Apple seriously need to stop denying the iPad of 'iPhone' features

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by MartinAppleGuy, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    How nice of Apple to add a favourites weidget for iOS for displaying and proving quite access to favourite contacts. ANNND not give the iPad the ablilty to make a contact a favourite....

    We can't even have weather or stocks...


    {rant over}
     
  2. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I have a feeling that the iPad is being revamped towards a more "laptop" type iOS. May be another year or two but it just makes sense. With that said I agree that we should have some of the standard features until that day comes.
     
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    I don't understand why the Pro's aren't running something similar to El Capitan
     
  4. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    Because it's faster to scale current software than rebuild an entire OS. MacOS and iOS will converge sooner than we think, just not immediately. Apple's roadmap includes unification of operating systems coinciding with a time when "the internet of things" will be so common that the phrase will be forgotten.
     
  5. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    I agree. For me, I use my iPad Mini as my 'main' device and I wish the Health App was available on the iPad.
     
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    Yes I wish the health app was available on the iPad as well. I think Apple will add it eventually, maybe with IOS10. Hopefully anyhow.
     
  7. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    I kind of doubt it (certainly not with iOS 10), but you never know.

    For a while now Apple has thought of the iPhone as the 'hub' of mobile life - everything centers around the iPhone. In their thinking, the phone is the most personal device, always near. For most people it is, and I know I'm a fringe case when it comes to the Mini being my 'main' device.
     
  8. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    I remember reading that originally some of those apps weren't on iPad because they didn't like how they looked on the larger screen and pulled them late in the game - but there is no excuse anymore. There is something about these stock apps that Apple has issues with - not available or not available to actually delete (I guess hide in IOS10 but not really deleted)
     
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    I, also, would like to see the Health App available on the iPad. It would be nice to be able to review the material in a larger format, especially when reviewing a month's worth of information for comparison purposes.
     
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    iPad shows weather above the widgets on the left, but lock screen only (at least as of beta 1)
     
  11. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I can't get that, can you post a screenshot?
     
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    Reboot and it should show up. Also make sure you turn on Weather to "Always" in Location Services before rebooting.
     

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  13. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Got it working! Thanks :) Love your wallpaper too!
     
  14. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Uhhh...why?
     
  15. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    I'd be thrilled with the calculator app
     
  16. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

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    There is an App Store lol
     
  17. xaqt93 macrumors 6502

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    I really hope that Apple revamps iOS to run more like a lap top for iPad. I love my iPAd Pro but I feel like it is so limited right now...Haha. It is way to powerful not to be running something more advanced. Haha.
     
  18. MikeyMike01 macrumors 6502

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    I would love nothing more than something like Remix OS, but with iOS instead of Android.
     
  19. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Because OSX was designed for x86 machines with large local storage, wired peripherals, keyboard and mouse input; from an era when there was no social connectivity, and no concept of syncing data across multiple personal devices.

    Doesn't sound like an iPad to me.
     
  20. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Seeing as the iPad Pro comes in 128GB and 256GB storage options (32GB is only intended for enterprise), that puts it directly in like the wig MacBook airs and pros...

    When using my iMac, it's amazing how much of the U.K. Is similar to iOS. Apple only need to adjust the ui the same way MS with bigger buttons
    , and make apps launch in full screen in mission control. Split view would work the same and everything. Would at least be more 'Pro' and more innovative than this mess. iOS was designed for a 3.5 inch phone, not a 12.9 inch tablet.
     
  21. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    That was tried already, and it was terrible. It's called Windows 8/10.
     
  22. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Oh. I had no idea. Obviously my intention was to point out the fact that they needlessly exclude that app from iPads for some reason.
     
  23. aces99, Jun 27, 2016
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    Me too. I don't understand why Apple doesn't include it on the iPad line as well. They do realize that people do work on their iPads that might require a calculator. I use a calculator on my iPad way more than I do with my iPhone. Maybe with IOS 10.
     
  24. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

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    Download a 3rd part app or use Siri?
     
  25. aces99 macrumors 6502

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    So I can look at all the different health data on a bigger screen. It's hard to try and look at the data on the graph on a 4" screen.
     

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