Apparently the fruity cargo cult is expecting its fanboys to choose one of two 12 inch iPads. Jobs’ Mob is also planning two new features for its iPads – a split screen which will make a tablet like two phablets running side by side (hooray) and support for multi-user logins so that if an Apple fanboy gets a friend he can give them access to his Coldplay collection.
The split-screen applications feature, however, could be introduced at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference next month. The side-by-side feature for iOS 9 would be shown using currently available iPad models. When split, the screen could display two apps side-by-side or multiple views of the same app.
Of course the feature could still be pulled before next month’s conference or may be held back until the 12-inch tablet is announced.
No one knows when the 12 inch tablet will hit the shops – if it ever does. Apple is unlikely to release it unless the Tame Apple Press can whip up enough of a frenzy for people to buy it. It will be a hard sell. While a tablet might be nice, most people have woken up to the fact that a keyboardless netbook is one of the most useless things to buy since someone thought square hula-hoops were a good idea.