Recommended hardware

We favour the iPhone for Australian Geology Travel Maps because the operating system is more reliable than Android, and the hardware less variable.

At the time of writing, there are new iPhone 6’s available in Australia for less than $500. These are not the latest version of iPhone but have ample hardware to run Australian Geology Travel Maps.

Note that subscriptions purchased on Android devices cannot be transferred to Apple devices. If you replace an Android phone/tablet with an iPhone/iPad, you need to cancel your Android (Google Play) subscriptions, and buy new Apple ( iTunes) subscriptions. See for more details.

iPhone 6s – $447 from Officeworks –

iPad 6th generation with a SIM socket – $667 from Officeworks –

Warning: WIFI-only iPads do not have GPS – therefore cannot determine your location on the map.

We also recommend that you buy a shockproof gel/silicon/rubber protector for your device – easily sourced on eBay.

If buying an Android phone, ensure that it has at least 32 GB of storage and 2 GB RAM. Note that some Chinese-made Android phones are problematic – eg. ZTE85, ZTE84