Multi-Window

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by nviz22, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. nviz22 macrumors 68040

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    When will the 6S Plus get this necessary feature? It's high time Apple puts it on their devices to sell it as a productivity feature?
     
  2. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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  3. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I am. I call it multi-window because of being a former Samsung fan lol.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's possible it might get it in some future iOS update. It's also possible that it won't.
     
  5. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I think the Plus is too small for that feature to have any benefit. iPad yea, but iPhone just doesn't have enough screen real estate. Maybe in landscape mode it'd be beneficial. Again, just my opinion.
     
  6. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, it was on a 4.7" screen w/ the GS3, so I would hope Apple throws it into an update because the potential is great.
     
  7. LordQ Suspended

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    That's a pretty stupid feature on a phone IMO.
     
  8. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Don'to think it'd work very well and would be harder work for developers

    On iPad the small width of one of the apps matches iPhone width so universal apps will already have been tested at that resolution and makes it much easier to cater for

    Split view on an iPhone would be a whole new tiny resolution to cater for
     
  9. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I don't see it appearing either. Besides, Split View is in a sense dependent upon the resolution of iPhones. For instance, Slide-over has the same minimal width as an iPhone. iPhones don't have that option as a fallback, which means that developers would have to make sure that their app can be shrunk even more. This means extra work, whereas Split View currently doesn't require anything more aside from adopting universal sizes or size classes.
     
  10. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I think being able to "peek" into an app from the corners makes more sense. Right now I take screenshots and switch between them in an image widget in my Today screen, which is working better than switching between an app, especially when said app times out and is blank in the multitasking screen.

    I'm also using Workflow and PCalc's widgets, plus BeWeather. There are also clipboard managers and the like.

    Being able to watch a video while doing something else would be nice though. Especially when an Apple keynote is going on. :D
     
  11. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    On iPhone I think a video stuck to the top part of screen (like in the YouTube app) could work quite well and be an easy transition because the remaining vertical space on an iPhone 6 Plus would still be somewhere between a 4s and a 5s.

    And having it fixed there and having the whole UI adapt to it would be more workable than have it floating on top of things which at that size could get too annoying.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, perhaps not stupid, but maybe not all that great and/or useful to various people.
     
  13. cynics macrumors G4

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    This....

    It works so well and was adopted so quickly on the iPad because it's using what is already there. The aspect ratio of the iPhone throws a wrench into the works. It's not as simple as just turning something on or giving something to the iPhone that the iPad already has.
     
  14. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    Untill it officially becomes available on iPhone (if ever) you could either do a jailbreak or use one of these apps so you can at least have a split internet browser (website, Office365, YouTube) or have PDFs show side by side in one app.
     
  15. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Idk what it will do to my Apple Care because this is the first time I got Apple Care for an iPhone.
     
  16. Dydegu macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hoping to see at least one of the three types of multitasking in the iPhone 7 / iOS X.

    More RAM and larger phones... something is coming.
     
  17. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    The OP isn't taking about just any iPhone, he's talking about the Plus. At the very least it should be given PiP support.
     
  18. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Why so? You could have the YouTube app open and be listening to music whilst you do something else for starters...
     
  19. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

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    Problem with that example is that it can be achieved with background music mode as well which youtube does not allow and has just started allowing with youtube red users. So its youtube's call for not implementing that right now also in iOS. Split view is basically meant for two apps needed to work together and given the small screen size of iPhone, the benefits out of it are minimal.
     
  20. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    But we can already do this without Split View feature on an iPhone if you only want to listen to music. There are various music apps in the store which offer this background playback feature. If you want to use YouTube for it then you can either subscribe to YouTube Red or download an alternative app that offers background audio playback (and also Slide Over / Split View and PiP on the iPad only) such as ProTube.
     
  21. Narcaz macrumors 6502

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    Try to think out of the box. This wouldn't be limited to Youtube. E.g. Sport streaming apps often don't support any background video/audio. A bit annoying when some emails comes in. PiP on the 6S+ would be great. Also background Airplay in Safari (with a locked device) is such a hit and miss that i would prefer PiP instead.
     

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