iPad has missing apps...

iRance

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Anyone notice that the iPad doesn't have the calculator,stocks,weather,clock,and the voice memos apps?
 

tkermit

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No, that's brand new information. You're probably one of the very few that noticed. Well spotted ;)

In all seriousness, they probably didn't see the need or rather wanted to push people in the direction of picking one of the many alternatives offered on the app store if needed.
 

blancoBronco

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I'm sure they will be there in the final version of the OS released on the iPad. It is doubtful that Apple would have missed such important apps
 

doteyes9

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Maybe with the big screen TI could release a feasible TI-83/84 or TI-89 emulator, that is if Apple would allow it.
 

doteyes9

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Also on the same note, why does it have an iPod app AND a Videos app? Last time I check the iPod app included videos.

EDIT: Never mind, the iPod app only has music videos, not all the videos you have downloaded.
 

tkermit

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They're either: 1) On a different page or, 2) not fully redeveloped.
Why not

3) There now exist or in short time will exist enough well-done alternatives so that Apple simply doesn't need to redevelop and supply them themselves.

?

I seriously don't think they're coming.
 

bozzykid

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Anyone notice that the iPad doesn't have the calculator,stocks,weather,clock,and the voice memos apps?
Jobs' iPad had more than one page of apps. They didn't demo every app. It's possible those apps aren't iPad compatible yet.
 

Warbrain

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Why not

3) There now exist or in short time will exist enough well-done alternatives so that Apple simply doesn't need to redevelop and supply them themselves.

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I seriously don't think they're coming.
Because Apple isn't going to rely upon the community for default apps that come on every computer, phone, and device.
 

Cougarcat

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I really hope Apple decides to make a nice Preview app for PDFs, with nice annotation features.
 

marksman

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The iPad clock app is actually a picture of flavor flav with one of 25 clocks around his neck.
 

admanimal

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Anyone notice that the iPad doesn't have the calculator,stocks,weather,clock,and the voice memos apps?
These are all kind of "widgets" rather than full apps, so maybe Apple has some other future plans for these kinds of things.
 

mrgreen4242

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Still holding out hope for at least an announcement of OS4.0 before the iPad release which will have a dashboard mode for these types of apps, and allowing a basic form of multitasking. In the meantime, I think they'll throw the iPhone version of these apps up in the app store as freebies, but not bundle them in as they won't be "official, permanent" parts of the iPad for long...
 

admanimal

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I would be willing to bet a large sum of money that these apps will reappear in some sort of dashboard widget form, if not as regular old apps.