1. konjis1's Avatar
    I wonder if Apple will extend that split screen multitasking option to the 6+?
    06-09-2015 02:10 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Remains to be seen... perhaps on the model released this fall...
    06-09-2015 02:19 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Aren't there like two different things? One is actually being able to have split-screen multitasking and the other is just a slide over to peek at something like a message.

    Probably going to be reserved as a selling point for the 6S+
    06-09-2015 02:40 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I know I heard him say it would be available on the iPhone too as part of iOS 9. But he didn't give more than that. It could mean only an iPhone with 2 gb of RAM. I say that because the iPad 2 it will be on has 2 gigs of RAM. But that may mean nothing. Maybe all with 4.7" screens and up. Could the split screen be managed on a 4" screen? And is the 4s getting iOS 9? We need more rumor leaks.


    06-09-2015 03:36 PM
  5. Pale Wraith's Avatar
    I know I heard him say it would be available on the iPhone too as part of iOS 9. But he didn't give more than that. It could mean only an iPhone with 2 gb of RAM. I say that because the iPad 2 it will be on has 2 gigs of RAM. But that may mean nothing. Maybe all with 4.7" screens and up. Could the split screen be managed on a 4" screen? And is the 4s getting iOS 9? We need more rumor leaks.


    I think any split screen would be limited to the 6 Plus like the dual pane. Any iPhone that can run iOS 8 will get iOS 9.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus
    06-09-2015 05:53 PM
  6. finn5975's Avatar
    I know I heard him say it would be available on the iPhone too as part of iOS 9. But he didn't give more than that. It could mean only an iPhone with 2 gb of RAM. I say that because the iPad 2 it will be on has 2 gigs of RAM. But that may mean nothing. Maybe all with 4.7" screens and up. Could the split screen be managed on a 4" screen? And is the 4s getting iOS 9? We need more rumor leaks.


    I think I know what part of the presentation you are talking about. It Is at the 1 hour 6 minute mark. Right after he finished talking about multitasking, the new app switcher appeared on the screen and he said "so iOS 9 delivers this great app switcher and that's available on iPhone as well". It transitions so quickly that you think he talking about the slide view and multitasking things he just covered. But sadly he's not. Just a new app switcher.
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    06-09-2015 06:15 PM
  7. Tytanious's Avatar
    I'd like to assume that the 6 Plus S will get the A8X and I desperately hope that it gets true multitasking as well. I definitely think the screen is large enough. I would be so happy to scroll through Twitter while on Safari or Facebook.
    06-09-2015 10:07 PM
  8. mikeo007's Avatar
    I'd be happy with picture-in-picture on the 6s. Split screen multi-tasking seems neat on a bigger screen, but seems very confined on a small screen.
    06-11-2015 08:05 AM
  9. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I have no interest in split-screen multitasking on my iPhone; however, the "slide over to peek at something" like BreakingKayfabe mentioned would be nice.
    06-11-2015 08:34 AM
  10. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I would love the split window. Love it on my Note.
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    06-11-2015 12:57 PM
  11. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I would love the split window. Love it on my Note.
    That's the one feature I miss from the Note 3.
    06-11-2015 08:23 PM
  12. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Yah it's an awesome feature.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    06-12-2015 02:51 AM
  13. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I'd like to assume that the 6 Plus S will get the A8X and I desperately hope that it gets true multitasking as well. I definitely think the screen is large enough. I would be so happy to scroll through Twitter while on Safari or Facebook.
    The iPhone already has "true" multitasking. It has the ability to do more than one thing at a time. Listening to iTunes while using Safari. That's the definition of multitasking.
    06-12-2015 07:06 AM
  14. Scatabrain's Avatar
    The iPhone already has "true" multitasking. It has the ability to do more than one thing at a time. Listening to iTunes while using Safari. That's the definition of multitasking.
    What you can do in the background is very limited. True, or lets call it unrestricted to be precise, multitasking is not allowed on phones to conserve battery life. If reading about it in dev documentation isn't your thing, listen to this weeks Accidental Tech Podcast. They talk about how limited it is and why it is that way.

