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First look: Apple's Clock app comes to iPad with iOS 6

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The iPad will gain a new native application when users upgrade to iOS 6: The Clock software previously found on the iPhone.

The Clock application has been found on the iPhone since it first launched in 2007. But when Apple debuted the iPad in 2010, Clock was one of the applications that didn't make its way over to the iPad.

Apple has corrected that with iOS 6, as the Clock will become available on the iPad when the software update launches this fall. Developers were provided with a preview build of iOS 6 after Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday.

Like on the iPhone, Clock for iPad will allow users to set an alarm on their device. It also features a "World Clock" mode with a map of the globe featuring weather and times in different locales.

Also included is a "Stopwatch" functionality, which allows users to time and event, and mark lap numbers. A "Timer" feature is also included, for more traditional timekeeping.

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post #2 of 35

Finally, i've been wanting for this for a while, but thankfully i just got my first iPad a month ago with LTE so finally its here! Should have been there from the start though

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This must be one of those features that require a lot of horsepower.  They couldn't add it until the iPad 3rdGen's specs caught up with the advancement in technology.

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when are they going to include Calculator?
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About time too! I use my ipad for displaying recipes when cooking quite a lot and it's a pain having to have my phone with me too in order to time stuff when I could just do it on the ipad which is already next to me....

 

Still no sign of an iPad calculator app? - dabrace1984 beat me by 20 seconds!

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HOLY CRAP!!?!?!!  A CLOCK!!?!?!?!  APPLE REINVENTED TIME!?!?!?!?

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I'm a little surprised at the Timer page... it's a little... ugly.

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I guess the Weather and/or Calculator app will have to wait until iOS 7 or 8?
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Has anyone had any success activating their iDevices? My iPad 3 says that it isn't a part of the dev program. Of course it is. Also, I would post on the dev forums, but they've gone down. Overwhelmed.
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post #10 of 35

Good news.   This is a system app that should have been there from the beginning.   I use my clock on my iPhone constantly for various uses.

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Apple didn't bother adding the Clock app to the iPad until now because Siri in iOS 6 for the 3rd gen iPad needs it in order to set alarms and timers. Otherwise it would still be MIA.

 

Weather and Calculator are still "third party opportunities"...

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I'm a little surprised at the Timer page... it's a little... ugly.

 

I was thinking the same thing. It will probably be fixed by the final.

post #13 of 35

Pretty! I like it! :)

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Finally! Now gimme weather, calc and stocks, and I'll quit whinnying.
Maybe it's a Siri thing? But then Siri could just direct you to a website rather than those apps I guess.
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Weather app. Calculator app.
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post #16 of 35
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Originally Posted by Lun_Esex View Post

Apple didn't bother adding the Clock app to the iPad until now because Siri in iOS 6 for the 3rd gen iPad needs it in order to set alarms and timers.

This is sarcasm/joking, correct?

post #17 of 35

The Alarm page is more interesting as it looks like alarms can be set for different times/days, and is integrated with the Calendar app??

 

Any devs out there who can confirm this? Or is this just the Repeat function?

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The Alarm page is more interesting as it looks like alarms can be set for different times/days, and is integrated with the Calendar app??

 

I imagine it's exactly the same as it was before, just more intuitively presented.


Calendar has its own alarm system that works for more permanent notifications. Would you want those to show up in a space for less permanent ones?

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post #19 of 35
I guess os x 10.9 will have an alarm app too, hurray!

Ugly looking app btw with uninspired design, of apple could get some ceis from app store devs and stop making such boring apps, like is one and the reminders app.

Btw is the alarm able to play music on wake up time?
post #20 of 35

It is long overdue.. A simple clock app from beginning would do fine and save us a couple dollars from 3rd party ones.

Well, better now than never.

post #21 of 35
Nice, but I agree with everyone else. Where is the Weather app? Makes no sense for it not to be on the iPad.
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Originally Posted by sip View Post

The Alarm page is more interesting as it looks like alarms can be set for different times/days, and is integrated with the Calendar app??

Any devs out there who can confirm this? Or is this just the Repeat function?

Wouldn't that violate the NDA?
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Nice, but I agree with everyone else. Where is the Weather app? Makes no sense for it not to be on the iPad.

 

Why? I have 6 weather apps on my iPad. Weather is very random here in the UK!!

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Wouldn't that violate the NDA?

 

Just like all the pictures posted here, you mean?

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Just like all the pictures posted here, you mean?

I actually don't know, never read the NDA.
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post #26 of 35

Design is fully stolen from Swiss Mondaine lol.gif

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Design is fully stolen from Swiss Mondaine lol.gif
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Uncredited of course and certainly not compensated for financially. The apple way. 1smile.gif
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Calculator!


Edited by CustomTB - 6/26/12 at 8:29am
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Same clock in Basel's shop for 195.- Swiss Francs.

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What I find ironic about the clock app is that it does everything time-related except function as an acutal clock--think iPod nano.  

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What I find ironic about the clock app is that it does everything time-related except function as an actual clock—think iPod nano.  

"Think iPod nano" what? Of course it functions as an actual clock. How do you not get that?

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post #32 of 35

Okay, I'll speak slower.  When I say "think iPod nano" I'm referring to actual clock, e.g, hands, time constantly showing, tick tock, clock.  While there are apps that provide this functionality, the clock app does not.

 

iPod nano:

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While there are apps that provide this functionality, the clock app does not.

???

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Clocks. Boom. Ticking, and also tocking… And if you'd look at the start of the thread, the same is true on the iPad.

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post #34 of 35

Grown-ups call that a world clock, as shown at the top of the pane.

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Originally Posted by gordy View Post

Grown-ups call that a world clock, as shown at the top of the pane.

It would have been better concede your argument instead of that post. Please tell us how a world clock is not a clock. Last I heard "world" means something very different from "not a". Heck, World Clock gets you several clocks.

If you wanted a single clock, then saying just that would have been much clearer.
Edited by JeffDM - 6/30/12 at 6:27am
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