This GPS Lightning Adapter Makes Cheap iPads Location-Aware

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If you decided to save a few bucks and opt for an iPad without cellular hardware, it also means you bought yourself a tablet without GPS. Wi-Fi hotspot locations help it guesstimate your locations, but if you want better results, you'll have to spring $130 for Bad Elf's tiny GPS module.

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Ironically, $130 is the exact price difference between a Wi-Fi iPad and a Wi-Fi + cellular model, so it might be easier just to give Apple your money to begin with. But for Wi-Fi iPad users with buyer's remorse, this is an easy way to beef up your device.

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Man that's expensive. Also there is GPS in your phone be it iPhone or Android or a Lumia. Can't they just write an app to get GPS coordinates from that? Like, via Bluetooth?