ipad mini split view

The upcoming iPad mini 4 will likely be powerful enough to support the Split View multitasking feature in iOS 9. 9to5Mac points to a resource file discovered by developer Hamza Sood in OS X El Capitan that depicts an iPad mini with two apps running side-by-side.

Additionally, a tool in El Capitan allows developers to simulate an iPad mini 3 running Safari in Split View mode, even though the device does not currently support the feature. Combined, this evidence suggests that Apple is preparing to launch a powerful 8-inch tablet.

As of now, the only device that supports iOS 9’s Split View feature is the iPad Air 2, which features a robust A8X processor and 2GB of RAM. So you’d think that the internal hardware of the fourth-genernation iPad mini would have to either meet or exceed these specs.

We’ve heard few details about the internals of the iPad mini 4 thus far, but there has been some reports regarding its external design. According to recently-leaked CAD drawings, the tablet has been slimmed down to just 6.1mm thick and looks a lot like the larger Air.

Apple is expected to announce the new iPad mini, alongside a new Air and possibly the long-rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro, at a press event on Wednesday, September 9.

Source: 9to5Mac

  • It just better, with its upgraded internals and such.. it needs to actually be worth $100 more than the last gen this time around.

    • rockdude094

      Im sorry what ?

      • it better be worth being $100 more then the 3rd gen mini. Because the mini 3 wasn’t worth being $100 more then the mini 2 and they were selling them both at the same time.

  • Blip dude

    Hate to be the buzzkill but was this supposed to be a surprise?? I’m pretty sure it is a given that any new gen iPad from here on is going to support this.

  • Faisal

    I guess iPhone 6s plus too

  • Joostiphone

    I’m pretty sure that my iPad 2 to on a jailbroken iOS 9 will do the trick. Yes with some lag perhaps, but I can live with that.

  • Alfred Stephen

    I think it would be using A8X instead of A9X or whatever processor the next iPad Air would be using because it is the cheaper option and Apple wouldn’t want a cheaper iPad cannibalise the market for the flagship iPad model.