All iPads Split Screen multitasking for the Air 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MartinAppleGuy, May 22, 2015.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    If the rumours are true about split screen multitasking coming to iOS 9, do you think it will be compatible with the Air 2? We all know that the Air 2 would be more than powerful enough for it with its CPU scoring 4,500 on Geekbench and 2GB of RAM so the only excuse I can imagine Apple making to not ring it to the Air 2 is that the screen size is too small and the iPad Pro is the only one big enough.

    I personally feel that the 9.7" screen is more than enough for split screen, and competitors such as Samsung have the feature not only on their tablets, but also their 5 odd inch phones.

    I just hope that planned obsolescence isn't in order at Appke and they use that to push people to upgrade.
     
  2. sracer macrumors 603

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    Obviously no one really knows yet. It depends upon whether or not the implementation of multiwindow relies on hardware-specific features of a new chip. If it does, then it would be impossible to support it on the Air 2. In a similar way that Siri is restricted to certain devices.
     
  3. PhiLLoW macrumors 6502

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    Siri was not restricted to certain devices because of the Hardware. It was because Apple marketing choosed to.

    With jailbreak and a tool that changed the ID of the device when sending the request to the official servers it worked flawless.
     
  4. sracer macrumors 603

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    hmm, I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the clarification.
     
  5. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    If it is mentioned at WWDC you can count on it being available for the air 2. Apple wouldn't reveal a software feature unless it was able to be used on current devices.
     
  6. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Unless the unveil an iPad Pro.

    I'm just hoping that with that leaked code in iOS 8, it will come to the more than powerful enough Air 2.
     
  7. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    I really don't see why not. Here are the reasons:

    1. If iOS can run on 512MB, then an iPad Air 2 with 2GB should be able to run 2 apps fine, and even as much as 4. And the same applies to running 2 apps on 1GB.
    2. 12.2 inches of screen size are not needed for 2 or even 4 apps running together. One should be able to run these on 9.7 or even down to the 5.5 inches of the iPhone. without getting claustrophobic.
    3. The 4:3 aspect ratio is ideal
     

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