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[7]: Still Crippled.
by akrosdbay on Fri 9th Mar 2012 05:29 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Still Crippled."
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But not even offering me an option to subscribe unless I'm willing to dock the iPad to a desktop, a "real" computer is for the birds. Not everyone wants a 3G\4G account with a carrier (and the stupidity that is bandwidth caps) or will be in a place that always has WiFi. It'd be nice to be able to load up on podcasts ahead of time for those situations. Regardless until this gets fixed it means the iPad is for all intents and purposes crippled.


I am utterly confused.

Where are these podcasts stored and how will they get on the device without 3G/4G or Wifi? They are stored on a Computer, right?

How does being able to subscribe to podcasts from the iPad some how automagically circumvent downloading data on 3G/4G or Wifi?

Like the other poster said If you willy nilly subscribe to a bunch of podcasts on a whim on your phone or tablet a) You fill up space b) You chew that precious 3G/4G bandwidth.

I do agree that apple could improve the podcast feature and they just might sometime in the future if enough users complain. I understand it is a showstopper for you but I am completely at a loss trying to figure out what your are getting at with the above point.

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RE[8]: Still Crippled.
by phoenix on Fri 9th Mar 2012 22:08 in reply to "RE[7]: Still Crippled."
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Read the part you quoted.

He wants to be able to pre-load podcasts onto the iPad, using only apps that ship with the iPad (since iTunes is iTunes is iTunes, right?).

IOW, he wants to subscribe to podcasts in iTunes on the iPad. Have it automatically download new episodes while the iPad is sitting at home on wifi. And then be able to play these episodes whenever he wants while out travelling with the iPad.

No computer running iTunes involved in anyway. Everything managed and stored on the iPad.

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