Will ipad have itunes software?

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  1. nojokews6 macrumors regular

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    Not the store but the app so I can add and delete and change playlists?
     
  2. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    probably not it will most likey be just like any ipod or iphone
     
  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    I think you are wrong. Look at the iPod screenshot in the link posted above and you will see a plus sign in the bottom left- the same button and location as the desktop iTunes button that adds new playlists.

    Remember: the iPad is not just a big iPod or iPhone, despite what people say. You should expect the software to do more.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Jobs went through this so fast during the presentation, this hasn't gotten a lot of attention, but the "desktop-iPhone hybrid" iPod app is one of the things I'm looking forward to trying when I get my hands on an iPad. How much of the desktop features did they manage to put into the iPad iPod app? (say "iPad iPod app" three times fast :D)
     
  5. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't appear so... From what I've seen, it's similar functionality to the iPod music player. I agree it'd be great to have more of the functionality from iTunes "native to the iPad". Mostly, I'd like it to automatically update my podcasts, so I don't have to sync as much (my main reason for syncing is to update my podcasts more quickly). Plus, it'll just make the iPad more usable was a stand-alone device.

    I haven't seen a really detailed look at the music player software included on the iPad, or if it includes things like the ability to make playlists. I think this would be easy enough to add, and with the big screen, certainly practical. I hope they do it... if not at launch, then via an upgrade later. I don't see a downside in this, nor any major technical challenge to doing it.
     
  6. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. This and so much more was essentially glossed over. We'll know shortly for sure, but I believe pretty strongly that there is much we haven't yet seen that'll be on the iPad on Day 1 of shipping.

    A lot of the withholding probably has to do with not spilling the beans too soon on 3.2/4.0 and the next gen iPhone. That OS dev thing can't come soon enough :)
     
  7. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    fair enough. but we still can only guess to what itunes features it will have till it comes out.
     
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    i hope you can swipe to erase podcasts and videos like you can on the iphone. that's very useful, so you don't have to synch all the time to clear off stuff you've watched and won't use again.
     
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    Yes it will what? I don't see anything on that page that answers the OP's question.
     
  12. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    From the linked page:

    "iTunes
    A tap of the iTunes icon lets you browse and buy music, TV shows, and podcasts — or buy and rent movies — wirelessly, right from your iPad. Choose from thousands of movies and TV shows (in both standard and high definition), along with thousands of podcasts and millions of songs. Preview songs before you buy them. Or just sync iPad with the content you already have in your iTunes library on your Mac or PC."

    Looks like sources for content, not a player app like iTunes is on the PC or Mac. There is a seperate iPod icon on the dock strip. I'll bet that leads you to your Music/Photos/Videos/Books player apps.
     
  13. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    That's not what the OP asked.
     
  14. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    The iPhone/iPT/iPad all have separate iPod (player) and iTunes (store) apps. However in the iPad's case it looks like the iPod app is a lot like the desktop iTunes app, minus the store.
     
  15. Tomomcd macrumors newbie

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    Yes looks like there is an add playlist and genius button in the bottom left :D

    So many tidbits of info they glossed over in the keynote
     
  16. Astro8973 macrumors regular

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    looks like the ipod app is the itunes player while instead of having an tab for itunes store they just made a separate app for that.
     
  18. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    But can you delete music and videos and edit bad ID3 tags?
     

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