Why are some of the iPhones and itouchs built in apps not in the ipad, like clock, weather, stocks, calculator, I really would like to have these apps built in. I know there are tons of free apps for these though but I liked apples.
I agree completely!Sorry but Digits is the best calc app (yes that includes Apple's Braun knockoff).
I don't mind the weather, stocks because I would only be able to access it if I had wifi. But for calculator and clock??? C'mon Apple, those are useful handy ones!Why are some of the iPhones and itouchs built in apps not in the ipad, like clock, weather, stocks, calculator, I really would like to have these apps built in. I know there are tons of free apps for these though but I liked apples.
Isn't iPad used for business though? I mean, I guess Stock would be important then. And Clock would be super convenient for business people if they're always traveling, they could add different time zones, etcThe only one whose exclusion bothers me is the calculator app. I think Apple would've been able to make some awesome improvements to it on the iPad. Every computer needs a good calculator app. As far as Clock, Weather and Stocks go, Apple probably believes that they won't be as useful on a non-pocketable device such as iPad. Stocks is pretty much a business oriented app so I'm not entirely sure how useful a native client would be on the iPad when you can just visit any website. I expect Apple feels the same way about Weather, since the iPad is less likely to be carried outside of home. Clock (alarm, timer, stopwatch, etc..) is also more useful on a handheld device than on an iPad.
I've been able to find some decent replacements for above apps, however:
Stocks: couldn't care less, though there are probably good alternatives on the app store
Calculator: PCalc Lite (free); HiCalc Calculator (free); HiCalc Calculator Pro (11 in 1) ($0.99) - amazing app for the price
Weather: Weather+ ($0.99); (free); Fahrenheit ($0.99) (free); Weather Live ($0.99) (free); Thermo (free)
Clock: Classic Clock (free) (Pro $0.99); Best Timer ($0.99)
Voice Memos: Voice recorder for iPad ($0.99); MegaRecorder HD+ ($0.99); also GarageBand ($4.99) has recording functionality.