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The iPad and iPad mini Pocket Guide, Fourth Edition by Jeff Carlson

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9. Find Yourself with Maps

If anything about the iPad makes me feel like I’m living in the future (well, there are a lot of things), it’s the Maps app. Within a few seconds, I can look up an address, find a nearby business, go virtual sightseeing with my daughter, or get directions from my current location—wherever that happens to be—to any address. The iPad Wi-Fi + cellular models include a GPS chip for accurate location discovery, but the Wi-Fi–only models can also use Maps well.

Unlike previous versions, which relied on Google’s mapping information, Maps under iOS 6 is a new effort—home-brewed by Apple. Unfortunately, it ran into snags with the data when first released, so Maps quickly became a punchline. The good news is that the data is ...

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