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Phone call from Ipad2

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  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,680 points)
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    Jun 3, 2011 2:47 PM (in response to nitpasfromsingapore)

    Obviously, it physically can (just like my stereo could) but for many, many obvious and valid reasons (hardware, software, cost, market, logistics, etc) it doesn't.

     

    Bottom line is you don't know what you don't know... it's not as "easy" as you think.  Even if it were, you seem to be the only one that wants it.

     

    End of story.  Good day.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Jun 3, 2011 2:56 PM (in response to nitpasfromsingapore)

    All anyone can say is that Apple did not see fit to include such functionality in the iPad. If you expected the iPad to be able to make standard phone calls, you were operating under an incorrect and unwarranted assumption. There are many features that Apple could have included in the iPad but did not. You can suggest phone capabilities, or any other feature you would like to see included in a future model of iPad, to Apple via the feedback link posted below.

     

    Further argument is a waste of everyone's time, yours included.

     

    Regards.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,165 points)
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    Jun 3, 2011 3:05 PM (in response to nitpasfromsingapore)

    How come none of the other similar type devices released since the iPad was released include cell phone capability - not one?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Jun 3, 2011 7:53 PM (in response to nitpasfromsingapore)

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab doesn't make cellular phone calls, either, at leaf not as provided by Samsung. Like the iPad, it can use various VOIP. Apps such as Skye to make calls.

  • DaCheeze Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 10, 2011 11:30 AM (in response to paulcb)

    I vehemently disagree.. as an IPhone user I feel I would get added functionality if I could place

    calls using an Ipad.  This would truly benefit travellers and corporate types who want to have

    an integrated experience for all their needs in one thin book-sized unit. 

     

    Think about it... pair your headset with your Ipad, and be able to collaborate in real-time while

    working on documents, etc. This is futuristic stuff that Apple could have included in the

    IPad, but didn't... most likely the Ipad chipset does possess the functionality but they

    clipped it in software, or pared it down to data-only. 

     

    To say nitpasfromsingapore is the only one who wants it is simply incorrect.  I wished

    Apple would include the feature.  With the Ipad 2, still no go.  Why do I have to rely

    on Skype ?  The fact Skype exists for Ipads and Ipods for the purpose of Voip calling

    means that enough demand is there that perhaps they should have included native

    phone capability (apart from data) in the product. 

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,680 points)
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    Jun 10, 2011 11:42 AM (in response to DaCheeze)

    Think about it... pair your headset with your Ipad, and be able to collaborate in real-time while

    working on documents, etc.

    You can currently do this with Skype, Oovoo and Facetime.

     

    To say nitpasfromsingapore is the only one who wants it is simply incorrect.  I wished

    Apple would include the feature.

     

    You're right, there are now two people who want this feature.

  • Bakon Calculating status...
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    Jun 10, 2011 11:58 AM (in response to nitpasfromsingapore)

    Ipad shouldnt be expected to be able make phone calls because simply Apple will never make them able to.

     

    I totally agree with Apple. This way all their products are distinct. An ipad is an iPAD, we use it as a book, a note, a magazine, a gamestation. An Iphone is an iPHONE.

     

    Moreover, we are lucky that Apple enables Facetime on Ipad which is very powerful, we can even use a range of communication softwares such as Skype .. etc.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,870 points)
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    Jun 10, 2011 12:01 PM (in response to DaCheeze)
  • DaCheeze Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 10, 2011 12:11 PM (in response to paulcb)

    "You're right, there are now two people who want this feature."

     

     

    WOW.. the wittiness from Texas is flowing like oil today ! Just.. wow..

     

    And to the rest of you... "Think Different"

  • dr.srj Calculating status...
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    Jul 8, 2011 8:11 AM (in response to paulcb)

    I disagree. Many folks thought that IP2 or an next version would include phone services. It makes perfect sense from a user stand point to consolidate. I simple phone jack would make this so possible.

     

    I am sure Apple has economic  reasons why not - but someone else probably will. If the features were good - I'd but it.

     

    Now if only room light and temperature would charge the battery....

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