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Rumors about Apple bringing split-screen multitasking are getting more credibility. Game and app developer Steve Troughton-Smith reports that he has discovered code in the updated Springboard on iOS 8 that will allow Apple iPad tablets to run two apps side by side
These apps can either be split in a ratio of 50:50 or 25:75. This mode would only work in landscape mode and show up as a single screen when accessed via the multitasking menu. The code isn’t fully ready and optimized for use yet and hence isn’t used by the system, but is surely there.
This feature wouldn’t be available on the smaller iPad Mini or iPhones but would be present on the 9.7″ iPads or bigger iPads in the future. Does this make the iPad more desirable in your opinion, Samsung’s phones and tablets have had this for a while.
So… just in case there was any doubt left… iOS 8’s SpringBoard has code to run two apps side-by-side. 1/4 size, 1/2 size, or 3/4 size
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) June 9, 2014
As competitors running the competing Android OS continue to get more dense screens, the Apple iPad Mini is long overdue for a ‘Retina’ packing version, which is precisely what Apple apparently had planned, but now there’s delays.