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Japester
28th January 2010, 03:45 PM
Today's announcement just scratched the surface. Here are some unanswered questions that I've identified. Feel free to add to the pile.


Does it work with Exchange? (Presumably)
Is there a unified mail inbox for multiple accounts?
Is there a Cover Flow view in the iTunes app?
How do I get my iWork documents in and out?
What MobileMe integration is included?
Can I download files using Safari, and if so, how do I get them to my computer?
Do ebooks appear in iTunes on the syncing computer?
Can I add my own ebooks through iTunes on the syncing computer, similar to importing CDs and MP3 files?
What would I see if I connected to a monitor or TV? iPods only output the video or the photos. I'm hoping to see the whole interface so that I can demonstrate anything on the device.
The lock screen has a button in the lower right. What is this? Log in as another user?
Can you use Bluetooth keyboards other than Apple's? They specifically mention Apple's. And which models exactly?
It can play HD video, so that implies compatibility with iTunes LP. How does this 16:9 content appear on a 4:3 screen? Reformatting? New versions required?
Where are the magazines?


That will do. Have at it.

zillatron
28th January 2010, 03:58 PM
How do I get my iWork documents in and out?

I think Gruber answered this one...link (http://twitter.com/gruber/status/8304158569)



The lock screen has a button in the lower right. What is this? Log in as another user?


I believe that starts the photo slideshow mode for when you aren't using it...or it was docked and on a bookshelf/bench etc.

I'd like to know if the WiFi only model can tether with iPhone via bluetooth...?

Dan

feeze
28th January 2010, 04:10 PM
Differences in the iPad SDK to the iPhone SDK.

kevinnugent
28th January 2010, 04:12 PM
WTF is a "MicroSIM" card? Evidently they are a special sized SIM that are different to the standard? This may crap on my "pull the SIM from my mobile broadband stick and use that" plan. :(

gehenna
28th January 2010, 04:17 PM
WTF is a "MicroSIM" card?

Check here (http://www.mactalk.com.au/2010/01/28/australian-ipad-faq/)

tcn33
28th January 2010, 04:20 PM
Today's announcement just scratched the surface. Here are some unanswered questions that I've identified. Feel free to add to the pile.


Is there a unified mail inbox for multiple accounts?


That will do. Have at it.
The "Mailboxes" button in every shot of the Mail inbox suggests no (dammit). Hope I'm wrong.

Mine is, can you tether a non-3G iPad via Bluetooth to an iPhone?

Japester
28th January 2010, 04:31 PM
I think Gruber answered this one...link (http://twitter.com/gruber/status/8304158569)

That's great!

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SRG
28th January 2010, 04:32 PM
11 Where are the Magazines.

Also dissappointed in that one, though the new Zinio Application on the iPhone may hold part of the answer there. Zinio mags are great on the laptop and should be even better on this.

maclab
28th January 2010, 04:34 PM
Great questions!

Apple really needs to come up with a dropbox style solution now

matthew858
28th January 2010, 04:48 PM
10. The lock screen has a button in the lower right. What is this? Log in as another user?

From my magical iPad Simulator (with MacTalk in the background ;) ):

http://grab.by/grabs/9060b9b61c8d8afa6ef1c248488a8200.png

The button currently does nothing, possibly cycles your wallpaper?

titan44
28th January 2010, 04:59 PM
Today's announcement just scratched the surface. Here are some unanswered questions that I've identified. Feel free to add to the pile.


Does it work with Exchange? (Presumably)



Not according to this article

Apple's iPad has pitfalls for enterprise | Mac IT | Macworld (http://www.macworld.com/article/145977/2010/01/ipad_enterprise.html)

Joey1983
28th January 2010, 05:17 PM
The button currently does nothing, possibly cycles your wallpaper?

Photo slideshow maybe?

krasivy
28th January 2010, 06:29 PM
Not according to this article

Apple's iPad has pitfalls for enterprise | Mac IT | Macworld (http://www.macworld.com/article/145977/2010/01/ipad_enterprise.html)

Maybe this is true - but I find it very hard to believe this idea, given how the iPhone itself offers Exchange support. Doing so would be a step backward, and it makes absolutely no sense for Apple to cripple this feature.



The "Mailboxes" button in every shot of the Mail inbox suggests no (dammit). Hope I'm wrong.

Mine is, can you tether a non-3G iPad via Bluetooth to an iPhone?

As for tethering the iPad WiFi-only model with an iPhone with 3G, that was the very first question that came to mind upon knowing about it's 802.11n capability earlier on in the keynote. I personally wouldn't mind carrying both an iPad and my 3G[S] with me.

If tethering isn't possible, then I'd have to shell out for another phone service just for data usage. Not the best for the user, great for the operator (thanks to added revenue from adding another user to the pool).



Today's announcement just scratched the surface. Here are some unanswered questions that I've identified. Feel free to add to the pile.


