iOS 8 Could Give the iPad Split-Screen Capabilities

The difference in screen size between the Apple iPad Air and the Microsoft Surface tablets aren’t really that big and yet only the Surface tablet is capable of running two apps side by side. But with iOS 8, that may all soon change once the Cupertino-based company announces its next-generation operating system for its phones and tablets…



The difference in screen size between the Apple iPad Air and the Microsoft Surface tablets aren’t really that big and yet only the Surface tablet is capable of running two apps side by side. But with iOS 8, that may all soon change once the Cupertino-based company announces its next-generation operating system for its phones and tablets.

According to a report by 9to5Mac, the next major iOS update will gain the ability to use two applications simultaneously in a 50-50 screen configuration. And just to up the stakes, Apple might also allow the two apps running side-by-side to interact with each other. The company is reportedly working on tools that will allow developers to let their apps share information with other apps.

Unfortunately, the rumour is only applicable to larger iPads and will work only on landscape mode, so the iPad Mini might be left out when it comes to having this feature. Apple’s annual developer conference – WWDC is scheduled to happen next month so we’ll probably hear more about iOS 8 there.

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