“iOS 9 introduces some exciting new features, and one of the most interesting is Split View, which allows you to use two apps at the same time on your tablet,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes for ZDNet.
“But there’s a catch, which is that in order to make use this feature you’ll need the newest iPad, the iPad Air 2,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “Two things separate the iPad Air 2 from the earlier iPads. The first of those differences is that the iPad Air 2 is the first iPad to feature 2GB of RAM (it’s predecessor had 1GB). The other difference is that it is the first iPad to feature a triple-core processor, giving it more horsepower.”
“One question that I have is this — is this limitation based on hardware, or it is an arbitrary limitation that Apple has imposed to sell more iPads? ” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “Whatever the reason, if you want to use two apps simultaneously, the price of entry is a new iPad Air 2.”
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MacDailyNews Take: iPad Air 2 owners – enjoy. Owners of older iPads, of whom there are many, might want to consider waiting a few months for Apple’s next-gen iPads – they’re going to be very hot-sellers!