Just got first iPad, where is the calculator?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by farmermac, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. farmermac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2009
    Just got my first iPad a few days ago. Couldn't resist the fire sale on iPads on CL. Having a iphone i figured i didnt really need one (esp. at $550 for the smallest one) but for $300 figured why not try it out. I find myself using it pretty much all the time over the iphone when at home. great device! It feels bulkier and heavier then I expected it to, and is kind of hard to hold comfortably without the Apple case. Im anxious to play with the new one now to see just how much better it is to hold.

    I was a bit surprised to see Apple didnt include the calculator with the iPad. What's up with that? I use it all the time on my iPhone and had to use spotlight to make sure it wasnt hidden somewhere or that I had missed it.
  2. Toiletpapers macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2011
    Old news:) yeah, it was pretty odd when the ipad came out a year ago, that it didnt include a calculator and weather and yada yada. However, theres a beast of an app store that contains better calculators than the default apple calculator anyways:)
  3. Erkenntnis macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2009
    There is no calculator on the iPad. But there are plenty of calculator apps that can be used with the iPad.

    I use the app called Digits Calculator myself.
  4. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009

    more than the calculator I missed the clock, weather and stocks app. The other clock apps just arent as nice as apples implementation
  5. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
  6. farmermac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2009
    thanks for the tips. I realize I can download apps that fill this void but I really do wonder why Apple left those off the iPad yet they are on the iPod touch.

    still kicks ass though :)

    Makes me want to go to the store and try other tables just to see how clunky they feel
  7. Amnak macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2009
    To be honest i think its because the apps they left of look strange scaled up, they need like a widget page for it but i think without redoing the hole OS they almost admit defeat to androids widget idea, which is fine by me because i wouldn't mind. I hope iOS 5 brings a revamp other wise i think this will be the year other operating systems become more appealing.
  8. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009

    numbers is a spreadsheet program what does that have to with a calculator?
  9. Snowy_River macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Corvallis, OR
    For weather, I found an app called WeatherBug. It's great.
  10. poe8 macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2010
    In the app store. Tons of free ones. No big deal.
  11. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    Numbers can do calculations, still a pretty ridiculous thing to say, though.

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