A few weeks back, folks over at 9to5Mac reported that Apple may finally introduce split-screen multitasking feature in the upcoming iOS 8, which would give users the advantage of running two apps together at the same time.
However, Brian Chen of New York Times reported that the feature is still a work in progress and Apple might not preview it during the company’s keynote where it is expected to announce the highly anticipated iOS 8.
The feature, designed for the iPad Air and future iPads with larger screen, would allow two different apps to be displayed on the same screen at the same time in landscape mode. It might also come with a feature that would enable users to share links, texts and images between the two apps. Take a look at the video below of the split-screen multitasking concept.
Apple’s greatest rival, Microsoft, has been displaying surface tablet ads where it pokes fun at the iPad for its inability to display two apps simultaneously as the surface tablets can display two apps together at once. However, this feature is still expected to come in iOS 8.
Tomorrow’s WWDC event will showcase the iOS 8 during Apple’s keynote and is expected to come with new features and improvements including a new Healthbook app, improved Maps app, augmented reality and indoor mapping, a new TextEdit and Preview apps and much more.