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Apple Hints That Multiple User Support Coming to the iPad

by Brandon Russell | May 8, 2012May 8, 2012 3:45 pm PST

Multiple user support on the iPad — say, for big families — is a problem. It doesn’t exist. One iPad, one account, and that’s it. But Apple may be working on a fix, if an email is to be believed.

In a response to a developer, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Relations said it’s looking into the matter. “After further investigation it has been determined that this is a known issue, which is currently being investigated by engineering,” the reply said.

The email doesn’t outright confirm such a feature is coming, but it’s not hard to fathom something hitting in the future. Sharing was supposedly a major focal point for Apple during the first iPad’s development, The Wall Street Journal said, and with the device being met so well among consumers, it’s probably only a matter of time.

Apple’s WWDC is right around the corner, giving the company the perfect platform to announce such a feature. Nothing’s guaranteed, however, so we’ll just have to wait and see. The device’s storage constraints don’t exactly lend themselves to being the single device for a family of five or six, especially considering apps for the new iPad are larger due to the device’s increased screen resolution.

[via CNET]

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...