Will iOS4 for iPad bring us any unique features?
What unique features do you want to see in iOS4 for iPad?
I'm not sure why the iPad update to iOS4 will take so long (Fall'10) but my hopes is that we'll get more than just another dose of "Like the iPhone version but bigger".
Some things I'd like to see in addition to current iOS4:
- Expose Style Multitasking
- Splitscreen iPad Apps (Two at once, or maybe even Tabs)
- Multiple iPhone Apps (You could fit 3 or 4 on screen, kinda like widgets)
- External Cam support (Maybe with Camera Kit and Webcam)
- Podcast Subscriptions Sync (So I don't need to do daily iTunes sync)
- iMovie (This is a no-brainer. Transfer 3GS/4 Vid to iPad and edit big screen)
- iPhoto/Aperture (Also a missing app. Easily Tag faces/places on the couch)
So what else is on everyones wishlist?
- 06-30-2010, 12:51 AM #2
- 06-30-2010, 01:50 AM #3
- 07-04-2010, 01:14 AM #4
- 07-04-2010, 02:13 AM #5
- 07-04-2010, 02:41 AM #6
Me and my friend were actually having this conversationg today... I was saying most of Ilife should be ported to the iPad... IMovie just makes sense and GarageBand would be awesome too. As much as i want new features though i don't expect apple to do anything, iPad news seems to have slown down a lot lately but I still want to see how they do app switching since there is a lot more screen area to work with.. And a landscape mode. (ios 4 for iPhone only does app switching in portrait)
- 07-04-2010, 07:57 AM #7
As good as the web browser is, switching between different open pages seems like too many steps. So adding a tab bar that disappears like the bookmark bar seems more intuitive/efficient.
And considering the power of the iPad compared to the 3G then running multiple iPhone apps as widgets would make those non-native apps feel less like they're just an afterthought. I can split screen between the iPhone versions of Words with Friends, Facebook and MLB to monitor them all at once.
With such a long wait for iOS4 for iPad then I'll be really disappointed if it's just the same iPhone version but bigger.
- 07-05-2010, 02:21 PM #9
I love the OP's list but knowing Apple I don't think alot would make it over. I do think iMovie will be because it doesn't require a camera to be used. My wishlist is to have the browser switch by swiping left and right instead of the multipage view. I'd also like the browser to go back to the original page when you choose "Open in a new window" or leave it at the multi page view. I hate when I open 4 or 5 links and each time I have to go back to the original page.
- 07-05-2010, 10:04 PM #10
- 07-06-2010, 08:11 PM #11
- 07-06-2010, 08:19 PM #12
- 07-06-2010, 08:48 PM #13
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- 07-07-2010, 08:09 AM #15
- 07-08-2010, 06:32 PM #16iPhone Newbie
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Given Apple's lack of attention in any way to the iPad at the last event, it's sure to have more features. Given the similarities in the OS (comparing iPad OS to iPhone 3.x, and ignoring native apps such as iCal and Notes), and furthermore the similarities in hardware (A4 chip), making iOS4 iPad compatible would take apple no time at all. As far as i can see, the only difference in the OS is the bigger screen it has to process. Aside from this, the iPad requirements are, in general, perhaps less due to the lack of phone, text, and camera!
There are bound to be enhanced features which don't exist on the iPhone. Or at least, a slightly different approach to the new iPhone OS features - perhaps a different way of handling multitasking, maybe some form of enhanced folders, more in line with stacks on Mac OSX?
- 07-14-2010, 03:31 PM #17
Not to cause any friction or spread any bad rumors but I read somewhere recently that Apple may charge for the iOS4 upgrade!!?? I will try and find the article and post a link but has anyone else heard this or come across any articles like this??? I surely would like to know the truth on this one. Let me try and dig up where I read this.....
Read this from Magbooks Independant Guide to the iPad. They also stated that iPod users have to pay for an upgrade??? Is this true also?? I was not aware iPod software upgrades cost??? How very strange....
Last edited by Vic_C; 07-14-2010 at 03:39 PM.
- 07-16-2010, 02:44 PM #18
- 07-20-2010, 06:41 AM #19
I doubt they would charge for the iOS 4 upgrade since it was free for 3G which is years older than the iPad.
What I was wondering today will the 3G bars on the iPad change because of the new algorithms in iOS 4.0.1?? I've hardly ever had a drop in 3G bars on my iPad even though whatever I'm searching, posting, etc. takes forever. So will we now get bars dropping where it didn't before?
- 07-20-2010, 09:44 AM #20
Yeah I am pretty sure the new bars will end up on the iPad 3G... I have ios4 on my 3GS and noticed it's a lot more accurate in saying what service coverage you actually have. It used to read almost always 5 bars on my phone even if service was slowing down or barely working, now in those areas it will reflect 1-3 bars.
- 08-01-2010, 04:13 PM #21
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- 08-08-2010, 07:21 PM #23
Some international features
I would like the system know that when it asks for a postal code (Canada and England) as opposed to a zip code, to automatically go to caps lock and switch from alpha to numeric as the code does.
This would apply to all other data as well; be aware of the data that needs to be input.
- 08-11-2010, 10:16 PM #24
- 08-18-2010, 11:57 AM #25