Numeric input like dates with a wheel?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by hzd, Aug 27, 2012.

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    Just got this iPad3. Nice device.

    However... When inputting dates and time, is it really necessary to use a wheel to dial in the numbers?
    I would prefer a normal numpad. I've tried searching on the net and here, but seems like I'm the only one that doesn't like this feature or I'm the only one, that can't figure out how to get rid of it.

    Any thoughts?

    Thx
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    I believe what you're running into is that the iPad from the ground-up was intended to be touch-screen driven rather than keyboard driven.
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    Hi davex44

    Yeah probably, but wouldn't it be possible, to have a numpad layout on the touchscreen, just like the qwerty keyb layout?
    That is what I would like.
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    I like the "wheel to dial" input. Just saw on Android 4 that they are also using dials now, before that it was + and - on top and bottom to change numbers of date and time.

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