Anonymous, 08 Aug 2014You seriously thought a device that isn't connected to anything could get GPS information? Hah... moreYes. Agreed that internet connection is not required for GPS.
I feel it is removed because of the following reasons:
1. Nearly all map apps require constant internet connection for it to work. Only a few map support offline map navigation.. These apps will be broken when wifi is interrupted.. leading to customer unhappiness.
2. Finding your location with GPS alone takes alot of time.. secs to mins to pinpoint your location. Without cellular towers / wifi who collect the information beforehand (A-GPS) its slow on lockon.. and would affect app responsiveness.
So i feel Apple remove it completely. Its like them to do such things.
Carlos-Robdelusional, 25 Jul 2014And BTW, of course it doesn't have GPS. Its WiFi only
You seriously thought a device that ... moreYou seriously thought a device that isn't connected to anything could get GPS information? Haha.
- Yes. you only need data plan to download the map information. but if you already have the map data (like garmin devices) you can get GPS data without any internet connection.
AnonD-282381, 11 Jul 2014I bought an iPad Air for my wife as a Christmas gift. Having owned numerous Apple products ov... moreAnd BTW, of course it doesn't have GPS. Its WiFi only
You seriously thought a device that isn't connected to anything could get GPS information? Haha.
Tether your WiFi only iPad to your phone. Drive somewhere. Open Maps on the iPad and tell me if it can't find you.
You're really a troll.
iphone die Hard fan, 24 Jul 2014I have used iPad 2 & 4 but now using iPad air which without doubt has played a pivot role ... more12" is way too big for a tablet.
Holding the Note Pro tablet for a while is very uncomfortable. Just after a few minutes.
I don't think Apple will have a 12" tablet at all. It will be a 12" Macbook Air.
4:3 best for tablet, 25 Jul 2014Nothing against Samsung 10.5
I just do not like anything in 16:9 or 16:10 formfactor in a t... moreNot necessarily.
16:9 is wide and allows for better multi window mmultitasking. In the 12" pro line you can have up to 4 windows split screen at the same time.
Neutral, 24 Jul 2014Sorry but Apple is extremely on your mind if you think 9.7 is "PERFECT", Samsung has... more9.7" is perfect for people who want that size. Some want 7". Some 8". Some 10.*" whatever. It is a personal choice.
And yes. The 10.5" Tab S is imperfect. It lags like crazy, it overheats and the plastic back warps.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2014Hmmm .. you seems to be a person who do not do much reading. If you inform yourself good en... moreWell the iPad supports SD Cards, but only to copy pictures and videos to your iPad, not vice versa.
Neutral, 24 Jul 2014Sorry but Apple is extremely on your mind if you think 9.7 is "PERFECT", Samsung has... moreNothing against Samsung 10.5
I just do not like anything in 16:9 or 16:10 formfactor in a tablet. Good for video and nothing more.
4:3 on tablet is better.
Yeah....ipad air is awesome i have this 1 month before its 128 gb its great i like it so much....nothing to compare
Neutral, 24 Jul 2014Sorry but Apple is extremely on your mind if you think 9.7 is "PERFECT", Samsung has... moreI have used iPad 2 & 4 but now using iPad air which without doubt has played a pivot role of familiarizing myself to 9.7 which is perfect if you come from iPad background like me. I overheard that Apple is gonna release 12 inches which I'm not interested to, the same as 5.5 iphone. Keep it small says, the founder of Apple
iphone die hard fan, 15 Jul 2014You're out of your mind 9,7 inches is perfect. is samsung paying you for this?Sorry but Apple is extremely on your mind if you think 9.7 is "PERFECT", Samsung has recently released 10.5 is that imperfect ? Oh yeah because you are apple's die hard fan we can expect that
even with 1 gb of ram on the te air it play games,handle tasks and works quickly.love the air and also its rear camera couse it takes good photos
Anonymous, 14 Jul 2014New Ipad need to be 12 inch !You're out of your mind 9,7 inches is perfect. is samsung paying you for this?
AnonD-282381, 11 Jul 2014I bought an iPad Air for my wife as a Christmas gift. Having owned numerous Apple products ov... moreHmmm .. you seems to be a person who do not do much reading.
If you inform yourself good enough, Both from Apple Website and GSMARENA. You should know the wifi version do not have GPS.
And if you bother to search the App store, read reviews, apps, you should know there are apps that support DLNA.
And IMO, the sd slot card does not support iOS sandbox app architecture.
And i do not know your anger towards Mavericks and iTunes..
Solution very easy: Just sell your iPad, iDevice, Bootcamp Windoze for all your Macs.. and buy WP phones or Android.. and welcome yourself to another set of problems.
I bought an iPad Air for my wife as a Christmas gift. Having owned numerous Apple products over the years - including an iPhone and first gen iPad which had every option available - the choice seemed good at the time.
But it wasn't. Further, it really didn't take more than a month to feel the sting of a bad purchase.
Well, the choice when buying one of these 'premium' pads basically comes down to how much you can live with paying vs. what your perception of what you'll get.
Here's what we discovered with a 32 gb wifi version that cost roughly €600.
First - and I must say incredibly - it doesn't have gps :(((. Even the cheapest, bare bones Android offerings have that. To be honest our first gen iPad had it and it never occurred to us that Apple would rip people off this way. ((Think about it. You're paying for a premium product that you can use the map function for once you step out the door. That's just thievery ... it sure as h.ll isn't 'high end'.))
Second - and this again is a major disappointment - it doesn't support DLNA. Sure, I hear people thinking aloud about the unfairness off this comment as surely you can use additional Apple gear ... Air play, Time capsule, etc, but really, should you have to cough up more after plunking down hundreds to get on board? DLNA equipped devices - many Android offerings, both cheap and expensive - merely require a wifi connected secondary device. Since you already need one to 'connect' to the net the cost has been born and you needn't spend another cent.
Next is the absolutely horrible iOS 7. Like I wrote (much) earlier I am a lifelong Apple user. I think I have had at least one of just about anything they've ever produced - including my MBP 15 and G5 desktop as well as an older G4 that has travelled around the world with me a few times .... these are really good products - but I've got to say that iOS 7 is a disaster. Apple has also shot itself in the foot with Mavericks, but I've still got faith. They did after all fire a few lead people on these projects ... one should keep hope, but again the whole interface of iOS 7 is clunky, sloppy, 'non' intuitive and frankly anti Apple.
Then you've got the age old problem of iTunes. Who could really love this sloppy octopus?
Add to that I already knew that there wasn't an external memory slot (honestly Apple, where is the difficulty in that?).
No, on the whole (and I could say more) this iPad Air quickly became a regret. There's far more to these things than technical specs and biased comparisons of RAM types, speeds and processor capabilities. Sometimes it comes down to what your device actually has on offer and what you've paid for it.
In that reguard and considering the real lack of innovation - something I've always thought highly of in the Apple techno sphere - an iPad (including the mini) is money poorly spent :(((. If the consideration stopped merely at fluidity of the user experience, or the stability of the device then yes, up to a point Apple still delivers a reasonable product.