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

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

  1. mrmister macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    "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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    "Yeah.. I also would like to ask."

    I answered you both.
     
  9. user1234 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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