iPad $500 for iPad and I still can't watch a movie while writing an email

marine0816

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I guess my ipad 2 will get more miles, Apple with these BS updates. And I was hoping for something major. I'm sick of this obsession with thinness. I need more functionality.
 

JackieInCo

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So you never watched a YouTube video while doing something else on your computer? Highly doubt it
I often plug my Mac Mini into my HDTV and then run my 24" Samsung monitor at the same time. This allows me to watch a movie on my TV and then use the computer and surf the net at the same time.

I have never wanted to do this on my Mini though with it's small screen.
 

marine0816

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I often plug my Mac Mini into my HDTV and then run my 24" Samsung monitor at the same time. This allows me to watch a movie on my TV and then use the computer and surf the net at the same time.

I have never wanted to do this on my Mini though with it's small screen.
Well Apple is selling the new iPads for you then, definitely not me
 

TheDeviceUser

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I think this feature will be added. But remember, why do you need to, or even want to watch an movie whilst writing an email. The display size would be tiny.
 

marine0816

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Besides the video, multitasking on an ipad should be a giving now. My note 2 has more functionality then an iPad Air 2,WTF
 

mcdj

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The recipient of your email will be glad to have had your full attention.
:D
 

marine0816

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I think it's a small use case. I just think that split-screen needs to be done well, for it to be done at all. Really, all apps need to be able to support it before it comes to being available.
All you Apple loyalist. iPad doesn't do multitasking . However you do yours, it fails at it. If I want to juggle oranges while playing the piano, I would like to have that choice. Good god.
 
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FrankieTDouglas

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I think this feature will be added. But remember, why do you need to, or even want to watch an movie whilst writing an email. The display size would be tiny.
Why do you even need copy and paste?...

Why would you need MMS?...

Why would you want a camera on an iPad, that'd be crazy...

Why would you want a front facing camera on an iPhone/iPad? So people can look up your nose?...

Yadda yadda yadda
 

HelloMikee

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If you want to multi task, by the proper device that allows for that. Ipad never was a device to be able to write an email while watching a movie... Same goes for iOS actually.
 

richardmu

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All you Apple loyalist. iPad doesn't do multitasking . However you do yours, it fails at it. If I want to jungle oranges while playing the piano, I would like to have that choice. Good god.
Sure is something I've never wanted to do. But what the heck, there's always going to be a tiny minority of the tens of millions of people who buy iPads that want this sort of thing!
 

marine0816

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If you want to multi task, by the proper device that allows for that. Ipad never was a device to be able to write an email while watching a movie... Same goes for iOS actually.
iPad was never a device to take photos either
 

Mr Hands

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All you Apple loyalist. iPad doesn't do multitasking . However you do yours, it fails at it. If I want to juggle oranges while playing the piano, I would like to have that choice. Good god.
He mad.


Calm down, marine. Damn. You keep saying how much your Note 2 can do...so just buzz off and use that. Sounds like you won't be happy with an iPad.
 

jpeg42

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Macrumors is such a silly place. The fact that we on the 8th major version of IOS and it still can't multiwindow, especially given the larger screens of the ipad and new iphones, is mind boggling. Then again cut and paste took years as well, so it goes with the ecosystem I suppose.