I'm thinking of buying an ipad to use as GPS and mapping. Can anyone tell me if they do the same and does GPS work when out of range of networks. I hope to be able to use it in Australian outback where there is no network
I currently have an iPad 2 Wifi model and I use mine as a sat nav with the tomtom app but i purchased a Bad Elf GPS receiver that plugs into the 30 pin doc connector and is powered by the iPad but now since Apple are using the lightning connector this may not work with the adapter cable, anyway that is another issue as I was thinking of changing to the 4th gen iPad.
I cannot comment on the built in gps on the cellular versions but i can tell you that using an iPad as a navigation device is fantastic, so is the iPhone but for me in a truck using a windscreen mount the iPhone is a little small.