Gen 1 12.9" iPad Pro multitasking limit.

spiderman0616

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So I stumbled across this last night while reading articles on iMore: https://www.imore.com/how-use-slide-over-and-split-view-ipad-ios-11?utm_source=im&utm_medium=superfeature&utm_campaign=navigation

If you scroll down to the support list, it looks like the original 12.9" iPad, according to the latest iOS 11 beta, will NOT fully support the new multitasking features. Has anyone been running the beta on their first gen 12.9" and noticed this?

This makes me wonder if the A10X is playing more of a role in multitasking than I originally thought. Must not be all about that 4 GB of RAM after all.
 

profets

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I think they may have made a mistake there. The 9.7” Pro definitely has that one specific multitasking limitation (slide over in addition to 2 split screen apps will make those split screen apps inactive).

During the beta 1 at least, I did see many screenshots of the first gen 12.9 doing that full multitasking.
 

spiderman0616

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I think they may have made a mistake there. The 9.7” Pro definitely has that one specific multitasking limitation (slide over in addition to 2 split screen apps will make those split screen apps inactive).

During the beta 1 at least, I did see many screenshots of the first gen 12.9 doing that full multitasking.
I've lost track--what version of the beta are we on now for iOS 11? I don't have it installed and will not use it until it's at least gold master.
 

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I think they may have made a mistake there. The 9.7” Pro definitely has that one specific multitasking limitation (slide over in addition to 2 split screen apps will make those split screen apps inactive).

During the beta 1 at least, I did see many screenshots of the first gen 12.9 doing that full multitasking.
Agreed, this is the first mention I have heard of any limitations of the 1st generation iPP vs. the 2nd regarding iOS 11 features - multitasking or otherwise.
 

profets

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I've lost track--what version of the beta are we on now for iOS 11? I don't have it installed and will not use it until it's at least gold master.
Been on developer beta 2 for 1-2weeks now.

At the beginning on beta 1 I definitely saw the original 12.9 running full multitasking. I wonder if it changed with beta 2. Though I feel like we would have heard about it.
 

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So I stumbled across this last night while reading articles on iMore: https://www.imore.com/how-use-slide-over-and-split-view-ipad-ios-11?utm_source=im&utm_medium=superfeature&utm_campaign=navigation

If you scroll down to the support list, it looks like the original 12.9" iPad, according to the latest iOS 11 beta, will NOT fully support the new multitasking features. Has anyone been running the beta on their first gen 12.9" and noticed this?

This makes me wonder if the A10X is playing more of a role in multitasking than I originally thought. Must not be all about that 4 GB of RAM after all.
I'm running Public Beta on iPad 12.9 first-gen. While running 50:50 Split View I can get the "3rd" app (brought up from the dock) to float, but cannot interact with the apps in Split View behind it.
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I've lost track--what version of the beta are we on now for iOS 11? I don't have it installed and will not use it until it's at least gold master.
Developer Beta 2 (Version 2 for some devices)
Public Beta 1

...I think :confused:
 
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Evan becker

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yup i’m glad to see this because I thought this was a bug. I have a first gen 12.9 and cannot interact with split view when I have a floating app as well. this is very frustrating because the 12.9 1st gen can def handle all 3 live apps. anyone have info if this will be permanent?