How could the new tablet work with a iphone

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  1. carson44 macrumors member

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    So from the engadget report today saying the new apple tablet could be some kind of apple tv or gaming device. what i want to know is what way do u think that the new tablet could work with the iphone...

    I think that it would be cool if you could connect the tablet to your tv and play iphone games and use the iphone as a controller, and the display the tablet or a tv.

    So what do you think apple could do with it?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Apple could do anything. It will most def. work with an iPhone, playing iPhone games seems a stretch though as that would be a nightmare for developers.
     
  3. cmaier macrumors G3

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    I don't think it will be an "apple tv." I think it just might have an app that lets you control an apple tv, same as the "remote" app that already exists for iphone. I also don't think it will be a thing you hook up to a tv any more than is an iphone. (That is, it will be possible to hook it to a tv, but no one will, and that won't be the point of it.)
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    I think they will be able to coincide and do different things for each other. Or perhaps the iPhone could be like an extension to the functionality of a Tablet.
     
  5. cmaier macrumors G3

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    Not really. Two possibilities:

    1) it runs the iPhone OS. Problematic, primarily because resolution will undoubtedly be different, and few of us developers check the resolution. However, Apple could easily add a flag that allows us to say "use the highest resolution" and, if the flag isn't set, it could either scale, or play in a window.

    2) it runs the macos (or a variant). if so, it could come with software equivalent to the iphone simulator developers already use.

    Yuck. Palm almost put itself out of business with a similar scheme.
     
  6. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Nope, doesn't work with it.


    I have it right now and it definitely doesn't work with my phone, or anything else for that matter...












    because it doesn't exist. I hear it will be unicorn compatible though.
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    How in the world is iBowl going to work with a tablet. Anything that use accelerometer is going to be shot. I understand that it would likely feature it, but bowling with a one-handed 3.5" screen and a two handed 9" screen are rather different.
     
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    That's assuming there won't be an accelerometer in the device. I could totally see it, the size of an 8.5x11 piece of paper, you turn if you want landscape. Regardless, I don't see that the iPhone & tablet integration would be any greater that iPhone/any mac computer integration would be.
     
  9. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

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    Of course there will be an accelerometer in it - there is one in your MacBookPro, even.
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Well, that's a little different...the sensors in the MBP are for detecting free fall so it can lock the hard drive to avoid damage; I'm not sure that they can actually be used to detect orientation the same way the iPhone does.
     
  11. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    No, I specifically said it would have it. Outside of Labyrinth iPhone games that use accelerometer are going to be screwed.
     
  12. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a

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    Check out this thread

    This thread, http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=754080, has already begun to discuss many of the same topics as this current thread.

    Head over there so we can have a more organized and focused discussion that gets more minds involved.
     
  13. cmaier macrumors G3

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    If I recall correctly, there was some dude some time back that wrote a simple game and used the sensor as an input device like that.
     
  14. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

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    There are actually several apps to take advantage of this. I have about 5 installed just to play with. Nothing overly useful, of course, but fun nonetheless. :)
    iAlertU is pretty cool, novelty wise.
     

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