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Free floating windows demonstrated on the iPad

One of the more interesting things we’ve seen in this version (3.2 beta 3) of the iPad is the Accessibility Inspector in the settings.   When you activate this a little black window with a rainbow title bar shows up that you can drag around for a second before it disappears and never shows up again. 

This shows that there is some kind of free floating window support in the iPad OS even if we haven’t seen it demonstrated yet.  As an “Accessibility Inspector” this may be a system utility that stays open as you flip through applications.  So far though, it disappears after a few seconds and crashes the Sim after being moved around.

Update: Woops: this has been there since 3.0

Below you can see what happens when it is dragged around the display.


It crashes the sim.

Thanks to reader Stephen for the heads up!

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