One of the most interesting things in Apple’s next mobile operating system, iOS 9, is definitely the SplitView mode that lets users run two tasks simultaneously, side by side. SplitView is only supported on the iPad Air 2 but if you prefer a smaller-sized iPad instead, it looks like the feature will be coming to the next generation iPad mini.
Developer Hamza Sood recently found a resource file in the Safari browser on the upcoming Mac OS X El Capitan, which allow developers to simulate SplitView on an iPad mini 3. Since SplitView is not officially supported on the device, the code could be preparing developers for the iPad mini 4.
iOS 9 was officially unveiled about two months ago at WWDC 2015. While split screen is found on a lot of existing mobile devices, this is the first time ever Apple is implementing such feature on its tablet. It allows users to make full use of the larger screen size and work on two apps at the same time.
Apple is believed to be hosting an event on 9 September 2015, whereby the company will not only announce the next generation iPhones (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus), but also new iPads and hopefully, the 12.9” iPad Pro that has been brewing in the rumour mill for the longest time now.
Will a new SplitView feature convince you to get a new iPad?