I can understand where you are coming from but unless you're a 911 operator why do you need to be able to make phone calls from 3 different devices all the time? Who is on the phone that often?Facetime is not a solution. FaceTime audio is not the same as Ios8 remote phone calling.. Remote phone uses the iPhone remotely to make calls. FaceTime also does not have a dialer or access to voicemail or favorites.
Skype is not a solution for the same reason. Im not looking to do IP calling.
They should just add a phone app to iPad and Mac and then ditch the contacts app.. FaceTime could probably be integrated in to the phone app as well... And while they are at it. Visual voicemail is perhaps one of the most outdated and under featured aspects of the iPhone.. Time to fix it.
This is done through the FaceTime app. You can go to FaceTime on the iPad and dial a regular phone number and it will place the call through your phone. Missed calls also show up there.Now that the iPad and Mac can make phone calls. It would be cool for them both to have a phone app. It would be nice to see missed calls. They could also move voicemail to the cloud.
Against what? This is what is in iOS 8 already it seems.I have no idea why people are against this.
When I'm at home, my iPhone is on its charger, and I spend more time on my iPad than I do my Mac... You're damn right I'd want to accept phone calls on my iPad!
Can't wait to try this feature!
Seems like the FaceTime app would provide that ability based on what some others are saying.I believe what they will do is modify the Contacts app to include a dialer into it ... thats about it ... they will not create a "Phone" named app for the iPad (from experience)
I hope you're right! It just does make more sense to have it. Seems like a good 2.0 kind of update.Look at what happened with FaceTime, which used to be buried in the Phone app (which didn't really make much sense either) - the same will probably happen with continuity features on iPad/OS X.
Maybe next year if they expand continuity.
I see exactly what you are saying. However, maybe the phone app would only appear after you connect your iPhone to the same iCloud account as the iPad, which I believe is when Continuity becomes functional.I am not sure if this would happen. The phone app on an iPad would be useless to someone who doesn't have an iPhone.
That is perhaps the worst rationalization I have ever heard for not doing something... Everything is useless to some people... It doesn't hurt to have it around for the people who do want it.I am not sure if this would happen. The phone app on an iPad would be useless to someone who doesn't have an iPhone.