View Single Post
Old 02-05-2012, 11:33 AM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is offline
Hard Core 4+
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 7,097

Originally Posted by Romer View Post
The 3G units have a built in GPS chip that works whether the 3G is on or not. The wifi does not. At least thats what I read
This is correct, the 3G version has GPS and the WiFi version does not. The GPS functionality is part of the cell modem and obviously Apple decided that it was not worth designing a non-cell version with a standalone GPS chipset. The reason someone would presumable get a non-3G is price and every penny spent on NRE and components dinks profit.
'91 Pickup - Imelda
'08 Tacoma TRD - Donna
'09 Kawasaki KLR650
'12 Gunnar Rockhound 29

"Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. " --Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote