Some Apple iPhone Apps removed from iPad by Steve Jobs – Rumour

It seems like the iPad is going to be shipped with a few missing apps that were originally on the iPhone.

The information comes from John Gruber of DaringFireball who is usually bang on with the information he posts on his site. From what we know and believe, the Apple iPad will ship with 12 built-in apps that include the likes of a Calendar, web browser etc… Those missing include Stocks, Calculator, Clock, Weather and Voice Memos… so where are they?

The basic answer (or rumour) is that Steve Jobs decided to scrap them as they didn’t function like he wanted them to on a larger screen. You may notice that calendar had a full revamp for the iPad making use of the larger screen allowing for appointments to actually be seen in monthly view. It doesn’t seem to be the same for the apps that are missing in that they don’t essentially “look the part”.

‘Ends up that just blowing up iPhone apps to fill the iPad screen looks and feels weird, even if you use higher-resolution graphics so that nothing looks pixelated, Gruber wrote. ‘It wasn’t a technical problem, it was a design problem.

Original thoughts were that we’d just see the apps in the app store available as a free download if we wished to use them. However, it now seems like they wont be available at all, well at least at launch as I guess Apple [AAPL] could be working on them for a launch at a later date.

One thing to remember is that there are other applications that can easily take their place, so by not having a calculator built in to the iPad, it’s not really the end of the world as you can just download another app to do that.

Via: Wired

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