I would go even further, the PIP video seems -very- iOS like to me. There are countless example of a window popping on top of your application (both modal and non-modal) Granted they are typically in app or system or services related but the concept (of a window floating in a plane above your app) already seems very familiar to me in iOS (even more so than the concept of sliding panes use for running apps side by side which seems very different. Not bad mind you, but new)
coolfactor wrote: »
Does this work with FaceTime or Skype? If not, what a huge missed opportunity.
ascii wrote: »
With this feature the iPad gets it's first window, and with iCloud Drive it gets a user visible filesystem (albeit a remote one). It's becoming a fully fledged computer.
If you read my post again, you'll see I said "If not"... so it's not an actual criticism. I was stating how I *would* feel if it wasn't supported. I don't have an iOS 9 device to try it out on.
Next time, why not just be a good sport and answer my question. Just a thought.
thewhitefalcon wrote: »
It also gives purpose to the Air 2's impressive internals, because iOS as it is definitely didn't need a tri-core CPU and eight core GPU.
dewme wrote: »
I'm disappointed that the original iPad Air didn't make the cut for multitasking support, only PIP. It's a pretty beefy unit but I guess the scrimping on RAM may have been its downfall. Still, I'd expect a highly motivated embedded software developer worth his salt would have found a way to not only make it work on the Air but work very well. I wonder if Apple has any Woz-like geniuses in their iOS ranks who can handle problems like this? It's not like competing platforms haven't been able to pull off similar capability on lesser hardware than the original iPad Air. Maybe I'm overly optimistic or biased by wishful thinking but seeing what I consider to be an extremely capable platform not make the cut is very disappointing.
Though, like DED has said in some of the AI podcasts, when I am using my Mac I usually have a lot of things open and going on at once (at the moment 6 programs all open and visible at once), more than just the 2 + a video supported by the iPad. So I would feel a bit cramped on an iPad still.
Why, so you can watch a 1.6”x0.9” video?
yawn..... My Galaxy S4 did this in 2013. S6 edge does it today. Why limit this to the iPad when it's clearly a software feature that would work on any device?
Galaxy S3, 2012.
Can it run Crysis? Can it run Photoshop CS6? Can it play DVDs? Doesn't even have a USB port!
Works on the Samsung Galaxy S3 from 2012 though
That means no YouTube, it doesn't support background playback.
And Googs is unlikely to support it. They can't have you hiding ads off screen.
I can do this on my S6 edge.. either split view or run any app in a pop up window.
Embedded video is actually supported by PiP.
Replace youtu.be/ or youtube.com/watch?v= with youtube.com/embed/
Doesn't work in Mobile Safari if the YouTube app is installed - uninstall it or use a third party browser.