Additional Features?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Unprocessed1, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2008
    I know there was a special press conference before the release of the iPhone that introduced new features not mentioned at the keynote.

    Is the same still a possibility for the iPad at this point even after the announcement of the release date (like widgets, multitasking, camera, etc, etc.)?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Not sure what you mean, no, no, and "maybe."
  3. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2008
    No... it was a general question of whether or not there is still a possibility of introducing new features before launch in a special press conference like they did w/ the iPhone.
  4. Astro8973 macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2008
    It does seem possible; however, I wouldn't count on it. IMO, the iPad's that were on display after the keynote had many bugs and some things just didn't work. These were most likely rushed and put together to be ready for the keynote. I would bet that the missing apps weren't there due to not being ready....or waiting to appear in a dashboard like interface. :D
  5. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2008
    Perhaps we'll get an update in June at least?

  6. MacVDS macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    Philomath Oregeon
    I got the iTouch 1g and many of the apps included on the iPhone were missing until an OS update. If I remember right they were stocks, maps and maybe weather (memory leak). Hopefully some of the apps missing on the iPad will be included in a later update??? Of course, a lot of those type of apps are now available via 2nd party venders.
  7. wyneken macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2010
    The great State of Maine
    I don't know ... I'd say "probably not" to camera, "no, but..." to multitasking, and "maybe" to widgets.

    We know that iPhone OS does allow a certain level of multitasking already -- for instance, you can play music while running another app, and the OS will do things like check for mail in the background. It seems to me this limited kind of multitasking could be extended to widgets for simple stuff like weather, clock, and so forth.
  8. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    All the iPad needs is a built-in stand, a capacitive stylus, and a clip-on camera that can use the dock port or bluetooth. Throw it all in the box and everyone's wishes will be granted. Of course then Apple will have to come up with some other features you want buy don't need to upsale you next year.
  9. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    Wouldn’t they need to really do any hardware announcements before the pre-order in 4 days time?

    Sure the software is not big deal as this can just be a upgrade option when it syncs.
  10. vicky123 macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2010
    Not necessarily, when I pre-ordered my original MBP I ordered the 1.66 processor which was upgraded to the 1.83 processor after I ordered. Apple never even sold the MBP with the 1.66 processor they had originally intended to sell as the base model Intel MBP.
  11. flyguy206 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2008
    i don't think so if anything we will get an app or a free ebook

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