    Playing audio in the background is the only thing that works that way. Other background tasks are limited to short timeframes at limited intervals to prevent resource hogging by an app.
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    06-12-2015 08:17 AM
  15. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    Aren't there like two different things? One is actually being able to have split-screen multitasking and the other is just a slide over to peek at something like a message.

    Probably going to be reserved as a selling point for the 6S+
    So, sort of like the Blackberry Hub?
    06-12-2015 08:48 AM
  16. mikeo007's Avatar
    What you can do in the background is very limited. True, or lets call it unrestricted to be precise, multitasking is not allowed on phones to conserve battery life. If reading about it in dev documentation isn't your thing, listen to this weeks Accidental Tech Podcast. They talk about how limited it is and why it is that way.

    Playing audio in the background is the only thing that works that way. Other background tasks are limited to short timeframes at limited intervals to prevent resource hogging by an app.
    Yup. The device and OS are totally capable of "unrestricted" (I call it free-for-all) multitasking; it is a derivative of OS X after all. But developers can't really be trusted to respect soft (not enforced) limits on resource usage. So Apple has taken the approach of giving developers specific APIs that Apple themselves create and curate, that respect limited resource usage, but also offer up solutions for most use cases. Its a much better design and provides for a much better and consistent user experience.

    Using these APIs you have a few options as a developer. You can do whatever you want in the background for a short period of time (about 10 mins IIRC) after which your app is forced to terminate. If your background work is going to take longer than that, or needs to happen indefinitely, you have the options of using one of Apple's pre-built APIs for things like: GPS navigation, audio, uploads and downloads, background refresh, push, and now also video. You can complete almost any conceivable workflow using these APIs, but you're also forced to respect the resource limits of a mobile device. Android also takes a very similar approach for the most part.

    This new split screen multitasking doesn't even break these rules, the only thing that's different is that 2 apps can now have focus at the same time. Once you swipe one off the screen, it goes back to following the same rules as all other background apps.
    06-12-2015 08:55 AM
  17. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    Did Apple think this up? Innovative stuff!!
    06-13-2015 02:14 PM
  18. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Who is saying Apple thought this up? Where did Apple say that they thought this up?


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    06-13-2015 06:54 PM
  19. qbnkelt's Avatar
    So, sort of like the Blackberry Hub?
    I think you mean like Peek not the Hub.

    If Apple eve implements the Hub I hope it looks better than the hot mess in blackberry.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    06-13-2015 06:57 PM
  20. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Who is saying Apple thought this up? Where did Apple say that they thought this up?


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    ***** Android fanboys always say this crap.
    06-18-2015 09:00 AM
  21. qbnkelt's Avatar
    It's like it's all they can hang onto.
    I could care less who did it first. I haven't got the rights to revenue from it. I care who does it B E S T. And Apple always seems to nail it out of the ballpark with the notable exception of Maps, where Google reigns supreme.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
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    06-18-2015 09:05 AM
  22. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Android fanboys think that split screen windowing is an Android thing, as well as NFC and wireless charging. Honestly, I think Android fanboys think Android was the first OS ever.
    06-18-2015 09:06 AM
  23. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Sorry, I forgot to add widgets to that list as well.
    06-18-2015 09:07 AM
  24. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I like Android. I like my Note 4. But I don't like fanboism or platform wars. And the inanity of who did what first is ridiculously immature.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
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    06-18-2015 10:05 AM
  25. thebizz's Avatar
    I like Android. I like my Note 4. But I don't like fanboism or platform wars. And the inanity of who did what first is ridiculously immature.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    I'm with you in the not caring who did what first. It's more important in who did it better. I like that Apple will develops features behind closed doors and will not release them until they are right. Where as on android you may get a half baked feature and it takes a few updates or years for it to function properly( priority notifications). But I would add Notification Center to one of those things that Apple hasn't gotten right yet and needs to continue tweaking.
    06-19-2015 01:16 AM
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