Extra hour of phone battery: big
"Seeeing addition of 1 hour of typical use on iphone."
Now, I wonder what this points to for next "iPad Pro." seems to paint the way.
"We've taken the core frameworks we use for drawing on the system and put them on top of Metal. 1.6X improvements in animations and scrolling)
Makes sense, since Air 2 has more RAM and extra core processor.
Picture in Picture is on all recent iPads as well. Split view is the limited one
iPad Air 2 the only one to get true split-screen multitasking.
Split view only on iPad Air 2
"Slideover for iPad Air, Air 2, and other newer ones."
"Twitter able to do it in minutes."
"We provide developer APIs to let your apps work this way. Good news is you've already done most of this work. If adopted auto layout."
"iOS 9 devliers this great app switcher. That's avialble on iPhone as well. on iPad have slideover so can bring in apps from the side. Split view. And of course picture in picture."
picture-in-picture would be nice for video baby monitors
Huge cheers for this feature
Yep. (Samsung devices have touted this for years, it's nice)
"When watching a video, I may decide I want to look something up. Can do picture in picture."
Are we going to see PIP video next?
Multitasking in the context of something we do often on our iPads, which is watch ESPN.
"I want to buy an ice chest. on second thought I should borrow one. Tap and make selection. Type borrow."
"This give me an opportunity to show you what's new with the QuickType keyboard."
"Maps. ... I'm able to stay focused in both apps side by side."
Pinned apps stay on side. iPad needed this.
"Now Notes is actually pinned to the side now. I'm going to show you what happens when I switch apps. Those four finger gestures continue to work. swipe way back into safari. links work. tap on link and safari loads it on the side. can adjust split. and can tap on links to other apps."
"I'm going to bring in the new Notes app. Now I'm in split view. both are competely active. For the first time ever, multi app, multitouch. I can move them both at the same time."
"From top I can pull down and bring in other applications."
"With just a single finger swipe from side, can slide it in ... to check messages and go back to Safari."
"So let's start here on my iPad. Double tap on home button. See new task swticher. big, full screen previews of all the apps."
(iPad Air 2 so very capable of multitasking...needs this software to take next step)