iOS 8 Split Screen

thaBadfish

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Has anyone else noticed that if you double tap (tap, not click) the home button, the screen slides down to reveal what essentially looks like space for split screen applications? I kept doing this accidentally on my iPhone 6+, and can reproduce is anytime.
Below are screen shots from Cracked's app showing what I mean.



You can do it on the home screen as well...
 

Tyler23

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Has anyone else noticed that if you double tap (tap, not click) the home button, the screen slides down to reveal what essentially looks like space for split screen applications? I kept doing this accidentally on my iPhone 6+, and can reproduce is anytime.
Below are screen shots from Cracked's app showing what I mean.

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You can do it on the home screen as well...
That's "reachability" ---> https://www.apple.com/iphone-6/design/ (scroll down a bit).

Nothing to do with split-screen.
As Cobold mention, that's a feature Apple implemented for the 6 and 6+ called Reachbaility. It's to make reaching content on the upper half of the screen easier since the screen is so much larger.
 

nfl46

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Split Screen is probably coming in 8.1 when the new iPads are released. They probably haven't put it in the 8.1 Betas yet until after they announced the new Ipads next week.
 

sflomenb

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Split Screen is probably coming in 8.1 when the new iPads are released. They probably haven't put it in the 8.1 Betas yet until after they announced the new Ipads next week.
Do you think the current iPads would support it? Like the iPad Air.
 

jonnyb098

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I think they can depending on apps. A text editor and PDF/one web page? Sure

A game and a browser? Doubt it.

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Would you want spilt screen on a 4.7" display?
The iPad Air can only handle 3 or 4 open apps right now. Doing split screen apps would only work on a brand new iPad with 2gb of RAM.
 

oldmacs

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Why can't I at least be able to display a screen shot of a screen on one side, and an app on the other side. Surely even my iPad 2 could handle that. For example if I was writing an essay, and needed a webpage or text, I could press a button to have it screen shot safari or whatever app the text was in, then have the image full half the screen and pages on the other half to write.