No GPS in the iPad Mini Wi-Fi version.
The iPad Mini Wi-Fi version is missing one key feature found in many other 7-inch tablets -- GPS.
Looking at the Location specs for the iPad Mini on Apple's Web site, the cellular edition shows built-in GPS. But the Wi-Fi version doesn't include that feature.
At yesterday's iPad launch event, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller seemed to enjoy comparing the iPad Mini with Google's Nexus 7 tablet. Schiller proclaimed the iPad Mini the winner due in large part to its bigger 7.9-inch screen size.
But the Nexus 7 comes with GPS. I've used the tablet myself a few times as a GPS device. And combined with Google Maps, it did a good job of directing me turn-by-turn to my destination.
Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 also comes with GPS. Several other small-sized tablets offer the feature as well. Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is one of the few well-known 7-inch tablets without GPS.
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