Developer Discovers Split-Screen Multitasking in Apple’s iOS 8 Coding

Developer Discovers Split-Screen Multitasking in Apple's iOS 8 Coding (Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference last week, many fans were let down when the tech giant did not introduce the split-screen option for the iPad, a feature that many have been patiently waiting for.

Developer Steve Troughton-Smith noted via Twitter on Monday that Apple’s coding suggests that the multitasking feature is under development.

“So…just in case there was any doubt left…iOS 8’s SpringBoard has code to run two apps side-by-side. ¼ size, ½ size, or ¾ size,” says his Twitter post. “Side-by-side apps show as a single ‘screen’ in the App Switcher.”

When rumors first emerged of the new functionality, many speculated that the feature would allow users to not only run multiple apps simultaneously, but enable users to drag text, video, and images from one app to another.  Numerous reports suggested that the feature would available exclusively in landscape mode for the 9.7-inch iPad.

iOS 8 is due to be released this fall.