Apple file shows support for a split-screen view of Safari on next-gen iPad mini

“One of iOS 9’s marquee additions is support for split-screen applications on the iPad,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac. “This allows users to operate two iPad applications simultaneously, side-by-side. However, due to processor limitations of older iPad models, the full 50/50 split-view functionality is currently only present on the iPad Air 2 thanks to the device’s A8X processor.”

“However, with the help of developer Hamza Sood, we have discovered that the feature may soon be expanding to the iPad mini,” Gurman reports. “The resource file shown above from the upcoming OS X El Capitan’s Safari 9 browser shows support for a split-screen view of Safari on the iPad mini… we believe that the functionality is coming in a future iPad mini update.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote yesterday, we expect Apple to hit iPad very hard, very soon, with must have features which will unleash the pent-up iPad upgrade cycle (these things last forever!) and return the tablet standard-bearer to unit sales growth in short order.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Sarah” and “Dan King” for the heads up.]


  1. My iPad 3 – the first, thicker retina model and the last one that used the 30-pin dock connector – is still going strong. I have not measured its battery life, but it lasts for quite a few hours surfing the web and playing games.

    The iPad lasts a long time, so it is no surprise that iPad sales leveled off for a while. But there is pent-up demand and I believe that the upcoming iPad update will spur sales during the holiday season.

  2. a BETTER idea is STTILL……
    A MAC DOUBLE screen, with a screen on top, and on the bottom.
    Bottom screen could be used for a keyboard, but also an editing control, audio control, equalizer control etc.
    Has anyone seen MS Office for I-pad? the on-screen keyboard, covers up HALF THE SCREEN. S T U P I D !!!!!
    Better to use a laptop, or DOUBLE SCREEN MacPad.
    A spit screen, is NOT AS GOOD as, a MacPad DOUBLE SCREEN !!!!

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