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  • Strawberry Utopia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apfelwurm wrote:

     

    DWElwell wrote:

     

    I have the same problem. There does not appear to be a speed control like there used to be and still is on the iPhone.  Really annoying. Methinks that iOS5 was not fully beta tested....

    Have a look at page 84 of the iPad User Guide:

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf

     

    Assuming that is the page that starts "Playing songs and other audio", I can't see what on that page you are pointing out. There does not seem to be any mention of speed controls on that page, or indeed anywhere in the manual.

  • Apfelwurm Level 4 Level 4 (1,700 points)

    Strawberry Utopia wrote:


    Assuming that is the page that starts "Playing songs and other audio", I can't see what on that page you are pointing out. There does not seem to be any mention of speed controls on that page, or indeed anywhere in the manual.

    Precisely the point I'm making!

    The previous poster thought that iOS 5 "was not fully beta tested".

    The iPad User Guide shows that there are no speed controls in the Music app.

  • Strawberry Utopia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apfelwurm wrote:

    Precisely the point I'm making!

    The previous poster thought that iOS 5 "was not fully beta tested".

    The iPad User Guide shows that there are no speed controls in the Music app.

     

    They may have a point. How is it that nobody testing the OS noticed that this feature was not there anymore? It seems unlikely that with sufficient beta testing, this would have gone unnoticed.

     

    So either they are right, and not enough testing was done, or the feature was deliberately removed.

  • Apfelwurm Level 4 Level 4 (1,700 points)

    Strawberry Utopia wrote:

     

    They may have a point. How is it that nobody testing the OS noticed that this feature was not there anymore? It seems unlikely that with sufficient beta testing, this would have gone unnoticed.

     

    So either they are right, and not enough testing was done, or the feature was deliberately removed.

    But that is precisely the reason why I'm pointing out page 84 of the iPad User Guide.

    This feature was indeed deliberately removed on the iPad as can be clearly seen on that page 84.

    If you look at the User Guides of the iPod Touch and the iPhone for iOS 5, the speed controls do exist for those iDevices in their Music app.

  • Mike Connelly Level 4 Level 4 (1,785 points)

    Strawberry Utopia wrote:

    How is it that nobody testing the OS noticed that this feature was not there anymore?

     

    Just because someone finds an issue doesn't mean it will get fixed - either it can be an intentional change or a mistake that doesn't get fixed in time for release.

  • Paulogomes2003 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I get the feeling that Apple dedicates 90% of its time and efforts to the iphone. iphone is daddy and the ipad is a distant relative (ok it's part of the family, but...). Just look at all of the features that are on the iphone and aren't available on the ipad although it would make sense to have them on the ipad as well.

    Anyway, I think the music player received a significant downgrade on IOS5 which is a pity. It looks better (this is subjective of course) but it's way less functional. I really dont understand Apples policy on this. I think IOS 5 is fantastic, so many great add-ons, but why sacrifice some of the useful functions on the previous IOS instead of add some (podcast playback speed at 1,5 for example)  - it's literally give with one hand and take away with the other!!!

    I guess Apple considers we the ipad users less important than the iphone crowd and we the podcast listeners are apparently even less important!!!! I guess it's all about the numbers!

    It would be nice to have some sort of feedback from Apple on this  - if not about the removal of podcast player features, then at least the acknowledgement that there is a bug on the poscast player speed and confirmation that they are working on a fix. Does anyone know if there is any possibility of this happening???

  • InternetCloud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am mightily disappointed in the new player in iOS 5, especially for podcasts.

     

    So many needed features have been removed, such as played indicator, playback speed control. I had grown used to having these features on iOS 4. It's a significant backward step for me.

     

    Why has Apple done this? Well, probably not because of any technical or financial constraints! I think that leaves two possibilities: a mistake or a cynical marketing strategy.

  • harsh_varia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I used to love this feature in the music app. I changed playback speed on audio books. It is amazing this was left out and I hope it comes back.

  • JYJr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    3 weeks + since this happened and not a peep from Apple.  Hope they fix this, but in the meantime, I found a decent app that will play podcasts (and any music or vid) at speeds up to 2x.  And it's FREE.  The app is called PodSpeed.  It's not perfect (I don't think you can multi-task with it or have it play while your iPad is off), but it does let me listen to podcasts at a fast speed.

    http://www.pod-speed.com/

  • Strawberry Utopia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iOS 5.0.1 has been seeded to developers. I know some missing features, like multitasking gestures on the original iPad have been re-enabled. Does anyone have access to the beta of 5.0.1 to find out if podcasts are fixed yet?

  • Mike Connelly Level 4 Level 4 (1,785 points)

    Haven't heard anything about improvements to the music player apps in the new builds.  Hope they're getting fixed and we just haven't heard about it yet.

  • ifoflyer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As someone pointed out before   icatcher   is an app  that does everything we want.

            *  keeps track of your podcast subscriptions

            *  automatically downloads new podcasts as they become available    you do not have to go to

               itunes to download new shows

            *   can remove podcasts as you listen to them or can keep them

            *  3/4 x   1 x    1.25 x    1.5 x  2.0 x   playing speeds

             * 30 sec foward and reverse buttons

             *  very easy to find and add new podcasts subscriptions

             *  sleep timer

            *  and many more features

     

    Well worth the $1.99  price

  • pensfan98 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree with the icatcher. I'm glad I bought it I like it way better than the itunes. For 2 bucks it was well worth the money. Updating your podcasts for you automatically is a great feature since the music app makes you go to itunes to do it now. If apple does fix itunes for ipad I still may use icatcher instead

  • InternetCloud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The functionality that was was in iOS 4 ought be in iOS 5. Workarounds like this feel like an excuse for Apple. I hope everyone who feels the need for these features sends feedback to Apple, regardless of whether they install a workaround.

  • ig1981 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is very disappointing, the iPad is essentially a crippled MP3 player now. Went from very strong to worthless, very SAD   . Gone are all of the strong features and since they are on the iPhone that makes it even worse. 30% of my time was spent utilizing the iPod portion since I've had my iPads.