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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by marine0816, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. marine0816 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. epi117 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like the ipad sucks, im sure they wont sell.
     
  3. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Why would you try and watch a film while writing an email? :confused:
     
  4. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So you never watched a YouTube video while doing something else on your computer? Highly doubt it
     
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Can't say I ever have.

    I could understand Safari and maybe a text document, but videos really require one's full attention.
     
  6. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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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.
     
  7. Number-Six macrumors 6502

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    I would totally netflix while playing Angry Birds or some other simple game if I could :)
     
  8. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well Apple is selling the new iPads for you then, definitely not me
     
  9. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  10. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  11. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    They are not selling them for me. I think the new Mini is a worthless upgrade and will be keeping my current retina 128GB LTE Mini.
     
  12. mcdj macrumors 604

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    The recipient of your email will be glad to have had your full attention.
    :D
     
  13. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did it on my tiny note 2, and I loved it
     
  14. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  15. marine0816, Oct 16, 2014
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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.
     
  16. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    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
     
  17. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  18. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    God you are hostile!
     
  19. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    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!
     
  20. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iPad was never a device to take photos either
     
  21. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't mess with them :p
     
  22. Mr Hands macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  23. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    That 500 dollars gives me awesome tablet apps. Get over yourself:D
     
  24. jpeg42 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  25. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    I watch movies all the time while writing emails on my iPad. I don't see the issue here.
     

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