The highly anticipated Split screen for iPad is not ready in time for the WWDC iOS 8 release – much to the dismay of users.
Tech journalist Brian X. Chen has reported that Apple is developing the Microsoft Surface-aping feature but it will not be featured for the grand event.
He tweeted that the work on this feature was still in progress – something that could be accredited to Apple’s sudden engrossment with a new bug fixture version for iOS 7.
The iPad’s lack of multitasking ability has been a constant source of attacks by rival tablet makers, especially Microsoft and thus is faced with great demand made by iPad users. So much so, that it poses itself as a weakness and a possible threat to product rating if not catered to in time.
What Apple desperately needs now is to supercharge the functionality of Apple’s iPad with the split-screen multitasking feature – fast.
There are several jailbreak tweaks that report this upcoming feature’s ability to empower the device to run two apps at a time. However, little is known about how this utility would actually work. It is also unknown whether the feature will be available for the iPad mini. However, it is probable that it would follow suit with the feature on Microsoft’s Surface 2.
If this really is the case, then iPad users would be spared of the hassle of having to exit one app to use the other – something that prevented this tablet from becoming the PC of the future. Contents and links would also be shared easily.
This app may only be available to the iPad Air users at launch, for this device has both the power and screen resolution necessary to handle the task.