Weather Widget on iPad 2?

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  1. AirForceOne macrumors member

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    I checked in Settings>Notifications and cannot find any setting for adding the weather widget to the notification center...my brother's iPhone 4 has the option. Anyone else?
     
  2. Emilio G macrumors regular

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    I've used the iOS5 beta since when it came first available and never saw anything about weather or stocks. The only reason I can think is because it needs a constant source of Internet to keep you up to date as well as GPS. With the regular WiFi only iPads, it's not online 100% of the time nor does it have GPS.

    That's my $.02
     
  3. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Doesn't look like it.

    There appear to be a number of things that aren't available on iPad. Geolocation settings for reminders being another.
     
  4. AirForceOne thread starter macrumors member

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    Man that sucks because I tether my 3G iPad to my phone and always have internet and GPS. They should put it in there even if it works for some and not others, imo.

    Thanks guys for the help :)
     
  5. Emilio G macrumors regular

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    I do the same with my phone too. My only guess after that is GPS, which would also answer Patriot's post about geolocation settings for reminders.
     
  6. AirForceOne thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I've got the Verizon WiFi+3G iPad 2 so I tether to my Thunderbolt for free data and also have GPS. It really sucks because for me the widgets would work fine all the time.
     
  7. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    iPad has never had a weather or stocks app, what led you to believe they'd added one?
     
  8. AirForceOne thread starter macrumors member

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    Well the iPad 2 is my first Apple device and I've had it barely a month, plus I didn't know you actually needed a standalone app. They could just as easily have added the function in the background thru settings with iOS5 without adding an actual home-screen app.
     
  9. tsekh macrumors member

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    I've read that the stock and weather lock screen widgets are only available on iPhone. Somehow Apple thinks that people who has iPad but no iPhone don't care about weather. Or they somehow think that a weather app is a selling point for iPhone...
     
  10. pw-man macrumors newbie

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    Actually the weird thing is that on the iPod touch you get weather and stocks and it will never have 3G or gps.... So the logic doesn't make sense...
     
  11. JoJo Zzang macrumors member

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    Quite true. The lack of is quite baffling. :confused:
     
  12. erio macrumors member

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    I agree. Then again, not many people can carry iPads in their pants :D
     
  13. boltjames macrumors 601

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    [​IMG]

    Anyone find an app in the app store that replicates the iPhone's notifications center functionality?

    BJ
     
  14. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

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    iPod touch has it

    My iPod touch has the weather and stocks in notification area, so it definitely doesn't require 3G. But I don't have it on my iPad either. Very strange! But then again my iPod touch has a weather app and a stock app by default and the iPad doesn't.....
     
  15. doboy macrumors 68020

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    The weather and stock widgets pull data from the corresponding apps so hopefully Apple will add those apps for the iPad so we can use the widgets.
     
  16. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    There are much more robust offerings available for both. But I'd guess apple thought you'd open the browser
     
  17. boltjames macrumors 601

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    I've got TWC and Accuweather iPad apps among many others. Just very convenient to swipe-down and get the info you need at that moment.

    Coming out of a meeting, heading down to grab lunch, much easier to go 'swipe' and see that it's 55 degrees and raining rather than click and wait for the app or browser to tell me the same info. Sometimes its about speed, not detail.

    BJ
     
  18. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Right now jailbreaking is the only way to get active widgets for weather on to the iPad. I refuse to upgrade to ios5 until there is a jailbreak. Way to many functions available via jb that are missing from Apple's ios5, the weather widget being one of them. Sbsettings is another feature that so many of you that don't jb have no clue about. Don't know why Apple doesn't include such an awesome feature?
     
  19. doboy macrumors 68020

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    you can't just look outside to see if it's raining?:D
     
  20. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Couldn't you say that for everything in the notification center? Just open an app or browser?
     
  21. boltjames macrumors 601

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    Exactly. NC saves a ton of time. Can see all critical info with one click and a swipe. For me:

    Missed Calls
    Voicemails
    SMS
    Mail
    Facebook
    ESPN Scores
    Weather

    Besides discussion forums and games, Notification Center covers everything for me. About 90% of my daily iPhone needs are addressed on one easy screen. Takes lots of clicks and waiting for apps to launch, no more.

    BJ
     
  22. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    I didn't suggest it was the correct thinking. I just hypothesized.

    One could be cynical and suggest that since they opened the app store after they had stock and weather on the phone they now wanted a cut of the apps.

    If Facebook can have notifications...a weather app can I'd think. I'd bet people are working on an implementation now.
     

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