iPad O.S. 4.0

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Bentron, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Bentron macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    So most assume there will be the release of the iPhone O.S. 4.0 in June/July; this obviously impacts the iPad. What software features do you think Apple needs to implement that you've yet to see it do? Do you think the missing apps (clock, stocks etc) will re-imerge? I've read that quite a few people are waiting to see what O.S 4 brings, well what features can it bring to sell the iPad to you?
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Need is a strong word, and sometimes users mix them needing/wanting something with Apple needing to do something.

    Clocks & Stocks - I would imagine there will be some powerful beautiful iPad versions from 3rd parties.
    e.g. Stocks - a 9" screen gives lots of space for more features, bigger charts etc.
    e.g. Clocks - You could visualise timezones to show what time a place was, have a spinning globe to indicate this, or have multiple clocks for multiple time zones etc.

    I'd imagine it'll bring something new, and some updates.
  3. Bentron thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    I still reckon Apple has something up it's sleeve on this one. They won't have just given up on them. But of course the more time passes the more 3rd Party iterations will pop up and that can only spur true creativity from developers as users look for the best option. Oh and I like your ideas by the way.
  4. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2006
    It will be magic! No multi-tasking though

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  5. Thrillho... macrumors newbie


    Mar 11, 2010
    Haha! That bit in the video is cringe-worthy, almost worse than the 'magic and revolutionary'.

    As for 4.0 I think they'll bring back the basic apps, weather etc. Perhaps introduce magazines and newspapers to the iPad, a kind of subscription model.
  6. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    Norman, OK
    Personally I think that if Apple doesn't release the 'missing' applications by the iPad release, I think they will re-incorporate them in some sort of widget-like function with OS 4.0.

    Of course, add the usual multi-tasking aspect that will almost undoubtedly be in iPad OS 4.0.
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    I don't know what if anything will be new but it'll carry an upgrade fee.
  8. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    I wouldn't be surprised if iPad 3G owners got the update for free, that's if there is a charge in the first place.
  9. Thrillho... macrumors newbie


    Mar 11, 2010
    I don't think there'll be an upgrade fee for this update as the gap between product release and update release is not that great, especially for 3G and international users. Though if they did that they would have to continue that precedent or risk a user/media backlash.
  10. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    No it won't. Apple isn't that stupid. OS 5.0 will likely carry the upgrade fee, but not 4.0 for sure.
  11. Thrillho... macrumors newbie


    Mar 11, 2010
    Hmm, I agree to a certain extent. The problem though is when the iPad refreshes will take place. If like the iPhone it is on a yearly cycle, then they will face the same problem every year. The only way around it would be to charge Previous Generation Users.
  12. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    This one is an exception because we honestly have no idea what to expect from Apple over the next few years in terms of the OS and hardware refresh. Apple is not going to charge for 4.0 because it's the first thing that they have to release for the iPad as 3.2 doesn't showcase the full power of iPad. Once everything settles in, than Apple can start to figure out the pricing situation.

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