Will the iPhone ever have Multitasking

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by bixizero, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. bixizero macrumors regular

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    im currently using iOS 12 on an iPad mini 4 with Safari open on the left and iMessage open on the right, all while watching a livestream from YouTube in PiP

    Why can’t the iPhone XS Max do this when the crappy iPad mini can?

    Apple hates us
     
  2. chabig macrumors 601

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    It has had multitasking since the beginning. It will probably never have a split screen UI like you want. The display is too small.
     
  3. Banglazed macrumors 68000

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    The iPad has a bigger screen which makes more sense to have multitasking. It’s possible this feature may come to iPhone in the next major iOS 13.
     
  4. bixizero, Oct 25, 2018
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    bixizero thread starter macrumors regular

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    The XS max display is not too small, at least fer PiP. They could easily add this feature but don’t so they can charge you fer it in a new model.
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    PIP Should have been in the 6S+
     
  5. chabig macrumors 601

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    In Apple's opinion the display is too small.
     
  6. Starship67 macrumors 6502a

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    Yet they have never added it to a newer model to up sell. So that logic doesn’t fly. Try again. Screen is just too small. Deal or move on.
     
  7. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

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    They can’t even bring landscape support for all their apps and even remove it for ones that did support it like the App Store so I don’t see this happening anytime soon.
     
  8. Examinus macrumors member

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    Like they forced you to buy an iPad Pro to get it?
     
  9. throAU macrumors 603

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    Yes.

    About the time it supports wireless display/keyboard/etc. in order to function as a computer.
     
  10. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    Imagine full blown desktop PC like multitasking...

    We'll drown in the tears of the battery life whiners.
     
  11. steve23094 macrumors 68020

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    There are plenty of people (including me and Apple) who think PiP on a mobile phone screen would be so small it would be useless.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    At the same time there are plenty who think it wouldn't be, and some of those actually make sure of it on various phones.
     
  13. steve23094 macrumors 68020

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    Well... given that Apple agrees with me I guess I ‘win’. You can’t have it on your iPhone.

    PS. On my daily commute I see absolutely truckloads of people watching video on their mobile phones, never once have I seen anybody using PiP. So it can’t be that popular.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's not about winning, it's about what Apple has decided. It also doesn't mean that it's necessarily the right or the best thing as Apple has certainly changed things over time that they didn't provide before for one reason or another (or perhaps even no particular reason at all).
     
  15. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    I will say that PIP on my 10.5” iPad Pro is of limited use as the window is so small (maybe 2” diagonal) as to make it almost impossible to see what is going on. The ability to resize the PIP screen would help greatly on the iPad, and would make it more usable on the Plus/Max phones, should Apple allow it.
     
  16. steve23094 macrumors 68020

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    It is when it comes to differing opinions.
     
  17. Pdmes macrumors newbie

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    If this was the case, it will be plenty of posts of people on this forum complaining about battery drops and phones getting hot. Without even knowing why
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure that's how opinions work in a case like this. But that's really either here nor there in terms of this discussion. So, yeah, sure, winning.
     
  19. T Coma macrumors 6502

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    Soon enough, if not already.

    Nah, the faithful will be saved since they know Tim Cook can walk on water.
     
  20. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    You do realize you can change the size. Use it on my IPP 12.9 all the time ....
    Two finger size change.
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    Why? Do it on my Android all the time. Well, split screen, not true pip.
    Has minimal negative effect on the battery.
     
  21. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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  22. KGB7 Suspended

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    And then people will start suing Apple, because their eyesight was ruined from spending too much time on a small device.

    You might be young and healthy now, but when you get in to your 40s, you’ll use small screen devices far less.
     
  23. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Oh come on!! I’m in my 50’s and use split screen on my Razer. Wish my 8+ had it.
    btw - they do make reading glasses :D
     
  24. KGB7 Suspended

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    Not everyone’s eyes are equally built. In my experience, even with glasses, there is too much strain on the eyes when using a small screen for extended periods of time. I’ve noticed this on the first day, when I switched from 15 inch screen laptop to a laptop with a 13 inch screen. Maybe I should eat more carrots.
     
  25. TheMountainLife macrumors member

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    Ahh speculated excuses. Key word OP used was "multitasking". The option would be nice, doesn't have to be used if you think the screen is too small. PIP is nice to bounce to another app and not have whatever you're watching pause or drop out of memory and require a refresh. There's been plenty times I've watched Netflix/Twitch and browsed reddit at the same time or responded to an email on both my iPad Mini and S9+.
     

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