It can play HD video, so that implies compatibility with iTunes LP. How does this 16:9 content appear on a 4:3 screen? Reformatting? New versions required?



I believe this was demonstrated when "Star Trek" was being played back on the iPad. It can be played in a 16:9 mode, or full-screen.

But content-wise, I'm not sure whether Apple is gonna have some customised for playback on the iPad itself...

ZacDavies
28th January 2010, 06:47 PM
Does it wobble when you lay it flat and touch it?

jack112006
28th January 2010, 06:52 PM
Does it wobble when you lay it flat and touch it?

From what I can see from the pictures, I doesn't look it. It has a rather flat back.

Japester
28th January 2010, 07:02 PM
...I believe this was demonstrated when "Star Trek" was being played back on the iPad. It can be played in a 16:9 mode, or full-screen.

But content-wise, I'm not sure whether Apple is gonna have some customised for playback on the iPad itself...

My point is that iTunes LPs are 1280 x 720 pixels. You can zoom a movie but I can't see zooming an iTunes LP.

ZacDavies
28th January 2010, 08:04 PM
Heres an interesting one..

..will it get push notifications?

ZacDavies
28th January 2010, 08:12 PM
From my magical iPad Simulator (with MacTalk in the background ;) ):

http://grab.by/grabs/9060b9b61c8d8afa6ef1c248488a8200.png

The button currently does nothing, possibly cycles your wallpaper?

check it out..

http://www.ilounge.com/assets/images/reviews_apple/ipadfl/accessories/10.jpg

its on the keyboard dock too

Review: Apple iPad Keyboard Dock | iLounge (http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/apple-ipad-keyboard-dock/)

krasivy
28th January 2010, 09:03 PM
its on the keyboard dock too




I wonder if it'll be made to work with the iPhone too (upon a software upgrade, of course!)

That would make replying SMSes slightly easier if I'm at my desk... just switch keyboards, and *boom!* :)

mac_man_luke
28th January 2010, 09:03 PM
watch the keynote, steve says it turns on slideshow for photo frame type effect

Brentnal
28th January 2010, 10:55 PM
Does anyone really care about iTunes LP? I mean honestly....

dolbinau
29th January 2010, 06:40 AM
For those with the simulator..

Is the Safari browser like the iPhone one? I mean in specific terms of tabbed browsing?

Ecto1
29th January 2010, 06:58 AM
Does anyone really care about iTunes LP? I mean honestly....

I've only get one album with iTunes LP and that's Muse. I have hardly seen any new albums with it which makes me think it was all for the table and new it's here we will see more of them.

Quasar
29th January 2010, 07:07 AM
Does anyone really care about iTunes LP? I mean honestly....

I would if they had used Apple Lossless.

glitch
29th January 2010, 07:21 AM
Is the AGPS real GPS or is it just the faux GPS using the phone towers?

The reason I ask is that the phone tower location is very inaccurate and useless as a GPS and I was unclear after the presentation just what capability the iPad had.

Ecto1
29th January 2010, 07:37 AM
Is the AGPS real GPS or is it just the faux GPS using the phone towers?

The reason I ask is that the phone tower location is very inaccurate and useless as a GPS and I was unclear after the presentation just what capability the iPad had.

It uses the phone towers to triangulate your positions.

glitch
29th January 2010, 07:54 AM
It uses the phone towers to triangulate your positions.

Thats what I suspected, another Fail for it. I guess its just another of the things they will add in later revisions to encourage users to upgrade on a regular cycle.

I would have thought that now we have become used to accurate mapping, positioning and tracking on the iPhone it was a big mistake to exclude it from the iPad. :sad:

tcn33
29th January 2010, 08:08 AM
The 3G version of the iPad has exactly the same AGPS capability as the iPhone.

Assisted GPS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisted_GPS)

glitch
29th January 2010, 08:19 AM
The 3G version of the iPad has exactly the same AGPS capability as the iPhone.

Assisted GPS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisted_GPS)

There seems to be conflicting info about this, a lot of sites are saying its just triangulation faux GPS and others confirm your view that its full AGPS as in the iPhone.

Hopefully there is somewhere on Apple's site that confirms one way or the other.

tcn33
29th January 2010, 08:28 AM
Apple - iPad - Technical specifications and accessories for iPad. (http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/)

peterjcat
29th January 2010, 08:50 AM
There seems to be conflicting info about this, a lot of sites are saying its just triangulation faux GPS and others confirm your view that its full AGPS as in the iPhone.

Hopefully there is somewhere on Apple's site that confirms one way or the other.

The specs say AGPS. Why would that be any different from the AGPS that's on the iPhone?

glitch
29th January 2010, 09:14 AM
Apple - iPad - Technical specifications and accessories for iPad. (http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/)

goodo, looks like the sites quoting the lack of real GPS are misinformed or mischievous.