iOS 5.0.1 Brings Gestures to iPad 1

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  1. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Available now.

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    On second thought, forget I said anything. Server is dog-ass slow now. Everybody pretend it's not available until tomorrow.
     
  2. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I didn't need to bother jailbreaking 5.0.

    Now why would Apple leave it off then add it to the very next update? It's not like them to add a feature just because the customers demanded it :rolleyes:
     
  3. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    I got mine right after they announced it and before anyone said the OTA was available in the US... had it DLed in 4 minutes off of my tethered Wimax! :)
     
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  5. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    OTA kept failing for me, asking me to do it through iTunes.
    Oh well... doing it now..
     
  6. poloponies thread starter macrumors 68030

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    4-finger swipe UP - reveals multitasking bar
    4-finger swipe LEFT/RIGHT swaps active apps
    Pinch - returns to Home screen
     
  7. bobt macrumors regular

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    Multi touch is not working for me after the update. Tried a restart on my iPad1 and still no go.

    What's the trick?
     
  8. PLamarine macrumors 6502

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    You have to go into settings and make sure to turn it on.
     
  9. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Ha... yeah... it took me a minute too... I was like... "why doesn't it work?" then I went to settings and it was off. Duh.
     
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  11. liquidsuns macrumors 6502

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    My iPad 1 is failing OTA, too. Doing it through iTunes now, which sucks cause it's not a Delta update if you download it through iTunes. My iPhone 4 updated OTA perfectly fine.

    Note that I have the "jailbreak" that enabled multi-tough gestures on the iPad 1, which isn't a full jailbreak, but maybe that is causing problems.
     
  12. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    You mean like bringing back rotation lock to the switch on the iPad?
     
  13. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    I can only speak for myself, but when I found out that the gestures were left out of the final release of iOS 5 for the iPad 1 I sent Apple feedback asking for their return. I loved using them in iOS 4 after activating them in XCode.

    I'm guessing Apple got enough feedback requesting them, so they put them back.
     
  14. Wozza2010 macrumors member

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    The gestures are a nice little touch for iPad 1 users.

    Loving them so far :)
     
  15. mrboult macrumors 6502

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    Same here, I had the jailbreak gestures and needed to to an iTunes update. All good now though. :)

    Yeah, I left feedback too. I do suspect that when enough people leave feedback through the official channels Apple's mind can be swayed on some decisions. It happened last not long ago with the Rotation Lock/Mute Switch fiasco.
     
  16. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Good job apple. I thought wrong of apple for a couple weeks without multitasking gestures on my iPad.
     
  17. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Same here, I came to the same conclusion - appears that if you have "enabled" the gestures in 5.0 on an iPad 1, the delta update will fail.

    Fortunately 28Mbps cable modem made the full update pretty painless :)
     
  18. Lara F macrumors 6502a

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    Guess I got lucky - I'd tried to enable the gestures but couldn't get the iPad into DFU mode despite following all the instructions so gave up.

    Very nice to have them back "officially". :)
     
  19. repete7 macrumors member

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    I hadn't noticed this until last night. Very nice.
     
  20. B.A.T macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully they'll ditch the home button on the next generation.
     

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