1. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Sorry if this is common knowledge, but I'm far too lazy to read the bazillion threads about the iPad on Al Gore's internet.

    Is the iPad meant to sync with your desktop/laptop like an iPod or an iPhone or is it meant to be a whole separate computer? And if so, will the iPod and iPhone sync with it? Can you have all your paid apps on the iPad and your iPhone too? I haven't heard of this yet.
    01-30-2010 12:55 PM
  2. Tramain's Avatar
    Correct me if I'm wrong but, The iPad syncs to your computer like a iPhone and you can use the apps you already bought.
    01-30-2010 01:00 PM
  3. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Okay, thanks. I wonder if you can sync your iPhone to it too? I didn't know you were able to have two devices synced to your computer using the same iTunes account.
    01-30-2010 01:08 PM
  4. Microcosmos's Avatar
    Yes, you can have multiple devices synced, and no, you probably won't be able to sync your iPhone directly to your iPad.
    01-30-2010 03:19 PM
  5. hanguk9117's Avatar
    At this point all we know is that the ipad syncs to computers just like an iphone or itouch. But i truly do hope they make the ipad compatible with the iphone and introduce new synching features. This would definitely be a factor that would push iphone users to purchase an ipad.
    01-31-2010 08:42 PM
  6. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I'm really hoping that application data syncs between iPhone and iPad through iTunes. If I enter data on an app on my iPhone, I want to be able see that data when I open the app with my iPad. Over the air syncing would be ideal... maybe through MobileMe??
    01-31-2010 08:52 PM
  7. capoeira4u's Avatar
    I'm really hoping that application data syncs between iPhone and iPad through iTunes. If I enter data on an app on my iPhone, I want to be able see that data when I open the app with my iPad. Over the air syncing would be ideal... maybe through MobileMe??
    Having mentioned this in my other thread, I totally agree with your point. Right now I don't see how it would be practical to own both.
    02-05-2010 04:18 AM
  8. combatdoc's Avatar
    It syncs the same way iPods,iPhones, etc do.. Through the iTunes leash.. I have MobileMe and it kinda aggravates me that I can back up noted to MobileMe but not sync them. The iPad would be awesome to take notes in the gazillion meetings I have (even better with a stylus and ink capability) and have those notes sync over OTA via MobileMe to my laptop/iPhone for transcription later.
    02-05-2010 11:22 PM
  9. Justino#IM's Avatar
    It looks like apple wants to do away with cable syncing for itunes and apps. Lot's of rumors were buzzin around about that when they acquired LaLa.

    Don't be surprised if there is a big change in how you sync or how syncing is perceived over the next year or two.

    I am sure the ideal sync process for apple is for it not to be perceived at all!
    Just runs in the background. "Nothing to see here, move along"

    Another great feature to make illegal downloads look like too much hassle.
    02-10-2010 03:55 PM
  10. Jessi#IM's Avatar
    Hi, iPad uses iPhone OS. It syncs with computer just as iPhone, iPod does.
    03-02-2010 08:27 PM
  11. paul100's Avatar
    Yes, it will sync to your computer using iTunes as a hub just like the iPhone
    03-09-2010 07:09 AM
  12. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I'm really hoping that application data syncs between iPhone and iPad through iTunes. If I enter data on an app on my iPhone, I want to be able see that data when I open the app with my iPad. Over the air syncing would be ideal... maybe through MobileMe??
    Would be very cool .. Would really create a nice bridge between laptop and iPhone.
    03-12-2010 12:17 PM
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