Not to be a hater but....

vw195

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 27, 2008
340
0
Shouldnt OS4 and/or the iPad have wireless sync?

If I want to load my 400 meg movie onto my iPad, the only way is to plug it in?
 

Sleazy E

macrumors 65816
Nov 24, 2009
1,022
0
Disneyland
Shouldnt OS4 and/or the iPad have wireless sync?

If I want to load my 400 meg movie onto my iPad, the only way is to plug it in?
are you missing the adapter or are you just unable to wait 1 minutes for it to transfer? I don't get it...
 

duky

macrumors 6502
Jun 25, 2007
450
11
North Carolina
If I want to load my 400 meg movie onto my iPad, the only way is to plug it in?
Would you rather have this be slower over a wireless connection? I see many uses for wireless sync (i.e. everytime I have like 3/4 songs to sync over) but I don't see this as a time when I'd necessarily prefer a wireless sync. Perhaps I'm missing something.
 

r0k

macrumors 68040
Mar 3, 2008
3,612
73
Detroit
Would you rather have this be slower over a wireless connection? I see many uses for wireless sync (i.e. everytime I have like 3/4 songs to sync over) but I don't see this as a time when I'd necessarily prefer a wireless sync. Perhaps I'm missing something.
I think you are missing something in my case at least. My Macbook is in my home office which is two flights of stairs below my cozy bedroom where my iPad lives. Are you really asking me to climb 2 flights of stairs and fish for a usb cable over a simple matter of transferring a few gigabytes of files when I could let it all happen wirelessly on my 802.11n network when I'm in no hurry anyway? So I can get my calendar and contacts wirelessly by paying $99 a year for mobile me, but I'm expected to deal with a usb cable for everything else. That sounds a bit too much like 1995 to me.

I took a look at the itunes app on the iPad. While I can buy a huge app and have it load wirelessly from the app store, I cannot wirelessly back it up to my Mac and I cannot go in the iTunes app on my iPad and buy music directly over wifi? Maybe I did something wrong and didn't find the purchase button but usually Apple makes it oh so easy to send them money, I honestly think that the only way they want me getting music on my iPad is via a cable. Tsk tsk tsk.
 

vw195

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 27, 2008
340
0
Would you rather have this be slower over a wireless connection? I see many uses for wireless sync (i.e. everytime I have like 3/4 songs to sync over) but I don't see this as a time when I'd necessarily prefer a wireless sync. Perhaps I'm missing something.
I don't want to have to change rooms to sync. Wireless sync works excellent on the zune. Its a really great way to sync podcasts. Since the iPad is approaching a laptop in functionality, surely wireless sync should be implemented. Roc nailed it.
 

gtsipad

macrumors member
Apr 12, 2010
93
0
r0k - hit the nail on the head

its amazing how an entity as astute as apple is most of the time, can sometimes make what seem to be these ill-conceived, way out there kind of arbitrary decisions, that without a doubt had their genesis after a particularly long and strong hit off of a water-pipe. Its as if they sat back, grooved on all the cool things they were doing for mankind, then Whack! Out of nowhere they clamp on the shackles and yell 'No! You can't do that cuz we said.'

still shaking my head on the ole' wireless syncing thing...its a no brainer.
 

duky

macrumors 6502
Jun 25, 2007
450
11
North Carolina
Are you really asking me to climb 2 flights of stairs and fish for a usb cable over a simple matter of transferring a few gigabytes of files when I could let it all happen wirelessly on my 802.11n network when I'm in no hurry anyway?
Point taken. It would be great to have a WiFi sync. My point is that most times I want to transfer a large file over to my device (as the OP did) I would prefer to use a faster method because generally I'm in a rush; hence, I was surprised that for this specific scenario the OP wished he could do it over WiFi. I also did not know that the computer and mobile device were in different rooms making it even more interesting.

Wireless sync would be great. I think Apple is slowly getting there though with their recent addition of Home Sharing to iTunes 9 a couple of months ago. Crossing my fingers that wireless syncing comes soon especially now that many people find themselves having not just one but multiple devices they sync with their iTunes (iPhone, iPad, iPod) with, it would be best for this to be able to happen concurrently.
 

McGiord

macrumors 601
Oct 5, 2003
4,522
286
Dark Castle
it will hurt mac sales....

and steve earns .128 cents per every inch of USB cable, he had something going on for the firewire but they ousted him.
 

