WRITTEN BY Tina ON July 24, 2015
According to new details from 9to5Mac, it seems that Apple is working on several significant software and hardware updates to reinvigorate the tablet over the next year. And Apple is developing a dual-app viewing mode iPad which supports for multi-user logins, and the 12-inch iPads code-named J98 and J99 are also being developed.
Sources say that Apple will reveal the split-screen iPad model at the Apple Worldwide developers Conference next month.
According to 9to5Mac, the dual-app viewing mode will be applied to iOS 9 system which is the current system on the latest iPad. The latest plans suggest that the split-screen mode will support 1/2, 1/3 and 2/3 view depending on the apps. When split, the screen can either display two different apps side-by-side, or multiple views of the same app. This would enable iPad users to view two separate Safari tabs, or compare a pair of Pages documents at the same time. However, sources point out that the feature could still be pulled before next month’s conference.
Although Apple is testing the split-screen feature for the latest iPad models, some say that the testing is actually made for the 12-inch iPad models. So it is very likely that Apple will put off the announcement of this new iPad so as to wait for the release of its new hardware. The news from 9to5Mac claims that Apple is now testing two 12-inch iPad models codenamed J98 and J99. They have been called as “iPad Pro” because of their bigger size. Because the software have not been fully developed yet, so people still don’t know when the new iPad will be released.
Reports from 9to5Mac also say that Apple is developing a new feature for iPad which enable multiple users to log on at the same time which means one iPad can be shared by several users. But they can only manage their own apps, documents and media data.