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Apple iPad-selling scheme could make yours obsolete

Apple iPad-selling scheme could make yours obsolete
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Did you catch my coverage of Apple's big announcements at the WWDC? I was disappointed by the lack of innovation, but there was some interesting news about the iPad. Apple is hoping the news will help them sell more iPads, but I don't think you're going to like the reason why.

Apple's head of software, Craig Federighi, presented "Slide Over," "Split View" and "Picture in Picture" at the WWDC on Monday. These three components make up a bigger Multitasking initiative available in iOS 9.

With Picture in Picture, your video or FaceTime session will scale down to the corner of your screen so you can use other apps while watching your video.

With Slide Over, you can open a second app without closing the first, and with Split View, you can view two apps at the same time. For example, you can keep Google Maps open while surfing for vacation destinations on online.

But here's the big catch: Split View is only available for the iPad Air 2, which is Apple's latest iPad released last fall. It retails for $500.

Despite being the largest tablet seller in the world, Apple's iPad sales continue to drop.

Could this be a ploy to sell more iPads?

Next page: Find out why it could be.
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