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WWDC ’15: Apple Improves Multi-Tasking For iPad In iOS 9

Apple’s iPad has been popular for casual uses like light gaming, social networking and watching videos, however for some, it’s more of a productivity tool used for getting work done.

For those users, the iPad has always lacked one thing: good multi-tasking functionality.

Today at WWDC 2015, Apple announced that iOS 9 will fix that with three features called Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture.

Slide Over

This feature allows you to swipe in from the right to bring in a second app window, without leaving the one you’re already in. With a quick swipe in and swipe out gesture, this feature will be super useful for quick notes or checking your Twitter timeline.

Split View

One of the features I’m most looking forward to, Split View gives you the flexibility of using two apps at the same time. It’s bound to be the most useful for productivity, allowing you to have your text-editing application open while researching the web, or write an email while referencing a document.

The caveat? You have to own an iPad Air 2.

Picture in Picture

Lastly, Picture in Picture gives you the ability to continue playing video content or a FaceTime session even when you exit that app’s window. Pressing the home button scales the video’s window into the corner of your display (which you can drag around), meaning you can continue to watch that important sports game while answering emails or messages.

For the full list of iOS 9 features, visit Apple’s website here.

I’m incredibly excited about these features but what do you guys think: will this new feature change the way you use your iPad right now?

Let me know in the comments!

By Fabio Virgi

I'm the Founder & Editor of Let's Talk Tech and a travel blog called Fab Meets World. Some people call me a geek, I think they're probably right. I'm fascinated by technology and innovation, love good design and own way too many gadgets for my own good. Want to connect? Get in touch on Twitter and Instagram.