iPad Calculator came to WatchOS. Why not on the iPad?

Discussion in 'iOS 13' started by mrmister, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. mrmister macrumors regular

    Dec 19, 2008
    That's it. I know there are apps I can download, but I use Apple for a reason—I'd like to use the same app I'm using on my phone on my iPad.

    I will never understand why we can't get Weather and Calculator on the iPad. But I'll stop complaining if they just flip the switch and add them.

    I know it's an old complaint. It's so aggravating not understanding why they won't do it.
  2. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2016
    Maybe they want few devs to earn money. There are quite a few good calc apps on the store.
  3. mrmister thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 19, 2008
    "Maybe they want few devs to earn money."

    I feel certain they don't care about this for calculators and weather.

    "There are quite a few good calc apps on the store."

    If there is one that is visually and functionally identical to the Apple one, and ideally has a name very close to 'Calculator', please post it.
  4. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    Can I ask, what is the big deal with these calculators? I noticed when it was announced for the Apple Watch, the crowd went banana! I seriously don't get it.
  5. mrmister thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 19, 2008
    Some of us, and there are many, do not want to choose a basic tool like a calculator. Any more than I want to buy a Swiss Army knife that comes with many tools—except you have to choose which Philips head screwdriver you want.

    Many people want Apple to give them feature parity across devices, bc it matches, the names match, and there’s no reasonable reason for them to need a DECADE to do this.
  6. pcorrado macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    I’m surprised they don’t at least have a calculator widget for iPad. I think there is a weather one.
  7. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    Yeah.. I also would like to ask. On the watch, I always use Siri to calculate things.
  8. mrmister thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 19, 2008
    "Yeah.. I also would like to ask."

    I answered you both.
  9. user1234 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    Who knows. They didn’t add multi user support either even though they did it for tvOS. I personally use PCalc so it doesn’t matter to me, but I find the lack of the Calculator app on the iPad perplexing.
  10. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    I’ve been asking this same question ever since the iPad was released! I have sent feedback to Apple too many times. Also, I want the Weather and Clock apps on macOS too please. :)
  11. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    I was hoping to see some accessory apps, like calculator done as ‘panels’ or floating windows as an option instead of needing to be full screen.
  12. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Sometimes I think Apple omits these mundane little things on purpose just to mess with us. There's a whole list of obvious little things that they should include, that would be so easy to implement yet they ignore. It's so frustrating.

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