Apple removes iPad’s multi-touch gestures with iOS 5

Posted on Oct 17 2011 - 9:50pm by Robert

Apple’s new mobile operating system, the iOS 5, has been recently launched and the newly revamped OS will add more than 200 new features. However, while the iPhone 4S and thr iPad 2 will be benefiting most from the new launch, owners of the original iPad may find it harder to navigate the tablet’s interface. In adding full multi-touch gesture for the Apple iPad 2, the company has disabled the feature for the first one, a change that will surely disappoint most of the device’s early adopters.

According to tech news site The Next Web, iPad users will no longer have the “developer only” feature that enabled system-wide multi-touch gestures.

“What Apple giveth, Apple also taketh away. Users of the original iPad will find that iOS 5 takes away the system-wide Multi-Touch gestures that they have grown so used to in the past few months,” the site said.

With the multi-touch gestures, users can raise the multitasking panel when four or five fingers were used. Similar swipes to the right and left enable the users to switch between apps. A pinching gesture will also lead to the Home screen.

The iOS 5 is considered to be the most significant upgrade in the history of the iOS, with the addition of new features that include a new notification system, Newsstand, iMessage, Twitter integration and Reminders.

It was said that those who have gotten used to the iPad’s multi-touch gestures and think they can live without the new features of the iOS 5 should stick with the iOS 4.3.


via: TUAW

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  1. Joe October 18, 2011 at 5:35 am - Reply

    They still work…

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