Surely

Guest
Oct 27, 2007
15,043
8
Los Angeles, CA
Are you really asking me to climb 2 flights of stairs and fish for a usb cable over a simple matter of transferring a few gigabytes of files when I could let it all happen wirelessly on my 802.11n network when I'm in no hurry anyway?
God forbid you get a little exercise......
 

r0k

macrumors 68040
Mar 3, 2008
3,612
73
Detroit
it will hurt mac sales....
No crap it will hurt mac sales. Apple knew this when they designed this device. People have been trying to replace their computers for years because somehow the computer industry stopped obeying Moore's law back in the 1990's. You know the law, right? Electronics costs and weighs half as much and takes up half as much space roughly every 2 years. For some reason, you can still walk into Best Buy and buy a megalithic computer "tower" box that is mostly filled with hot air. You can do the same at the Apple store only it's called a Mac Pro. Meanwhile music players have gone from "boom boxes" to the Sony walkman to ipod shuffles that are smaller than the batteries used to be for the Sony Walkman. No kidding I want a full computer the size of an iPad. And while I know the iPad is only the first shot being fired in this war, I don't expect to be stuck with "giant iPod touch" capabilities and limitations forever.

One could argue that the Mac Mini cannibalizes Mac Pro sales. If the only way to get my hands on an Apple desktop was for me to buy a Mac Pro, I'd still be running Windows. Apple doesn't really mind cannibalizing Apple sales. They just want to prevent Apple sales from being taken by HP, Dell, Sony and others. Trust me, if a credible Android tablet comes out this summer offering file management, people will be all over it and Apple will give in rather than see people walking from Macbooks to Android tablets. If they are gonna walk anyway, Apple would rather see them walk from Macbooks to iPads.

@Surely, I like to choose the time I get exercise and it rarely coincides with the time I'm trying to get work done on my computer. But thanks anyway. ;)
 

colmaclean

macrumors 68000
Jan 6, 2004
1,644
181
Berlin
I'd love to set up my iPhone/iPad to wirelessly sync my latest podcasts and encoded video at 5am each morning so I could just pick it up and go.

Having to plug it into a computer is quite frankly bollocks.
 

r0k

macrumors 68040
Mar 3, 2008
3,612
73
Detroit
I'd love to set up my iPhone/iPad to wirelessly sync my latest podcasts and encoded video at 5am each morning so I could just pick it up and go.

Having to plug it into a computer is quite frankly bollocks.
I shut off podcast updates in iTunes for precisely this reason. Podcasts should happen seamlessly in the background. I'm tempted to let my MobileMe run out in protest but I doubt Apple would beef it up for one disgruntled user.
 

Benguitar

Guest
Jan 30, 2009
1,252
0
and wireless recharging too
Wireless recharging is near to impossible to do, Not to mention, Invent.

As far as I know, There is no *safe* way to transmit electrical power through the air from one point to another.

I could be wrong.


As far as wireless syncing. Yes, I believe Apple is late to introduce that. Other phones like Palm have wireless bluetooth syncing. So, I am confused as to why Apple disabled wireless syncing on the iPhone, So I hope they will re-enable it sometime in the future.
 

Star-fire

macrumors 6502
Jul 4, 2007
255
1
Wireless recharging is near to impossible to do, Not to mention, Invent.

As far as I know, There is no *safe* way to transmit electrical power through the air from one point to another.

I could be wrong.


As far as wireless syncing. Yes, I believe Apple is late to introduce that. Other phones like Palm have wireless bluetooth syncing. So, I am confused as to why Apple disabled wireless syncing on the iPhone, So I hope they will re-enable it sometime in the future.
They could have built in powermat like recharging, but meh, it's not that great, but yes wireless syncing should be possible.
 

lily69

macrumors regular
Apr 4, 2010
134
0
iPad WiFi is more like 802.11G speed. I didn't see anyone reported more than 100M connection speed yet.
So wireless sync is cool and convenient, it will be sloooow
 

jman240

macrumors 6502a
May 26, 2009
734
75
Yes it's N technology but I think the poster was saying it was not acheiving that speed. I'd have to say the same.
Maybe referring to web browsing. HTML rendering is very CPU intensive and as far as CPU's go this thing doesn't have a super powerful one, it just seems fast because the software uses very little resources. HTML rendering is still very taxing.