iPad has missing apps...

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by iRance, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Anyone notice that the iPad doesn't have the calculator,stocks,weather,clock,and the voice memos apps?
     
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    tkermit

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    No, that's brand new information. You're probably one of the very few that noticed. Well spotted ;)

    In all seriousness, they probably didn't see the need or rather wanted to push people in the direction of picking one of the many alternatives offered on the app store if needed.
     
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    Drag'nGT

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    Good eye. I'd be upset to see the clock and weather app gone.
     
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    calderone

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    Maybe they haven't finalized them yet?
     
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    blancoBronco

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    I'm sure they will be there in the final version of the OS released on the iPad. It is doubtful that Apple would have missed such important apps
     
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    Maybe with the big screen TI could release a feasible TI-83/84 or TI-89 emulator, that is if Apple would allow it.
     
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    Roessnakhan

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    All I can think of is one of those huge desk calculators on the iPad. :p
     
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    tkermit

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    Is your post missing a SarcMark® ?
     
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    blancoBronco

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    I don't know what that is and the link never opened
     
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    tkermit

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    "The official, easy-to-use punctuation mark to emphasize a sarcastic phrase, sentence or message. " ;)
     
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    Warbrain

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    They're either: 1) On a different page or, 2) not fully redeveloped.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    Also on the same note, why does it have an iPod app AND a Videos app? Last time I check the iPod app included videos.

    EDIT: Never mind, the iPod app only has music videos, not all the videos you have downloaded.
     
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    tkermit

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    Why not

    3) There now exist or in short time will exist enough well-done alternatives so that Apple simply doesn't need to redevelop and supply them themselves.

    ?

    I seriously don't think they're coming.
     
  14. macrumors 68000

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    Jobs' iPad had more than one page of apps. They didn't demo every app. It's possible those apps aren't iPad compatible yet.
     
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    Warbrain

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    Because Apple isn't going to rely upon the community for default apps that come on every computer, phone, and device.
     
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    tkermit

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    Maybe. We'll see. :)
     
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    I really hope Apple decides to make a nice Preview app for PDFs, with nice annotation features.
     
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    marksman

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    The iPad clock app is actually a picture of flavor flav with one of 25 clocks around his neck.
     
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    These are all kind of "widgets" rather than full apps, so maybe Apple has some other future plans for these kinds of things.
     
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    mrgreen4242

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    Still holding out hope for at least an announcement of OS4.0 before the iPad release which will have a dashboard mode for these types of apps, and allowing a basic form of multitasking. In the meantime, I think they'll throw the iPhone version of these apps up in the app store as freebies, but not bundle them in as they won't be "official, permanent" parts of the iPad for long...
     
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    Well I have to say this is a disappointment. I do use Weather, Calculator and Clock a lot.
     
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    No stock clock app means no alarms running in the background :(
     
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    I would be willing to bet a large sum of money that these apps will reappear in some sort of dashboard widget form, if not as regular old apps.
     
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    Eso

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    I'll put up $100 paypal.
     

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