iOS 8 Packs The Code for Split-Screen, It’s Just Not Activated Yet

A few days before WWDC, we heard rumours that iOS 8 will have the multi-tasking mode that will allow iPad users to use two apps simultaneously. However, when Apple unveiled iOS 8 last week, the split-screen functionality was missing. Luckily, it seems that this feature isn’t completely out of the picture yet. A developer has uncovered the existence of the split-screen mode’s code within the beta version…



A few days before WWDC, we heard rumours that iOS 8 will have the multi-tasking mode that will allow iPad users to use two apps simultaneously. However, when Apple unveiled iOS 8 last week, the split-screen functionality was missing.

Luckily, it seems that this feature isn’t completely out of the picture yet. A developer has uncovered the existence of the split-screen mode’s code within the beta version of iOS 8 giving hope to those looking forward to doing some multi-tasking on the iPad. According to Steve Troughton-Smith (the developer), the code reveals the ability to run the second app at 25%, 50% and 75% of the screen.

If we’re lucky, we could see the feature come with the final release of the operating system either in September of October alongside the launch of the company’s new devices. For now, we could at least take comfort that Apple was indeed working on the feature and that future generations of the iPad will almost certainly get it.

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