Prior to Apple announced iOS 8 at WWDC, there had been plenty of chatter that a new split-screen mode was on its method to the iPad which would allow two apps to run side-by-side in a comparable method to the feature offered by Microsoft’s Area tablet.

iOS 8 multitasking concept

As the opening keynote of WWDC came and went, no reference was constructed from this rumored feature, but now that iOS 8 is in the hands of property developers, reference of the split-screen mode has actually been found throughout the Software program Development Kit that Apple provides.

With then news that Apple is undoubtedly at the very least considering a split-screen method for applications operating on an iPad, property developer Steve Troughton-Smith went about attempting to locate it. If your memory is a good one, you might recall that Troughton-Smith is the guy that located the CarPlay interface concealed inside iOS 7, so he’s obtained form for this sort of thing and, certainly, he’s procured applications to run in a split-screen configuration in the iOS simulator on a Mac.

More accurately, he’s procured an application to work on a section of the display, instead compared to filling it. Being able to in fact run two apps instantly currently refers him, but we would not be startled if he managed it one way or another.

In its current state, the simulator enables a two-fingered dragging motion to resize the currently running application to make sure that it takes up either 1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 of the display, leaving the rest for, we presume, one more application. This included performance could not have been revealed at WWDC considering that Apple is awaiting new, greater powered or just larger iPads to be revealed that can make use of the feature. With that said not anticipated up until later this year, it’s possible Apple is attempting to keeping the feature quiet till then.


It’s likewise feasible that the attribute has been tinned yet not removed from the beta develop of iOS 8 as yet. We ‘d love to view true side-by-side multitasking concerned iOS and the iPad though, so we’ve obtained all our numbers crossed that the function hasn’t been canned in any way.

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