“Apple announced iOS 9 yesterday at WWDC, and the developer preview (beta version) also became available to anyone with an Apple Developer account,” Jim Lynch writes for CIO. “So I snagged a copy of the iOS 9 developer preview and installed it on my iPad Air 2 to check out some of the new features.”
“I’ll share my thoughts in more detail below, but my initial reaction to iOS 9 on the iPad Air 2 can be summed up with one word: Wow!” Lynch writes. “Yes, I have to admit that I’m very impressed with iOS 9 so far, and I’m quite shocked that a developer preview of iOS 9 is running so well on my iPad Air 2.”
“For a first beta, it seems far more stable than you’d expect, and the performance is quite good,” Lynch writes. “I can’t really convey how intuitive and easy it is to open another app while already using one. The way that Apple has set this up feels like the way that it should be done. You’ll notice this immediately when using Slide Over or Split View, they both work exactly as they should. Before actually using iOS 9, I was somewhat skeptical about how well these new features would work in a practical, day to day way. But Apple has done both features very well, and I think they are going to make a lot of people happy with Split View and Slide Over.”
Tons more, including many screenshots, in the full article – highly recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: We have a feeling that a lot of people are going to be using their iPads more and their Macs less. The move from trucks to cars is about to accelerate.