iOS 9 Beta Brings Multitasking Features to iPad

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  1. teamxxlp

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    The latest models of iPad can now access the iOS 9 beta, which brings some multitasking features to the tablets. Multiwindow functionality is now possible on some apps, and it's expected to expand to all apps moving forward. A picture-in-picture video feature is available, too. Perhaps the most unique thing is that you can turn the touchscreen keyboard into a cursor for certain apps, which is something that hasn't been done in many mobile devices in the past. It's definitely a refreshing update that makes the iPad run like new again.
     
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    This sounds wonderful about multi-tasking! I am guilty of this and always feel like I must multi-task or else I wasted my time online. I just updated my iPad to 8.4 and experienced some apps like Netflix, Hulu, and PBS shut down on me randomly. It is such a pain! I will wait until I am forced to update again!
     
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    Luckily, iOS 9 is just a beta at the moment. It brings some great tablet features to the table, although I haven't seen what it does for iPhone models. iOS 8 was definitely a lackluster update for most users, despite the fact that it brought a LOT of new features to Apple devices. The execution was just poor with how many problems users experienced. Apple's work with iOS 9 should be a major attempt to rectify the ill feelings created by its last OS update!
     
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    Hopefully in the future they can also do something about the battery life of all their products! I am just sick of having to plug them in all the time if I use the devices, especially my phone. One conversation then my battery needs to be charged, and forced me to carry a car charger too just in case. I remember back then, some of the phones I had lasted for days with batteries, but then again, cellphones were just for making calls or texting :)
     
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    The thing that you have to remember is that Apple tends to put fairly small batteries into its smartphones. For the iPad Air 2, a smaller battery from its predecessor was used without killing battery life too much. The iPhone 6 has a <2,000 mAh battery, and the iPhone 6 Plus has a 2,900ish mAh battery, so there's room for improvement there. Apple has done a good job of maximizing battery life for the battery sizes it uses, and a larger battery would boost the battery life noticeably on devices. The company hesitates to do that because of the slight bulk it would add to each device.
     

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