Wow. November is a LONG wait for iOS 4 on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Razeus, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
  2. dazcox5181 macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2005
    Essex, UK
    Wow. This sucks, would have thought september at best
  3. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    I just did too. By "fall", I was thinking sept. :/
  4. rworne macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2002
    Usually when a company says "Spring" or "Fall", check the calendar to see when is the last day of said seaon. This is the release day.
  5. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Sold my iPad today so for now it's just iPhone 4. November is far away though. I'm confident I'll just wait for next revision.
  6. dulaney22 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    If it's nothing more than the iOS4 for iphone, I don't see what it will really add? Folders? Multitasking? It's not true multitasking so who care?
  7. ijen0311 macrumors 65816


    Jul 4, 2009
    Disappointing. Signs would suggest that's half way to iPad v2.
  8. klrobinson999 macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2008
    If it's that late, then it's v.2 for the Christmas season, and iOS4 updates for the current model.
  9. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2008
    iAd is different the iOS4.

    Warning, speculation follows...

    I suspect Apple will early launch iOS4 on the iPad which will essentially be an early "hack" to get feature parity. This still means the codebases of iPhone and iPad will be separate, but will be much more feature equal.

    My guess is that iAd is being released in November-ish because this is when Apple expects the unified codebase for the two platforms to be complete.
  10. kkat69 macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    I'm putting my money on Sept since that's typically a month that Apple does it's most fall announcements (looking at update history). Nov was just for iAd. Yes it's built in but that doesn't mean iOS4 goes with the same timeline. They might just disable iAd or something or just choose not to allow the ads.

    Gamecenter is built into iOS4 and it's still not available yet.

    Just something to think about before everyone goes off on a tangent.
  11. Razeus thread starter macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    where I get lost is WHY it's taking so long. It's basically the same hardware to run the OS. They better have something wicked planned. Right now the lack of innovative and cool apps on the iPad is too great. I feel that all the dev's are waiting for iOS 4 to come to the iPad so they have to redo all their apps in 3 months.
  12. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    November was unexpected. More proof Apple is incapable of focusing on more than one major product at one time. New iPad apps seemed to have stalled out, and most of the ones that are out now are just iPhone apps with better graphics.

    I’m actually surprised they haven’t shipped 3.2.1. It has to be close since the Safari they showed at WWDC on the iPad didn’t have to reload every page like it does currently (see Safari and Web State of the Union video).
  13. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2007
    Yeah, I enjoy my iPad, but I'm really disappointed with the app selection so far. I know it's only been three months, but it seems like very little has been released since April aside from ports of iPhone apps.

    On the other hand, I don't exactly know what I'm expecting that isn't already out. I love the painting apps, and the news readers are all quite good. Some strong game titles as well like Broken Sword and soon to be released Samurai. But, sometimes I wish instead of buying my iMac in January and the iPad in April, I had just put down $2000 on a maxed out 13 or 15 inch MacBook pro or MacBook air. Since I knew a tablet was coming, the iMac/tablet combo was planned from the start. I suppose the grass is always greener and all, so I try to be happy with what I have.
  14. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2008
    Like I said above, feature (i.e. API) parity will come sooner.

    The issue is unifying the API's between the platforms and rectifying the significant UI differences between the two platforms.

    I would expect to see dev previews of these coming soon to the iPad with a soon release.

    My guess full unison will come with iOS 4.3.
  15. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    Would not shock me, given that the iPad 3G was to ship by 'the end of April' arrived the last day of April.Apple loves cutting it close. If anything, I think 'November' is a little early and fully expect it the day before the Winter Solstice in December.
  16. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    I care. Now I can use other applications while ooTunes play in the background. I can organize apps in folders, reducing over 15's screens worth of apps into four. I can leave YouTube and DailyMotion, and come back to where I left the video right away. Many apps load faster because of state saving.

    I care, and I don't care that you don't.
  17. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009

    I care too. It does matter to a LOT of people.
  18. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2008
    Full integration wil definitely be end of year. It is a big task.

    However, I still hold that we will see features like multitasking and others come to the iPad soon.

    Apple are not idiots, but I agree they do like to cut it close.
  19. blackNBUK macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2010
    November would be disappointing for an iOS 4 release however I wouldn't call this confirmed information yet; there's too many if's and but's in the story. The best indication will be when they start releasing beta versions to developers. If we don't see any in the next couple of months then early autumn release would be unlikely.
  20. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    While I generally love Apple products, they follow the often repeated pattern where the bigger the company becomes, the less nimble they become and the more issues they encounter with their products. It will be interesting to see how this plays out with Jobs reputation for being a perfectionist.
  21. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Just curious, everyone has always said September, September but didn't Apple say fall and never September?:confused: Fall doesn't even start to near the end (23ed) of September.
  22. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    What are you talking about? The ipad, iPhone 4 and iOS 4 were all under development at the same time. I'm sure there were a lot of other things being worked on as well. Where do people pull this stuff out of? :rolleyes:
  23. fletch33 macrumors regular


    Dec 11, 2008
    Under a Rug
    with the jailbreak and amazing cydia apps i could care less about OS 4 at this point. i already have true multi-tasking so i can listen to pandora and look at pictures etc.... and with categories i have better than folders so im all set.

    with all the hours i have into getting my ipad to look like i want and do all the tasks i need i will be hesitant to upgrade unless there is more to it then i have read so far.
  24. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    Thats some real sucker ****
    iPad 2 would be out a few months after that.

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