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  1. Hawkmech

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    I wonder if the new os will allow some sort of a time sync with a natl. time server to keep the ipad time exact, hope so? Mine drifts a little each day, 15 secs. A lot of people complaining about it on the forums.
     
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    The iPad ain't no Rolex when it comes to keeping time, that's for sure. The problem as I see it is that Apple apparently won't allow third party developers manipulate things that deep into the OS.
     
  3. Hawkmech

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    True, my $29 timex keeps way better time. Come on Apple, its a great device, let it grab the time every day from a time server and keep better time.
     
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    The iPad time is synced with the PC time every time you sync your iPad. (Say that 5 times in a row :) )
     
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    Please quote the source of this information.

    I just synced my iPad and the iPad clock and the PC clock to not change at exactly the same time which proves your statement false. Sorry!
     
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    Works for me, works for everyone here: My iPad's clock is wrong. Very wrong. - Mac Forums
     
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    "You see Norm, your iPad is far from a precision Swiss timepiece..."
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    Well all I can say is that syncing my iPad does not seem to affect the internal clock. I mean its not a big deal since it may lose a minute or so every couple of weeks, but syncing did not help... at all... one bit... not even a little.

    Oh, and I would be kind of careful when posting links to other iPad related forums. The rules state:
     
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    I'm not promoting anything! I'm providing you the link you asked for. Also how do you think the iPad time is set correctly when you first buy it? That should be enough proof that it syncs off the PC. Not sure why yours doesn't though.
     
  10. Hawkmech

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    I agree I have syncd mine in the past and the times were different. When you set the ipad clock the seconds dont reset to 0 either. Whole clock function just doesnt seem well done. Why not let the pad update itself over the internet once a day, seems so easy, even a cheap netbook can do that?
    Its not a huge deal just an annoyance on an other wise great device.
     
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