When IOS4 Beta for IPAD?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Loco69, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Loco69 macrumors newbie

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    I really like IOS4 over IOS3

    • Multitasking
    • IBOOS PDF SAVE
    • FOLDERS

    and few other features i wish i could have right now on my IPAD.
    anyone got idea when we will see beta's of this coming for the IPAD?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You won't see a beta. You'll see the public release sometime this fall.
     
  3. Loco69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so how dev's will able come with their apps on time?
    and how really apple can test it without the help of dev to make it bug free
     
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  5. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    I bet they do another iOS preview event in August or September.
     
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  7. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

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    What?! How about all the iOS4 for iPhone betas, starting all the way back in April? You call that a minor update?!
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    My point was that if you're not a developer, you won't see any betas.

    If you are a developer, you shouldn't have to ask.
     
  9. kultschar macrumors 6502a

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    I have no doubt the betas will be leaked as per usual!!!!
     
  10. Briview macrumors regular

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    This. It will probably be in the music keynote that's on September 8th.
     
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    Just register as a developer and you can download the beta now, I'm pretty sure. It may cost you $99, but I think you might be able to register for free as a Safari extension developer to get this little perk. One of my students, a smart-aleck 9th-grader, was showing off the 4.0 beta on his iPhone months ago.

    I'm tempted to try this myself but I use the iPad as a daily working tool and I don't want to screw things up.
     
  13. 2002cbr600f4i macrumors 6502

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    You can register to be part of the developer program for free, which will get you access to RELEASE builds of the SDK, but to get any of the Beta stuff, you have to have one of the $99/yr pay licenses (which is the same one that lets you deploy any code you write onto your own devices and submit apps to get put on the app store.)
     
  14. itsmyipad macrumors newbie

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    They say a 5th grader can do the spirit jailbreak
     
  15. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    I bet it's separate and held at Apple's campus geared toward developers. iOS 4 for iPad won't be exactly the same as the iPhone version. The multi-tasking view will need to be different, etc. Hopefully, Apple will use the extra few months to further distinguish the iPad from the iPhone at least in terms of UI.

    I would like to see Dashboard widgets added also. Jobs hinted they may be working on that and they recently pulled all widget-like apps from the App Store.
     
  16. itsmyipad macrumors newbie

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    I ain't no mathmagitiion however you spell it, but Steve+bill=$= the Ipad is either going to have a windows 7 type view, or complete windows integration.

    The world don't see what the Ipad represents ....This thing is a big remote for your central PC which can control everything in your home, lights,AC, TV, saving power&$. For a disabled person thing will return a sense of freedom.
     
  17. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

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    ^I highly doubt that. Stop trying to shoehorn your last-gen ideas into a next-gen device.
     
  18. heavensblade23 macrumors regular

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    What's so next-gen about it? It's just a tablet. Tablets have been done before, they just haven't been done well and cheaply. In six months there will be a ton of them on the market.
     
  19. Briview macrumors regular

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    You're right... that could happen too!
     
  20. 2002cbr600f4i macrumors 6502

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    We shall see...

    Prior attempts have all failed miserably because they've tried to shoehorn a full PC/notebook + full desktop OS with little to no UI changes to support the use case.

    What I see in a lot of the others coming out soon is much more of the same - USB ports, SD slots, cameras, full Windows 7, or at best Android (which after playing with a friend's Evo, I'm sorry just still isn't there in terms of UI and feels too much like you need to be a Linux geek hacker to enjoy.)

    I could be wrong, but one thing Apple has done VERY well over the last 10-20 years has been to really look at everything in the system and say "Do you REALLY need this? Can we get rid of it? How does somebody really USE this stuff?" much more so than the competition.
     
  21. itsmyipad macrumors newbie

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    I guess Steve n Bill was just talking about pu**y

    It's really not last Gen to think the way I do,...a tablet that is totally compatible with the users home PC (the central processor for homes everywhere) saving home owners mihundreds of thousands conserving power not to mention the multimedia capabilities it would have - you go over your friends house you start a movie on your iPad but your able to stream it to his PC which is plugged into his big 50 in LG with the SONY surround sound ... So now JR is on the phone he invites a few friends over etc
     
  22. wyneken macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure it's last gen either. This idea of a "central processor for homes everywhere" is older than that. I think Kate Wohlheim wrote a novel about this back in the 80s (the computer goes berserk, of course, and mayhem ensues). Kind of seems like some kind of smart thermostat would be an easier way to implement it.

    The other part sounds like the, um, vision Steve Ballmer has been articulating lately: everything is a PC, so everything should run Windows. And I suppose if this were 1996, the vision might seem plausible, if depressing. Now it just seems kind of stale. Not even retro, like the "central home processor" idea, which has a certain Forbidden Planet charm.

    The thought that the future lies with clunky Dell or Acer tablet PCs running an uninspired Microsoft OS ... this is more like those late, derivative cyberpunk novels in which the future is All Japanese, published a year or two after the Japanese economy spun into its deflationary cycle and the locus of technological innovation moved elsewhere. Windows is not dead but it is, you know, over.
     
  23. itsmyipad macrumors newbie

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    I'm not gonna argue
     
  24. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    What the iPad needs is a real file system, right now it sucks for anything besides browsing, media and iBooks. Why can't we have a global documents, pictures and downloads folder that can be accessed from the springboard? I should be able to download stuff from the iPad as well and of course implement printing as well.
     
  25. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

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    The iOS 4 beta for registered ($99/year) iPad Developers will most likely be out 3-4 weeks before general availability to the public.

    Right now, we only have "Fall 2010" as a timeframe. That might mean September, or maybe October/November...

    I expect that iOS 4.2 will come out in September around the time that the new iPod Touch's come out. I don't have inside info, but I expect a grand "reunification" of the forked iOS (the 3.2x path, and 4.x path) to happen at that time.
     

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