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iOS 8 Rumors: Apple could add split-screen multitasking to iPad


One desired feature that iOS faithful have been looking for is split-screen multitasking. According to one report from 9to5Mac, iPad users may very well get what they’ve been wanting.

Rivals Microsoft have taken cheap shots at Apple for not having the feature. Split-screen multitasking is a feature that Microsoft already features on their Surface tablets.

According to the report, the feature will open the door for more features for developers too:

In addition to allowing for two iPad apps to be used at the same time, the feature is designed to allow for apps to more easily interact, according to the sources. For example, a user may be able to drag content, such as text, video, or images, from one app to another. Apple is said to be developing capabilities for developers to be able to design their apps to interact with each other. This functionality may mean that Apple is finally ready to enable “XPC” support in iOS, which means that developers could design App Store apps that could share content.

It is a feature that will be a huge bonus for those who work in the business and enterprise industries and very well could improve the functionality of the iPad in a classroom.

(H/T: 9to5Mac)

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  • Jacob Long

    This would be a big one in the Android vs. iOS battle. Samsung has been offering it and does dominate the Android tablet market, but can’t be counted as an “Android” feature. Apple has dominated tablets, but had started to lose some market share. They might gain it right back, at least among high-end purchasers.

    • Bryant Douglass

      This is a feature long overdue from Apple IMO. As a college student, I can’t wait for this feature if it is more than a rumor.