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Source for internal gps antennae?

Discussion in 'iPad DIY' started by Rokr, Jun 13, 2011.

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    I have a 32gb ipad and from what I've heard, read, figured, etc it can accomodate an internal gps antennae from a 3g+wifi model. Any idea where to source something like this from (diy repair site or something) or am I better off looking for a broken 3g+wifi model to steal it from?

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    A WiFi iPad cannot receive GPS. The RF (radio frequency) circuitry required to receive GPS is at a similar frequency to that used by 3G. As a result, the chip (semiconductor) manufacturers incorporated this RF circuitry into the 3G chip set and associated electronics. Therefore it is not possible for a WiFi iPad to receive GPS - but you can get external units that connect to the iPad.

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