Multi-user support may come to the iPad

Published Date
10 - May - 2012
| Last Updated
10 - May - 2012
Multi-user support may come to the iPad

The iPad is probably the most monogamist relationship you can ever have with any device. It syncs with just one Apple account and using a friend’s Apple ID to install apps is a messy affair. But all that may just change in the future. Apple Insider has reported that Apple is aware of the lack of multi-user support on iPad as a 'known issue' and it is 'being investigated'.

The Cupertino giant is aware of the request for multi user support that is coming in from developers and their engineer’s are looking into the matter. The official response from Apple Developer Connection's Worldwide Developer Relations team to the developers concern about multi-user support says, "After further investigation it has been determined that this is a known issue, which is currently being investigated by engineering".  

Multi-user support isn’t a new concept for Apple. The company has been looking into the matter since the launch of the first generation iPad way back in 2010.

Whether or not the iPad will support multiple users remains to be seen. Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will take place from June 11th to June 15th and we expect the big A to make quite a few announcements there. For starters we will see more details of their new OS Mountain Lion and hopefully some early preview of iOS 6 and maybe the new iPhone. Maybe we will see multi-user support make an appearance in the new OS?

Apple recently launched its third generation iPad in India. If you are interested in picking up one, you can read our review here.

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Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.