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Q: I see your comment about the ipad cellular option is the only one that has the gps. What if you don’t want to use the cellular connection would the gps still be operable? We are trying to keep the mounting cell phone bill costs under control. Wifes Ipad has the cell connection and am thinking about getting a refurb ipad, probably the retina with only wifi. If I bought the dual wifi/cellular but not turn the cell connection would the gps still work?
A: Jim, YES! The cellular-capable iPad will have GPS, but you don’t need to turn on a cellular plan. Realize, however that many navigation Apps, like Google Maps, get their maps from the Internet. So, if you’re going to use that while driving, you’ll need a Wi-Fi hotspot for the iPad to connect to. OR – get an App that installs all maps on your device, like Co-Pilot Live.