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    Kenstephens iPF Novice

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    Very excited!!!!

    My 64GB iPad 3 shipped today. Woo Hoo!!!

    It's my first ipad. I have a 3GS iphone and a 13" Macbook, an airport extreme and a 15" MBP.

    I'm more excited by the iPad than anything since my first iPhone.

    One thing I'm not happy about is that the launch event showed location-based features but didn't mention that only the 4G version has a GPS.

    I didn't realise, and as I have the iPhone for tethering I bought a wi-fi model.

    Can anyone confirm that tethering does allow GPS data to flow to the iPad?

    Cheers!

    Ken.
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    Why not just put a gps app like TomTom on the ipad? Sorry,that was not the question.Gps tethering? Don't know
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    Semel,

    without a GPS, apps like TomTom don't work. That is what I'm complaining about.
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    Apologies.Never saw you only have wifi ipad.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I don't think you can do this, it's one thing to tether to an iPhone to access a wifi hotspot but streaming GPS data to an iPad is another and I can't help you here. Only a 3G or 4G ipad will deliver true GPS capability and you don't even need the sim activated to allow this to function. A wifi iPad can have some success at GPS depending on tower coverage in the area. You could always go back and get a replacement, they have a 14 day window in which you can do this.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
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    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

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