iPad 1 Gestures

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by w00t951, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000

    w00t951

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    There are some threads about gestures and the iPad 1, but I need to know how to re-enable them.

    I recall the Xcode allowed you to "enable this device for developing" or something, and that would enable gestures. Does this still work? I don't actually have Xcode, so I want to make sure before buying it.

    If not, what do I need to do (short of jail breaking) to get these gestures back?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The gestures have been completely removed from the iPad 1G running iOS 5. You must jailbreak to re-enable them.
     
  3. colorblindpicas macrumors newbie

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    Let me guess....

    There is a special chip in the iPad 2 needed to make the gestures work? What legit reason could they possible have for making that an iPad 2 only feature?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Marketing. Apple is a company and companies want to sell their stuff. To get more people to buy iPad 2's, Apple had to make some features iPad 2 only.
     
  5. The Poet, Oct 12, 2011
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    At least pulling out the mailbox with two fingers works. :/
     
  6. colorblindpicas macrumors newbie

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    I can KIND of understand Siri on the 4S. But freaking gestures being a "new" feature only on the ipad2? How is that going to sell a single new iPad? It isn't a feature you sell someone on. It will only make users like me mad and serve to confuse less savy people. My parents already have a hard time differentiating the "GPS" iPad from the wifi only one. Now I have to say "now those gestures are inky on the new ones... You'll have to buy a new version if you want to use all four fingers to change apps....". Give me a break.
     
  7. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    Gestures worked fine in the betas. Why take it away from us now? It's a negligible feature that just enhances navigation. It won't convince me I have to go upgrade my iPad.

    Normally I understand the decisions Apple makes, but I think they missed the mark on this one (assuming no performance, battery, etc. issues were discovered in those betas where it was enabled.)
     

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