iPad To Do Phone Calls?

BeSweeet

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So I was playing around with some stuff regarding the iPad Simulator. I was able to enable the passcode lock, and access the screen where it says you have to wait X amount of minutes until you can use your iPad again. Well, if you slide the usual slide-to-unlock thing, it will take you to the emergency call screen. Not sure if this is something that was left-over from the iPhone portion of the SDK, but it's still interesting:



So I thought that this was an interesting find. I'm uploading a video now showing this.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/9Oo2XF
 

melman101

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Ummm, you do realize that you just broke the developer NDA, especially by posting pics and video?

Also, I don't doubt that that screen is in there. But it's leftover from iPhone OS. So I would make nothing of it.
 

Bodhi395

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Ummm, you do realize that you just broke the developer NDA, especially by posting pics and video?

Also, I don't doubt that that screen is in there. But it's leftover from iPhone OS. So I would make nothing of it.
What are you, the SDK police?? I don't understand why people get so upset about disclosing details of the SDK since ANYONE can sign up to be a developer and get the sdk themselves. It's not some tightly held secret.
 

dejo

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What are you, the SDK police?? I don't understand why people get so upset about disclosing details of the SDK since ANYONE can sign up to be a developer and get the sdk themselves. It's not some tightly held secret.
Anyone can sign up to the free iPhone Developer Program but only enrolled members (those that paid $99) get access to the beta SDK. And they must agree to an NDA in order to do so. So, Apple would like to treat it as a secret, which is their prerogative.

As for the getting upset, people violating this NDA only make is worse for the rest of the developers because it probably makes Apple less willing to release anything beta to the developers, which is not good.
 

melman101

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Personally, I don't give a crap about breaking the NDA. I was informing someone who might not realize what they were doing. If Apple wanted to, they could revoke his developer's license. To me, thats too valuable, especially when you could have apps in the store already.
 

davidwarren

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if there were any actual secrets, apple would not release them to anyone with $99. I can't believe the amount of people that think it is their duty to educate and patrol others on a confidentiality agreement. Get over yourself.
 

melman101

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if there were any actual secrets, apple would not release them to anyone with $99. I can't believe the amount of people that think it is their duty to educate and patrol others on a confidentiality agreement. Get over yourself.
Hey listen, I didn't write the confidentiality agreement, but I did agree to it. Do I think it's stupid? Yes. Did I point out a fact that someone else would have wrote eventually? Yes. Did I comment on what he was actually talking about? Yes.

And just because you think that Apple wouldn't do it, doesn't mean there isn't a legally binding document that you agreed to that said you won't tell anyone about whats in the iPad SDK.

Again, do I think it's stupid? Yes. Am I going to rat on him to Apple? Probably. Just kidding. I could give two *****, like I said. But I know that I don't read every fine print detail when it comes to the Developer site. Hell, I didn't even know about Universal Binaries until I saw it on some forum.

So, if perchance, I leaked something that I didn't realize, and then Apple took away my developer license, I would be very upset, and I would have liked to know what I was doing was wrong. Now, if he responded and said I don't care, I would say, cool, good find.

Just trying to be a good developer here and warning people.

Some people take the NDA super seriously, I'm not one of them. I was just trying to be helpful.

Edit: And yes, I somewhat agree with Dejo. If people breaking NDA's means we won't get beta software faster, then yes, it does become a problem especially for developers..
 

admanimal

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NDA, blah blah.

Does anyone else notice how horribly awkward that call screen is?
This is why Apple should care about the NDA. A feature in a beta OS that is obviously not going to see the light of day turns into "yuck what a horrible interface on the iPad" (I know thats not exactly what he was saying, but it's not a great leap).
 

melman101

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This is why Apple should care about the NDA. A feature in a beta OS that is obviously not going to see the light of day turns into "yuck what a horrible interface on the iPad" (I know thats not exactly what he was saying, but it's not a great leap).
Great point! +1 Agreed.
 

fraggot

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Someone came to these forums to share some information about one of the more talked about Apple products coming out and all he gets is bashed.

Did you all forget this website is called "MacRumors? I don't see people getting all bent out of shape when someone leaks some crappy pictures inside one of the factories? They might actually be breaking an actual law doing that but do people fuss about it? Nope

Let the man share his stuff and if you don't like it, take it elsewhere.

So back on topic to what this was actually about.


I highly doubt the iPad will have any type of call features but they could very well surprise us all on launch day. They did just recently allow VoIP into the App Store, maybe they'll make some sort of Native VoIP client that interacts with 3rd party ones. I don't know, I'm merely thinking here.

There's been all kinds of odd things surfacing lately that seem so very unlikely, but maybe they're just still there to start rumors. They could also be something that can't be removed, maybe they're connected to some of the core systems and something else uses those resources.
 

joseluis.17

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UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
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Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

that's on apple's webpage
So, no I don't think you'll be able to make calls from the ipad itself but I think you'll be able to use your iphone for texting or calling using bluetooth :)
 

SAG3194

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can't be leftover iPhone OS because the images fit perfectly as if they were meant to be there. No button is pixelated. Trust me can't be left over, an if it is... Apple manipulated it to fit the screen requirements.
 

admanimal

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can't be leftover iPhone OS because the images fit perfectly as if they were meant to be there. No button is pixelated. Trust me can't be left over, an if it is... Apple manipulated it to fit the screen requirements.
The keypad itself is probably the exact size it is on the iPhone. The other two buttons could easily just be drawn by the OS (so no pixelation) since they are basically standard buttons, and the icons on them are iPhone-sized.
 

cakbar

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Is it possible that the FCC requires that we be able to call 911 from the iPad. I know they have some kind of rule that all cell phones be able to call 911, even if there is no phone service contract activated. It could be that they have classed the iPad 3G as a cell phone device.
 

melman101

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I can't believe people still think you will be able to make calls from the iPad. You will be sorely disappointed. Trust me, it's left over from iPhone's code.
 

admanimal

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Is it possible that the FCC requires that we be able to call 911 from the iPad. I know they have some kind of rule that all cell phones be able to call 911, even if there is no phone service contract activated. It could be that they have classed the iPad 3G as a cell phone device.
The Kindle has cell data service....can you make phone calls from that?