will the ipad have a vibrate feature


MacDawg

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I can't imagine why it would need to vibrate
But, I can't say it is completely out of the realm of possibility either

OP, why do YOU want it to vibrate?
Just curious
 

Night Spring

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I can't imagine why it would need to vibrate
Push notifications and alarms. Games. Haptic key feedback. I even have an iPhone comic book that can be set to vibrate when there is a big "BANG!" in the story.
 

MacDawg

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It will be interesting to see, because of the hybrid nature of the iPad
My MBP doesn't vibrate on push notifications
But my iPhone does
Hmmmm

I am not sure I would want my iPad to vibrate
But I would assume it would be a setting if it does
 

dave1812dave

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Push notifications and alarms. Games. Haptic key feedback. I even have an iPhone comic book that can be set to vibrate when there is a big "BANG!" in the story.
since when has the iphone or touch had haptic feedback? I'll take Flash and multitasking over these products giving me the tingles.
 

aaquib

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It does have the silent switch on the side, so it's definitely possible. A lot of games use the vibration as feedback and it'd undoubtedly have its uses.
 

Night Spring

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So you're expecting to carry the iPad around your waist or something so you feel it?

I think most people will have the iPad on a table or docked most of the time and will hear notifications and alarms over the speaker.
Unfortunately, I'm not "most people," I have a severe hearing loss, so I don't hear most notifications and alarms through the tinny iPhone speakers. I don't know if the iPad's speakers are louder than the iPhones, but having a "vibrate to notify" option gives me more peace of mind, especially since if the vibrate can be set "loud" enough, I can feel it through a table or the floor. Hm, I should probably write Apple and suggest this as an accessibility feature. ;)
 

Surely

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Are there games that use vibration as an effect?
Yes there are. For example, Eliminate Pro: When you get shot, your iPhone vibrates to alert you that you're losing energy.

I think vibration would be a useful feature for the iPad.

If you were using it somewhere quiet and you needed to put the volume to mute, the vibration could alert you to a new email, for example.