iOS 9 announced

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by scifan57, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. scifan57

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    Apple has just announced iOS 9 at the WWDC Keynote and it will support all devices capable of running iOS 8, including the iPad 2. This means that on the public release of iOS 9 in September, the iPad 2 will have been through 6 major iOS versions, from iOS 4 to iOS 9.
     
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    One of the tentpole features of iOS 9 is supposed to be performance improvements; which means it is possible (just possible, not inevitable) that iOS 9 may even improve responsiveness in the iPad 2.
     
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    I guess we'll find out when the first people install it on an iPad 2. I expect we'll hear fairly soon about how the iPad 2 performs as I'm sure that someone is already installing the beta version on their iPad 2.
     
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    Here's the new split screen mode on the iPad Air 2.
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    It doesn't work with all apps yet, I expect that will improve as we get closer to the public release in September.
     
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    Guess I'm going to have to buy a new iPad next revision. I was thinking of going three years with the Air 1, but I can see now I'm really going to want the split screen feature. It will be difficult waiting another 6 months or more for it, but I'm not going to buy an iPad Air 2 then hate myself for missing out on whatever new hardware comes out.

    In the mean time I guess Slideover will have to do.
     
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    I recently bought an iPad Air 2 and that split screen functionality looks darn nice. Can't wait!
     
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    But will the iPad 2 support the split screen function? I see a few reviews saying the iPad2 might even see a performance increase over IOS 8x.
     
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    Split screen only works with the iPad Air 2.
     
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    Yeah, probably a RAM limitation.
     

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