iOS 4 for iPad - Widgets?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by skate71290, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    Sorry if this is a duplicate thread, but i actually cannot understand what is taking them all this time to push out iOS 4 for the iPad, i can understand if they were waiting until it got released everywhere first, but now, surely we must see something (even just a Developer Beta) next Wednesday? So i was actually thinking that they could bring us iPad-Only features? I am personally wanting the same Native apps as the iPhone (Stocks, Calculator and Clock) but perhaps we could see a widget interface? From a Hardware point of view, if they were to implement a Widget interface (say, similar to the OSX Widget interface) would this be possible on the current hardware? regards, skate71290
  2. stark4 macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
  3. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    To be fair, it's not really taking them long to push it out...... they announced it would be available in the Fall, and it isn't the Fall yet.

    I assume that they were busy with iOS4 for the iPhone. I would guess that if they didn't have to deal with releasing 4.0.1 (reception bar update) and then 4.0.2 (PDF vulnerability update), perhaps we would have seen an early release of iOS4 for iPad.
  4. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

    Jun 9, 2009
    SI, NY
    We might get a preview on sep 1st and then the beta will be given out to developers right after the event so u can wait till wensday
  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    I really hope they release it on Wednesday. I'll be a happier man.

    I fear you may be correct; however, it is better than nothing seeded out to devs. It does make sense that they will get it first and then the gen. public. I can certainly say, based on my inclination, that they will seed out a dev version on Wednesday. Even though, I hope they release it to gen. public then.
  6. KameronBriggs macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2010
    Somewhere Sunny, California
    Yea, I can't wait until Sept. 1st to see if we get iOS4. It seems like the wait has been forever.
  7. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    Umm.. Shoot me down if you like but what do people really want from iOS4 for iPad, except for multitasking?

    Having folders may be handy but I can't really think of anything else.

    (it's not like the phone where it added iBooks, BT keyboard support etc.)
  8. SaMaster14 macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Well... The multitasking is kinda a big deal, especially since the iPad is more of a laptop type device.

    And I want a different os4 than the iPhone. Widgets would be awesome
  9. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    I agree, multitasking is the only major iOS 4 feature I really need. I prefer to organise my apps by pages rather than folders, just can't be bothered to reorganize them from the folders on my iPhone.

    Don't like email threading so have it turned off on IP4. Unified inbox may be useful and the smart links function is pretty good, but not essential by any means.
  10. david77 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
    Not saying it would be included in v4, but the iPad needs to have native printing. It also needs a file management system at some point.
  11. likemyorbs macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2008
    Agreed, file management is a must.
  12. likemyorbs macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2008
    Those two thing you mentioned are a huge deal. Im sick of having pages and pages of apps, and the jailbreak solutions aren't as good as having native folders. and multitasking is major. That's basically all it needs other than native printer support and file management
  13. Scuby macrumors regular

    May 16, 2010
    I'm partly just interested to see what else they manage to do with it, but mostly there are a few things which i find annoying now that i'm vaguely hoping might be improfed with the next big update. Photos needs a huge update in terms of being able to sort and organise photos, especially things saved from the CCK. Ideally there'd be an Aperture for iPad that would allow tagging etc, but suspect that will be further off. And other things like auto-downloading of subscribed podcasts, an alarm clock that doesn't require the app to be left open, being able to play to AirTunes speakers would be great, that sort of thing.

    Knowing that a major update is coming gives me a little hope that some of these will be improved. :)

  14. doobry macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2010
    What am I waiting for iOS4 for?

    : Multitasking - Soundpaper recording in the background whilst I look something up elsewhere.. Yes please!
    : Folders - I've run out of pages for apps. Weeks ago!
    : Mail threading - one of the mailboxes on my ipad is for a mailing list. Mail threading nao please!

    can't think of any others right now..
  15. MOROCman macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2010
  16. Liam8 macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2009
    Not to mention games center :rolleyes:
  17. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Multitasking is what I'm waiting for. Not even the background features, actually, just the "fast switch" bar! I can't be the only one who keeps double clicking the home button on my iPad to try to switch apps.

    I'll be happy when I no longer have to see that stupid "Please Rate This App!" every time I try to delete an app.

    Unified inbox & threaded messages in Mail.

    Hopefully playlist folders will make it into the iPod app.

    Notes syncing.
  18. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    Apple will release iOS4 just in time for the new iPad revision. lol Then we'll get half the new features.
  19. sapporobaby macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2007
    3 earth minutes from your location....
    Please be joking because if you're serious, you look a bit clueless.
  20. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Let's hope September First counts as Fall for Apple.

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