Biggest annoyance with the iPad?

Discussion in 'Apple iPad Polls' started by jasonbrinks, Nov 27, 2010.

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What are your biggest annoyances with the iPad? (4.2.1)

  1. The whole hardware orientation lock toggle thing

    5.6%
  2. The iPad has a mic, but no built in voice recording app (the iPhone comes with one)

    1.7%
  3. The iPad can get rather heavy for one handed reading

    7.8%
  4. No flash support

    58.4%
  5. Other (Mention in post)

    15.5%
  6. Non that concerns me

    11.0%
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  1. wrecklass

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    No you cannot. Can you see an iPhone or iPod touch or Android as a Windows Share? Ok, you can make an Android phone appear with an App, but most non PC devices don't do file sharing.
     
  2. speedlever

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    Good question. I don't have any of those. I take it back, the kids have a couple of iTouches.. but I never thought to look for them in the network. So it's all a file sharing issue?
     
  3. outbackyak

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    The tiny amount of power available through the Camera Connection Kit - I can't power several devices I use regularly without a powered USB hub - something of which there is a conspicuous absence most places I use my iPad.

    The iPad is supposed to be a "do stuff wherever you want" device. Without a decent power output it severely limits its usability unless I'm tied to my computer - which kind of defeats the purpose of having an iPad in the first place.

    Oh- and the new OS has been out a while - shouldn't they have updated the user manual?
     
  4. Tinman

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    I don't get how not showing as a network share is an annoyance. You can easily get it to it on the network with any one of dozens of apps... and from app store not just jailbreak.

    But I for one think it would be a disaster to have the iPhone or iPad broadcast itself on a local network by default. How many people would be b1tching that they are exposed while at say Starbucks. You would have to have the same network security as in OSX or full blown Windows. Most people don't understand that on their laptop or desktop computers.... I can't see them suddenly getting it on an iOS device.

    Leave it OFF the network. It's quite easy to get to the file system you are allowed to with iOS apps... and if you want more you can jailbreak and OpenSSH. If you are savvy enough to fully understand networks and network security you should be savvy enough to handle a jailbreak and SSH.



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  5. speedlever

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    I'll have to check into the available apps for this. But for now, there is no untethered JB for 4.2.1.
     
  6. Tinman

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    Huh? I am running untethered jailbreak on my iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 for the last two weeks... and was on my iPad until I updated to 4.3 b1.

    There is a way to jb 4.3 on iPhone but it is embryonic and not quite stable enough for my tastes. But the 4.2.1 untethered jb is working fine now.




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  7. bigchicken

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    Having to use iTunes to sync. Even when I use some alternative program to bypass iTunes I inevitably have to go back to the trough to update the iOS. At which point I have to wait through a painful (unavoidable) backup process that scrambles the apps and media I have between the iPhone and iPad. Why can't Apple just have a simple file manager with an optional backup button instead of having to control everything and forcing you to do things in a highly specific and flawed way? </rant>
     
  8. speedlever

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    Either my info is out of date or you're talking about the Mac. Is there an untethered 4.2.1 JB for Windows?

    See this thread for more info.
     
  9. Tinman

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    You didn't say there is no untethered jb for windows. You simply said that "there is no untethered JB for 4.2.1."

    So of course that was incorrect... as it is indeed possible and I am in fact running untethered 4.2.1 right now. Yes I used my Mac--though I usually use Windows more--but it's not like Macs are uncommon for Apple iOS devices. :)

    If anything the biggest hurdle is needing saved 4.2b3 SHSH blobs. That is a deal killer no matter what platform you are using. :(



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  10. Rick-WW3DE

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    My biggest annoyance Part II

    I'd have to say my biggest annoyance NOW is that my seven-month-old iPad has simply died. It had a nearly full charge on it last evening, and now it will do absolutely nothing, and the PC does not even recognize that it's connected when I plug it in to a USB port. Any suggestions before I ship it back to Apple? I'm severely disappointed.
     
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