Will making phone calls be in the iPad's future?

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Will making phone calls be in the iPad's future?
For those wondering why would so many phone sites give a hoot about Apple's non-phone tablet, well there are at least two good answers. One is that the Cupertino based firm is offering a model that uses 3G connections besides Wi-Fi. The second reason, more speculative in nature, is that in the future, Apple could set things up to allow for the tablet to be used to make phone calls. And to that end, developers have already been able to produce a green bar on the top of the iPad emulator screen that says "Touch to return to call" in the style of the iPhone. The question is, why is that included on the tablet's OS? Will Apple be producing an HD iPhone in the future? Will the iPad be able to make VoIP calls over Wi-Fi or 3G? Or will the iPad be able to be used as a cellphone down the road?. Or maybe Apple just adapted every iPhone notification into the iPad. It's just another mystery to be solved.

source: Engadget


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9 Comments

1. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Ipads been around for 1 day and I'm already getting sick and tired of the rumors and speculations... More apple news that we dont care about getting shoved down our throats

7. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I'm really sick and tired of all the freaking rumors too. But I don't blame that on Apple. But for some reason I'm still pissed at them.

2. Iphoneisthesuck

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Its only shoved down your throat if you click on the link and read about it

3. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

I enjoy going to tech websites. I have no way of avoiding that on cnet, phonearena, engadget, gizmodo, etc it is covered in top to bottom with ipad crap.

4. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

oh snap!! it wouldnt surprise me that inadvertedly apple will allow it to make calls. i.e. skype app is available on iphone and all apps are transferrable. add a bluetooth headset and a wifi connection and i potentially see phone calls being made

5. Iphoneisthesuck

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

that would be a call workaround with the bluetooth and skype. good call

6. Truth

Posts: 62; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

The Ipad shouldn't need to make calls although it should be able to in the future w/ new apps. I think it should be looked at more like a Kindle that can do very nice web browsing, apps and more. On a side note, what is with the very thick black edges?

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Forget the future, apple just approved VOIP over 3g and approved an app called icallto do it. So if the iPhone has a voip over 3g app, and the ipad can use every iPhone app fully then voip is just a matter of having headphones with a mic, or whether or not the ipad has Bluetooth. Considering the iPod touch does I don't see why not. One thing I do wonder about, of apple says it can use every iPhone app In the app store. That means it has a GPS and a magnometer(digicompass) but those weren't in the specs. And yeah the extra thick black bezel is just wasted screen space IMO. How are u gonna get your thumb around it to play games?

9. Cheng unregistered

Making calls from the iPad is now very easy thanks to Freephoo, an amazing voip app. This app can be downloaded fromhttp://itunes.apple.com/se/app/freephoo/id411865638?mt=8&ls=1. it works on both 3G and WiFi connections. The app gets installed for free and calls between freephoo users are free as well.

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