Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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RE[5]: Still Crippled.
by bornagainenguin on Thu 8th Mar 2012 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Still Crippled."
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HangLoose posted...

he just wants to have the same functionality on the stock app (that is supposed to manage your media) as the one in the desktop.

i understand him because it is also one of my pet peeves when i had the ipad(1). so a friend of my introduced me to doggcatcher in android. now my wife is happy with an ipad and i am happy with a transformer 2. ;)

Thank you, it's nice to see someone who gets it.

I was really hoping that the release of the iPad HD would include a fully functional iTunes client as well as the rest of the iLife suite, which would push me towards getting one. Now instead I think I will probably just get a basic cheap Android tablet as "good enough" and sit out the iPad another rotation and see if the guys at Apple will allow their baby to leave the nest in the next revision. Could come sooner than later, given the rumors of an impending release of iOS 6 by summer... Maybe by then?


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RE[6]: Still Crippled.
by gan17 on Thu 8th Mar 2012 22:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Still Crippled."
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I feel for ya, mate.

Thing is, if Apple really don't want people playing with how the iPhone's file system, then why not create some sort of app that acts like a middle-man hub? Meaning, you activate the app, allocate a certain amount of storage space to it, say 4GB, and then plug it (or sync via bluetooth or whatever) into your non-iTunes PC. Your PC then sees your iPhone/Pad as a 4GB external storage device. Drag n drop your songs, podcasts and movies and unplug. Then the app takes over and sorts your files the "Apple Way" (whatever that is).

Should be simple enough a job for Apple to do, me thinks. We still don't get anything close to robust file management, but at least us non Win/Mac users who don't have iTunes installed can still transfer our media effortlessly.

Edited 2012-03-08 22:44 UTC

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