada) was worth it just for GPS. I made extensive use of it during several years of off-road driving. Now I'm back on the highway, I've retired the iPad and use Google Maps on my iPhone instead.
     

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