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  • serendippity Level 1 Level 1

    I bought this product to simplify my life and streamline the amount of electronics I use on a daily basis. Thanks for the sarcasm, and utter failure to acknowledge people's frustration.

  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Your frustration I can understand. Your thinking that somehow it is Apple's issue that you couldn't find a clock App from the hundreds available in the App Store is baffling.

  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7

    This is you being funny, right?

  • serendippity Level 1 Level 1

    I bought an app, and it did not work. How many am I supposed to buy before I have tried hard enough? If something doesn't work, it shouldn't be the top rated app in its category. The negative reviews were buried, and my posts trying to alert others did not appear in the most recent comments. I just want something that works, that has been verified to do so by Apple, especially with a function so time sensitive ... as time.

  • serendippity Level 1 Level 1

    Am I supposed to reply to this? Does it make you feel vindicted? The thread is open, I agree with poster, and will not stop because fanboys believe Apple has no responsibilty to its customers to provide basic features that work correctly. I appreciate the feedback link. That is the most useful link that has been provided. Your disbelief that people have this issue is hard to understand since it is a topic with over 7,000 views.

  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7

    What seems DUMB to me is someone who buys a tablet, a quite expensive one at somewhere between $500 and $800 or so, then turns around and uses it as an alarm clock.

     

    An alarm clock to get her kids up for school.

     

    The only alarm clock she will depend on to get this done.

     

    And does this, depends on her chosen app, no doubt selected based on nothing more than the FREE button, without even bothering to test it out to see whether or not it will work for her.

     

    That Forrest Gump quote about "Stupid is as stupid does..." comes to mind.

     

    Then to turn around and make snarky comments about 'fanboys'? Priceless!

  • serendippity Level 1 Level 1

    I paid for the app, BUBBA. Why would I not want to use the tablet at night while it's plugged in charging, taking up real estate on my night stand?

  • ToddBradley Level 1 Level 1

    Just so you don't think you're the only one, here's my story.  After having used an iPhone for years, I finally took the plunge and bought the iPad 3.  I was just in kitchen and needed to set a timer for 4 minutes (making coffee, though it doesn't matter).  I looked briefly for my iPhone and realized it's in the other room.  But my iPad was there.  I assumed that the iPad has all the same stuff as the iPhone, just bigger.  So I hunt around for the Clock app, which I know is easy to use as a kitchen timer.  No such luck.  Where is the **** thing?  If my phone can be a kitchen timer, why not my tablet?  Strange.  In the end, I had to try to use the timer on the microwave, which is very poorly designed and way harder to use than the iPhone timer.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    I highly recommend KitchenPad for both devices:

     

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kitchenpad-timer/id401572843?mt=8

  • Darko Ibrahimpasic1 Level 2 Level 2

    Wow guys there are solo many weather and alarm clock apps for cheap or free ( ad free too) in app store that this post is pointless. Plus apple clock and clock on iPhone suck so beg.ad they didn't put it on iPad.  I use third party apps for both on iPhone and iPad

  • ToddBradley Level 1 Level 1

    I looked at that one, Meg.  But I settled on "Best Timer" instead.  It seems to do what I need, and I like the way it looks.

  • ToddBradley Level 1 Level 1

    Darko, I'm sorry you're not gaining anything from this discussion.  If it's really "pointless" to you then you should click "Stop email notifications" in the upper right of the page.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    ToddBradley wrote:

     

    I looked at that one, Meg.  But I settled on "Best Timer" instead.  It seems to do what I need, and I like the way it looks.

    I'll have to take a look at that. Thanks.

  • mbd_int Level 1 Level 1

    You are absolutely right. I agree with you and Gizmodo came to the same conclusion: http://gizmodo.com/5510939/replacing-the-apps-apple-left-off-the-ipad.

     

    People who mentioned 100k apps available at AppStore fail to understand that only apple apps are allowed to truly run in the background without being killed by iOS. Alarm clock is one of the few apps that must be running in the background.

     

    Valid complaint, valid point. Apple should implement true multi tasking (which allows apps to run in the background) and this problem will be solved via use of third-party apps.

     

    -1 Apple.

  • Big Wave DaveB Level 1 Level 1

    I love my timer alarm clock and calculator on the iPhone 4 too.  Third party software is not the solution. I don't want to have to have two different software's on my devices. Please submit your input to Apple at the following   http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html