iOS 8 split-screen mode demonstrated on an iPad
Developer found code for split-screen functionality buried in iOS 8
Apple has baked in app-resizing capabilities into iOS 8, giving users hope that multitasking will appear in some form on devices such as the iPad.
Developer Steven Troughton-Smith found code hidden in the iOS 8 iPad Simulator and recorded the split-screen function at work.
The feature is similar to the multitasking found in Windows 8.x devices such as the Microsoft Surface. It is unknown whether Apple will allow end-users to manually resize apps or whether they will just be able to run apps side-by-side at a pre-determined size.
The video also shows that apps may be able to be resized to fill a quarter or three quarters of the screen as well as half.
Apple announced iOS 8 at WWDC and the split-screen functionality was tipped to be unveiled at the event. However, the firm made no mention of it, leading to industry watchers conclude it was still being tested.
iOS 8 is due in autumn 2014, so the split-screen functionality for the iPad could still be included or it may be saved for released in future iOS updates.
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