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. SweetPoison

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  2. Snafu169

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    I'm actually not whining about it, I just made my point and responded to others... called a discussion.. sorry some of you have been here longer and have beaten the subject to death, I am just adding my 2 cents.
     
  3. DaveSt

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    My biggest annoyance with the Ipad is the lack of a clock application. When traveling with the device, it would be nice to be able to set an alarm (to wake up for example). I don't really understand why Apple left this out. The iPhone and iPod Touch both have this feature and we are running the same OS. Because any real clock functionality is left out, you have to resort to purchasing an alarm clock app that needs to be left open to function.

    I guess in general I find it disappointing that many of the built in apps were not included with the iPad. There is no weather app, no stock app, no clock, no calculator. All of these are included with the other iOS devices. The iPad is a premium priced device. It seems like these things could have been included, but I guess Apple couldn't resist the extra cash they get from users having to buy those things that are already functioning components of the OS.
     
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    Can't view my spam folder in e-mail. Maybe it's a setting I missed, but I can't. I do like to read through it before I empty it just in case something important found it's way in there. So I have to log onto the computer for that.

    Lots of Youtube videos won't play on the iPad. The first video I attempted to view wouldn't play actually, and a lot in my favorites list won't.

    Not being able to lock the orientation anymore. I have some things that need to be viewed sideways but the screen just keeps scrolling from vertical to horizontal when I try, so I can't view it correctly. Maybe a new app would help but at the moment it's an annoyance.

    My entire ibooks library was wiped out when I updated. Luckily they were all free selections from the ibooks store.

    Having to convert videos. It's not a big deal, but not having to would be cool. In fact, having more file types across the board be supported would be cool.

    And some front facing stereo speakers would have been cool too. No big deal that it doesn't have them though.
     
  5. Superbike81

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    You can view the Spam folder for Gmail, dunno about other ones.
     
  6. slothead

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    Couldn't you implement this with the calender app somehow? I've not tried it, but I would think it is doable.
     
  7. DewWorm

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    Have you tried the "Night Stand" app? It works very well for me as an alarm clock, especially after the 4.21 update. Is there a place on this forum for requesting/suggesting apps to developers (I have to go pick up my grandson right now or I would have searched the site before writing that)?
     
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    I am one happy puppy

    I use the ipad heavily and it has virtually replaced my MacBook. I have been using. Ios4.2 since beta one and once the released version came out all the small problems i had vanished. I do not understand why every one is so upset with the hardware lock change as i rather like the software change. I hardly switch mine to vertical mode as it's in landscape 80% of the time
    The upgrade performs as advertised I understand some users are having issues with the camera connection kit but again it is not something i use.

    My iPad has same battery life as before connects to the wifi faster and overall is a big improvement over the previous os. The only new feature I have not used is printing but in saying that one of my clients advised he had excellent results.

    I stated in another post that some users have problems with syncing and back up still. I have researched this an experimented and found win 64 and vista on PC,s takes longer and sometime freezes during backing up. Funny enough xp And win7 32 ( both new laptops) worked ok however the XP was a factory restored pc laptop. In almost every case using mac osx 10.6.5 all went smoothly. We did have to sync twice on 3 ipads as for some reason the songs did not sync first time through. As I was running beta i actually did a full restore before reinstalling the released version of 4.2 The one computer that was amazing and real fast was a brand new Mac mini with a 3 month old iPad completed the whole process with out a hiccup and fast.
    One would hope Apple will improve iTunes soon as this seems to be the problem child particularly on a PC. My testing was completed on 8 computers with the assistance of clients and friends. Hope this is helps some users.
     
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    Lack of printing ability. I have Win 7, 64 bit and have tried all the helps I could find to print to my Brother printer, no love. Everything else is fine.
     
  10. Mr. Ected

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    There is a Flash-oriented browser for iPhone called Skyfire, and the makers claim that they or working on one for the iPad.

    They say it doesn't do games, but does regular flash-oriented web stuff.
     
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