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Old May 29, 2014, 03:47 PM   #1
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Rumored Split-Screen Multitasking Feature for iOS 8 Not Ready for WWDC Preview




The rumored split-screen multitasking feature said to be coming with iOS 8 is still a work in progress and won't be previewed at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, according to Brian Chen of the New York Times.

Designed for the iPad Air and possibly a larger-screened iPad to be released in the future, split-screen multitasking would allow two apps to be displayed at the same time on a single screen while in landscape mode. It might also include a feature that allows users to share information like links, images, and text between two apps.

Split-screen multitasking concept, not rumor-based
The iPad's inability to display two apps at once is a lack that Microsoft has used to heavily advertise its Surface tablet, which does have the ability to display multiple apps on the screen at one time.

While the multitasking feature will reportedly not make its debut at WWDC, it is still slated for inclusion in iOS 8. It appears multitasking will be limited to the iPad Air at launch, and it is unclear whether the smaller Retina iPad mini and iPhone might also gain the functionality.

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Old May 29, 2014, 03:47 PM   #2
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Bummer, I wanted to see it.

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Old May 29, 2014, 03:48 PM   #3
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Well I guess we wait until next year. Bummer.
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Old May 29, 2014, 03:48 PM   #4
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Noooo why nooot ?? i was hoping for a WWDC demo of this
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This is honestly something that wouldn't have happened under Steve. That's the only time I'll say it -- I promise. But honestly...
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Old May 29, 2014, 03:48 PM   #6
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Now the Windows 8 people can stop making fun of iOS for alleged "bad multitasking."
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Old May 29, 2014, 03:48 PM   #8
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Why would it work only on the Air and not the Mini when they are essentially the same machine with different screen sizes? Hope this isn't a signal that Bigger and Biggest iPhones will have exclusive features.
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Split screen like that we saw in Samsung TouchWiz UI since 2012? #thinkdifferent
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This is honestly something that wouldn't have happened under Steve. That's the only time I'll say it -- I promise. But honestly...
He would wait, until he deemed it ready to be shown to the public.

If apple will do multitasking they will do it right.
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Now the Windows 8 people can stop making fun of iOS for alleged "bad multitasking."
Now they will be making fun because Apple "copied" Microsoft
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iOS should be kept simple. If you want multitasking feature, get a Mac.
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Split screen like that we saw in Samsung TouchWiz UI since 2012? #thinkdifferent
Apple can copy competitors a bit, after all they have copied.
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Love how people say "This never would have happened under Steve Jobs leadership" but the truth is, NONE of us know that because he is DEAD. The dude is D-E-A-D, dead!

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Old May 29, 2014, 03:54 PM   #18
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Can't they at least throw together an animation of what it will look like and then add the feature in a later beta?
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Old May 29, 2014, 03:54 PM   #19
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Seriously, who makes up that crap. I'm sure there will be no side-by-side multitasking.

If it is true, I'm wrong but at least I did not spread these stupid ideas around.

Why on earth would side-by-side multitasking be news at all?

It just needs more resources, complicates access to shared resources and is of very little use.
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Old May 29, 2014, 03:55 PM   #20
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At this rate there wont be anything to show at WWDC except some other companies headphones.
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This is honestly something that wouldn't have happened under Steve. That's the only time I'll say it -- I promise. But honestly...
Actually it would have. Split-screen multitasking is not something you can implement easily. It's very difficult to get it right. Maybe you've heard this before (sarcasm yes), but Apple (and Jobs) are (were) prone to get things right at all costs.
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Old May 29, 2014, 03:56 PM   #22
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Itís not that hard to spot the Samsung trolls in this post claiming Apple is copying Samsung.
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Old May 29, 2014, 03:57 PM   #23
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they'll just throw the "Combined Multi-tasking" into the background like they do when they show the 200+ improvements. they won't tout it but just show the name and get people all giddy.

I can't see this as an everyday usage for myself but see it could be useful at times...and guessing some might think it really useful on an every-day basis.
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Well I guess we wait until next year. Bummer.
Huh?

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While the multitasking feature will reportedly not make its debut at WWDC, it is still slated for inclusion in iOS 8.
Most likely Apple will show it off when new iPads are announced later in the year.
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