Apple’s upcoming iPad mini 4 may feature split-screen multitasking, a key iOS 9 feature that initially looked set only to work on the current iPad Air 2 model.
Resource files discovered within Safari on a beta version of Apple’s OS X El Capitan desktop software appear to show off plans for an ‘iPad mini rotated half screen’, featuring two separate apps running side–by–side.
There are options for developers to simulate the same split-screen tool on a Mac. This is currently listed under the iPad mini 3 option for devs, despite it being a device which cannot handle split-screen duties due to its older processor.
That suggests that it will be the newer iPad getting the split-screen treatment.
Rumours emerged recently of Apple plotting a major iPad mini refresh for this autumn, with a slimmer design and improved internal specs.
The company is said to be planning on showing off its new iPad line-up, including the much–vaunted iPad Pro, at a September 9th press call. It is also expected to reveal its long–awaited iPhone update at the same time.
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