CNETís iPad Atlas blog is feeling a smidgeon of iPhone 4 envy at the moment, especially as the iPhone 4 has iOS 4, which wonít be coming to the iPad until some time this fall. So to cheer themselves up, theyíve come up with 10 reasons why iOS 4 is really going to rock on the iPad. See how many of them you agree with:
- Split-screen multitasking - with the iPad screen being so much larger than that of the iPhone 4, you should be able to run apps such as Mail and Safari, for example, side by side.
- Being able to run iPhone 4 apps in full resolution - the current iPad iOS 3.2 is unable to cope with the iPhone 4ís enhanced resolution, but all that should be fixed come iOS 4.
- Running multiple iPhone apps at once - at present when running iPhone apps, iPad owners have just two choices: viewing the app in its original tiny size, or zooming in x2, with less than desirable results on that beautiful screen, if weíre being honest. CNET puts forward the idea that maybe iOS 4 could allow lots of old iPhone apps to run alongside each other.
- Better folder management - The iPadís larger screen was just made for bigger and better folders.
- FaceTime and a camera dock - CNET asks, how about a camera dock that enables the user to use video chat on the iPad?
- More multitouch controls - some MacBook style two and three-finger swipe controls would be just the start.
- Bring back the core apps! - Hands up if youíre missing the Clock, Weather, Calculator, Voice Memos, Compass and Stocks (well maybe not Stocks!)
- Pop-up widgets - CNET gets really creative and asks for certain applets to launch in pop-up windows.
- Centralized app management - universal settings so that you donít have to tinker with each app individually.
- Document clipboard - CNET wants documents made accessible via a central Spotlight-searchable database on the iPad, to be used for both sharing and reference.