All iPads Why still no vibrate on iPad?

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  1. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Just seems a bit bizarre that the ipad still doesn't have vibrate. Probably a good reason behind it. Anyone have any idea/views why?
     
  2. bearda macrumors 6502

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    It's not that strange; I can't think of any tablet with a vibration motor. At some point the device is big and heavy enough that you aren't going to feel the weight inside. It works on a phone since it's relatively small, but the vibration motor required for an iPad would be quite large.

    I'm not sure it's something that would see a lot of use, anyway. I like vibrating alerts when my phone is in my pocket and I can feel it. I can't say I have an iPad in my pocket terribly often.
     
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    i don't think tablets need to vibrate. and plus they would have to find space to add the vibration equipment.
     
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Probably the same reason Macbook Airs and Pros don't have vibration motors.
     
  6. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    you don't really have an iPad close enough to you for vibration to be effective, though its use in games would be interesting.
     
  7. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    You don't hold laptops.

    Vibration in videogame controllers give sensual feedback.

    I think it would add immersion in iPads, esp. the mini.
     
  8. coops macrumors regular

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    Are you referring to "haptic feedback" for the keyboard?

    Or are you hoping to design a companion app to the oral sex app?

    :confused:
     
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  10. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Sensual as in physical senses.

    Haptic is also a good word.

    Also, grow up.
     
  11. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    Because it doesn't make any sense.

    If Ipad is ideal gaming device at 5 inch screen then maybe but i think its the same reason u dont have vibrate on the ipod touch.
     
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    I can't really come up with a reason on why I'd want my iPad to vibrate. Its not a phone that I carry in my pocket. Different uses mean different configurations imo
     
  13. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I don't really hold my iPad for very long either. It ends up on a stand or otherwise proper up, and having an iPad dance around because it's vibrating doesn't really help much.


    Videogame controller attachments could easily include the vibrate motor if that's really what's called for. Otherwise, I would guess Apple has seen little point in adding to the weight and thickness of an iPad Air or mini for something a limited segment will use.

    Somehow I think people buying iPad minis aren't exactly going for "immersion" as a priority. If that's what such a user wants, they should probably start with a bigger tablet.
     
  14. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    The primary role of vibrate is to signal phone calls, which pads don't receive.
     
  15. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

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    It would require a very powerful buzzer and would be next to useless.
     
  16. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    people who play games on tablets usually hold them with both hands. haptic feedback would work just the Wii U which is basically a gaming tablet.
     
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  18. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Of course they do! Pull out an old MacBook and the fans, coupled with the HDD, work better than any vibration motor I know of :p
     
  19. cynics macrumors G3

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    Why still no vibrate on ipad?

    I've own Android tablets with vibrate. It's nice when gaming I also liked it for notification while laying in bed using it. Especially when watching a movie or something. Plus haptic feedback is nice for some but I had that turned off.

    I was surprised of the hardware the iPad lacks vs the competitions tablets when they first came out.
     
  20. Eallan macrumors 6502

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    Ftfy
     
  21. Badrottie Suspended

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    iPad should add vibration system because we deaf people always depend on it. Normal people can hear sounds from iPad but we can't hear it at all. That is not fair. :apple:
     
  22. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Hmm... I wonder if Apple could put in options to allow external accessories to give feedback. That way you could plug a device through the headphone jack that sits behind the iPad.

    Could be a case even.
     
  23. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I've never been a big fan of haptic on my Android devices. I usually turn them off.
     
  24. Badrottie Suspended

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    I don't know. I could google and see what they have for iPad. :apple:
     
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