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Apple to Release iPad Split Screen Support, iOS 8, iPhone 6 and Compact iPod: What to Expect

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May 26
11:08 AM 2014

The latter part of the year has always been a major period for Apple. Throughout the years, the company has been releasing major products and services starting at the second half of the year. According to recent reports and analysts' predictions, Apple will be releasing the iOS 8, iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6 among others. What can people expect? 

Apple announced previously that it will be focusing on two major products this coming Worldwide Developers Conference: the iOS 8 and the OS X Mavericks. According to 9to5Mac, Apple plans on including a multitasking support feature in the iOS 8 to enhance the productivity of the iPad. The split-screen feature will allow users to open and view two applications simultaneously on the iPad screen. This will change the "unitask" orientation of the tablet promising people more things to accomplish. 

The multitasking feature will also allow developers to create programs that can interact easily with each other. People can drag content from one program to another conveniently. Transferring materials like videos, images and text will also be easier. Apple could be offering the "XPC" support feature in its mobile operating system soon. 

Most predictions agree that Apple will release two versions of the iPhone 6 later this year. Business Insider further supports the idea of a 4.7-inch iPhone through several leaked photos. The leaked images came from a Chinese social networking site called Weibo. According to the images, the dimensions of the iPhone 6 render measure around 4.7-inches. The backlighting components have also been revealed in the photos. 

Lastly, Patently Apple reported about a patent granted to Apple about a compact media player or iPod design. The design has not been released yet so it is likely that Apple may release a music player featuring the design components of the patent soon. Apple has not made any final announcements yet on the products and services mentioned. 

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