"iOS 9 changes the iPad, especially the Air 2"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
iOS 9 changes the iPad, especially the Air 2
This may just look like a regular iPad, but it's actually running iOS 9. The iOS 9 Public Beta is available now, and this is the first time Apple has allowed a public beta for its operating system.
If you wanna explore it, you can.
It actually has a couple of features on the iPad That have been long overdue and are really exciting.
Here are the top ones.
You can actually multi-task now, but you need an iPad Air 2 in order to do this.
It's called split view, and it's a lot like what you may have seen on Samsung tablets.
You can do it on Windows laptops.
You can now do it on an Ipad.
You can put two apps side by side.
Snap them together, and you can do two things at once.
It only works with a core set of Apple apps at the moment, but will eventually be able to work with more apps.
There's also something called Slide Over, which is a little different.
You can swipe from the side and bring up a list of apps, and then you can tap to bring up that app and quickly respond to a message or check your e-mail.
And then, swipe right back into the app you were in before.
That's available on more iPad models.
There's also picture in picture.
Again you may have seen this on other tablets, but it pops out the video that you're looking at and allows you to resize it and move it around to a little window while you're working on other things.
Really nice in case you're watching something live, you just want to keep up on [UNKNOWN] at the same time.
Finally you can turn your keyboard into a track pad something that I've been looking for for years.
But it only works on the on-screen keyboard, you have to hold your two fingers down and then suddenly the cursor above can be moved around as you move your two fingers.
Apple has a new news app.
It works a lot like other news apps that you may have seen out there like Flipboard.
Apple Does look nicely laid out.
Doesn't work with all news sources yet.
But you can experiment with it and try looking at the layout.
Those are some of the key features on iOS 9 for the iPad.
There are a whole lot more, including better battery life and improved Siri.
You can check out those and more on CNET.
Good luck exploring.
I'm Scott Stein.
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