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iPad Air - GPS/GLONASS

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Nov 11, 2013 3:01 PM

Does the iPad Air LTE support GLONASS navigation system as well? If yes, is this the  first iPad to do so?

I am contemplating about getting  the LTE version, if the GPS chip has been somehow improved (compared to the older model). Otherwise, I am going to get the wifi only version+ an external GPS.

Please help me decide!

iPad, iOS 7.0.3
  • Christian A. Burkert Level 2 Level 2 (260 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 3:13 PM (in response to MartinB737)

    hi there,

     

    yes, GLONASS is supported.

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Chris

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 3:23 PM (in response to MartinB737)

    GLONASS capability started in the 3rd gen (cellular) iPad, so I have to believe it is still a feature in the (cellular) Air even though the tech specs don't mention it specifically.

     

    I don't know that there's been any improvement in GPS/ GLONASS performance (not that any was needed) but I'd say having the integrated capability is superior to having some add-on device, which may bring the Wi-Fi model's price right up to the cellular model.

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