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ipad multitouch limitations?

04-04-2010, 08:33 PM
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ipad multitouch limitations?

A few months back, folk were wondering what ipad touch limits were. On the ipod/iphone, it's a max of 5 simultaneous touches, with wacky behavior if a sixth touch occurs. Now that people are getting their hands on ipad hardware, has anyone confirmed the actual limitations? There was thought that Apple might relax it to allow for as many as 10 touches, but I haven't seen this confirmed.
04-04-2010, 08:44 PM
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As far as I can tell, the iPad is still limited to five touches. At least as far as game salad is concerned.

04-04-2010, 11:59 PM
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I'm nearly 100% sure that the five touch limit still applies to the iPad.

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04-05-2010, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Mew2468 View Post
I'm nearly 100% sure that the five touch limit still applies to the iPad.
I'm pretty sure it's 10...

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04-05-2010, 01:22 AM
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Hopefully someone will be able to test the limit on real hardware and will be able to answer definitively without guessing. I'd do it myself, but I won't have a development iPad for at least a few more weeks.
04-05-2010, 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Stroffolino View Post
A few months back, folk were wondering what ipad touch limits were. On the ipod/iphone, it's a max of 5 simultaneous touches, with wacky behavior if a sixth touch occurs.
Of topic I know, but just how do you manage to use six touches for anything practical on an iPhone?

I seem to recall reading in some of Apple's docs that the 5 touch limit was just in software though, and that it theoretically could be unlimited touches. It would be a real shame if the five touch limit is still in place for a device as large as the iPad so I'm also curious about this.
04-05-2010, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Of topic I know, but just how do you manage to use six touches for anything practical on an iPhone?
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04-05-2010, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Stroffolino View Post
Hopefully someone will be able to test the limit on real hardware and will be able to answer definitively without guessing. I'd do it myself, but I won't have a development iPad for at least a few more weeks.
Using Shiny Drum, a free iPad app, I was able to light up 10 of its drum pads using all of my fingers.

So it's at least 10 points so far, confirmed.
04-05-2010, 09:06 AM
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How silly that it's limited. I'd say 20 atleast. That way 2 people can play

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04-06-2010, 10:47 AM
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lol. Actually it's true. just tested it out. When playing when your friend, the trick is to try to do it as soon as possible, while still hitting the note.