iPad/iOS 5.1 to come with more stock apps?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by GoGa, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. GoGa macrumors regular

    GoGa

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    Ever since the first iPad came out I never understood why apple didnt include some stock apps that were on the iPhone (Weather, Calculator, Clock, Stocks, Voice Memo).

    But if the iPad 3 came with Siri I think apple would have to add them (at least a few) because Siri needs them to do a lot of her tasks, and hopefully we will be able to have the notification widgets too!

    I really hope they do, because they'd be really usefull. I'd of loved to known apples reasons for not adding them from the start.

    Does a anyone else agree?
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I would like to see the simple clock app but there is little incentive for Apple to add them.
     
  3. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Well, there were rumours that such Apps were in production at Apple, but Jobs crushed them because he wasn't satisified with how they turned out. Maybe now we're post-Jobs we might get some apps like Clock & Weather etc
     
  4. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

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    I hope so, never understood why the ipad was missing these apps. Specially since its grew popular in education etc and still doesn't have a calculater or voice memos. Plus the notes app could do with a massive overhaul on the ipad.
     
  5. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I've wondered too! Apple in Education, Textbooks etc..
    It just doesn't make sense why they don't at least have calculator?!
     
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    I wish Apple made all Apps "optional," like iBooks, or at least let users delete stock apps never used or wanted. Notes is a good example, as I prefer Notional Velocity (Mac)/Simple Note (iOS). Or Camera -- I like Camera + much better. Instead I have a folder on a lone page will all my useless stock apps cluttering up my iPhone and iPad.
     
  7. arcite macrumors 6502a

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    Graphing scientific calculator seems pretty essential...
     
  8. Alectric macrumors regular

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    You can make them optional. Under settings/general/restrictions you can turn some of the proprietary apps off. Camera, FaceTime, YouTube, Safari, iTunes and Ping.
     
  9. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I'd like to see a glimpse of iOS 6 at this Keynote, I'm really wanting some nice widgets. Weather, clock, calculator, etc., should all be on the iPad.
     
  10. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    There is really no need for Apple to create and bundle these apps.

    There are literally dozens (if not hundreds) of 3rd-party stocks/weather/etc apps in the App Store, many of them are free and are of top quality.
     
  11. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    You can't integrate third party apps as widgets though, and I want a weather and stock widget in Notification Centre.
     
  12. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    Not yet, but that has to be coming.. I predict Apple will open up Notification Center widgets API to 3rd-party apps in iOS 6.0.
     
  13. Merthyrboy macrumors 6502

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    As well as a calculator I would like to be able to do calculations in spotlight like you are able to do on the mac.
     
  14. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    I'd rather they move widgets to their own area. Like a Dashboard for iOS or something. I don't want widgets to clutter my Notification Center. Notification Center is after all for Notifications.
     
  15. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Or even just a widget store, but I'm hoping so too. The fact that there's two in Notification Center already is a likely sign of it.
     

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