Get GPS On Wi-Fi-Only iPads Through iPhone Tethering

If you've got a Wi-Fi-only iPad or iPad 2, you're generally unable to use GPS to get more accurate location pin-pointing. Unless you also happen to own an iPhone and use its Personal Hotspot feature to tether — which, it turns out, passes along GPS data.

The video above, from TabletMonsters' (literal) test drive, shows the iPhone/iPad GPS-passing in action. Blogger Zachary Bir also testified to the iPhone/iPad GPS connection. It's likely that this method only works between Apple products, but if you're able to pull down GPS results from an Android or other smartphone, we'd love to hear about it.

Video: Wi-Fi Only iPad 2 GPS Navigation [ via Daring Fireball]


    This is actually pretty cool.

    All evidence so far points to the iPad working out its position using wifi, not the iPhone's GPS. Especially since the same effect can be seen using wifi from an Android phone.

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