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  • 165. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    xabbess Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Thank you, Deggie!  Your response was a breath of fresh air.  I subscribed to this thread just to be/stay informed about the latest gripes.  Getting 10's of emails everyday, bashing Apple and complaining about something that I never knew existed on my original iPad was bizarre.  I'm close to UNsubscribing because all the whining and empty threats are a downer.  After reading about this so-called 'loss', I did look at assistive touch settings because I was curious, but decided for my own needs, setting it up was unecessary.

     

    What the heck is the matter with all these people!

  • 166. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)

    You also did not obtain Siri, a camera, faster speeds, etc. And when iOS 6 comes out there will be more features not available to you. ****, by 5.5 that will probably be true. And there are charts showing what feature of iOS 5 are available on which devices. But "people" did not expect it, just those that had developer accounts. And Apple (nor any other computer company) announces what features won't be available. And it is not at all unusual during beta testing to have features that do no make final release, or are restricted to certain hardware.

  • 167. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    Chuck_L Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Deggie,

     

    I appreciate a different voice and your unique point of view. However, I disagree with how you downplay this issue. After your second post today, I am starting to think you are trying too hard to defend Apple.

     

    No reasonable iPad1 owner would expect to be included in each and every iOS update to receive all the updated features. Of course, we did not expect to benefit from all the processor-intensive features such as Siri and Airplay mirroring. And "a camera" and "faster speeds" obviously require purchase of new hardware. So, please don't try to blur the issue here.

     

    Gestures is a completely different story. It is well capable of running flawlessly on iPad 1. I have not heard anyone identifying hardware/software problems due to gestures. By maximizing the use of the multi-touch screen, the pressing of the Home or Power buttons can be greatly reduced and therefore prolonging the useful life of the device. To date, I have not heard any good reason from Apple or others why it made the decision to discriminate iPad1 on this feature. The only reason I could imagine is to discourage excessive multitasking on iPad1 - but shouldn't that decision be left to the users? They could decide to keep fewer apps open or even disable the gestures.

     

    Apple did make a huge mistake raising the expectations of original iPad owners by misleading them into updating to iOS5. it is undisputed that Apple iOS5 advertised gestures for all iPad devices and did not correct the statement till well after iOS5 was released. For me, as for many others here, the only reason I updated to iOS5 was for the convenience of the gestures. There were easy solutions outside Apple to enable the feature but I waited for iOS5. Only to be hugely disappointed.

     

    In so many ways, that's an immeaurable LOSS. I am not sure I heard any apology or explanation from Apple just yet. Many iPad1 users (including me) have had their devices for barely a year! We deserve better from Apple.

     

    -C

  • 168. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    It is a free upgrade in OS, Apple usually charges to upgrade an OS, but gave it for free and your device got what they were prepared to give you for free. Period.

  • 169. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    markhud Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Chuck

     

    Those of us in the UK are still being sold on iOS 5.0 with the statement that it works with the iPad, see below as copied from the UK site only today.

     

     

    Multitasking Gestures for iPad

    iOS 5 includes a few new moves and shortcuts to help you get around even quicker on your iPad: using four or five fingers, swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar, pinch to return to the Home screen and swipe left or right to switch between apps.

     

     

    It appears they are still mis-representing iOS5.

     

    M.

  • 170. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    markhud Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Dah*veed

     

    Apple have never charged to upgrade iOS from day one and just because it is free does not mean we should have to put up with Apple taking us fro a ride.

  • 171. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)

    No they aren't. There is one type of device, iPad, there are two models. It works on one of them.

     

    But if you are serious about this you can pursue it legally and get the money back that you paid for iOS 5.

  • 172. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    Not true markhud, Apple has charged for iOS in the past.

  • 173. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)

    True, but they do charge for upgrages to OS X. And some of the multi-gesture features of Lion do not work on the MBP I am currently typing on. And Apple said it works on the MBP so I guess I should be mad and start a thread here, right?

  • 174. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)

    Only on the iPod Touch.

  • 175. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    markhud Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Not in the UK they haven't.

  • 176. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)

    It was only on the iPod Touch due to accounting methodology and ended about 2 generations ago. I have no idea if it affected other countries.

  • 177. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    markhud Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Thank you for pointing that out, any way I thought the was an iPad thread....

  • 178. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)

    It is, but if the iPad had been around back then Apple would have charged for the update. Was just clarifying, at that time only the iPhone got the iPhone OS (wasn't called iOS yet) for free.

  • 179. Re: No gestures for iPad 1 in iOS 5? Apple, are you kidding us?!
    markhud Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    whilst I can't argue with that comment, I can buy a Magic Trackpad that works beautifully with a MBP and Lion and costs considerably less than a new one. But methinks we are drifting from the point.

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