Originally Posted by ddfishon
I don't get it. I thought that the iPads just have A-GPS (assisted). Are the iPad
an external GPS
or does the iPad2 have a chip?
There are two models of iPad's. The wi-fi model (cheaper) and the wi-fi plus 3G.
The 3G model has GPS built in and you don't need an external ant. The wi-fi only, you will need some kind of ext ant.
Be sure and get all the memory you can afford, because the maps are stored in the memory of the iPad so that you can use them without an internet
Another thing to note is, no matter what the salesman tells you, you do not need to sign up for Monthly Cell service
. They will ask you what carrier you want because there are two different models of iPad 3G. Verizon and AT&T. Pick the one that you would use in the future if you decided to connect the ipad to the cell.
Apple Store salesman are not on a commission and will tell you the truth, other third party stores that sell iPad, the salesman usually get an extra commission if he talks you into a two year contract
with a cell carrier.