iPad 3g GPS

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    how exactly does the GPS work on the iPad 3g? Does it require a sim card? Would it work if I were to use an offline map app without a sim card?
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    GPS will work without the SIM card or a plan. However; most map apps use the internet to download the maps themselves, so without a connection 3G or WiFi, you may find yourself accurately placed on a blank page.

    But, most of those same map programs will catch map data when they do have a connection. That means if you look over your route and/or destination while you have a connection, you may be good.

    And, there are map programs that come with or can download maps on the iPad. They are generally much more expensive.

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