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Feature was left out of the WWDC keynote, but could find its way into the public release of iOS 8

It was reported last month that Apple is working to bring split-screen functionality to its iPad family of tablets. Split-screen capabilities have been integrated into tablet from Microsoft and Samsung for quite some time, and both companies have used it in advertising to show that the iPad is not quite up to par when it comes to multitasking duties.
 
Although the following video is in no way endorsed by Apple, Sam Beckett provided this demonstration of how the functionality could be enabled on iPads.
 

Now, developer Steven Troughton-Smith has discovered code in iOS 8 Beta 1 that enables multiple split-screen modes on iOS devices. He tweets:
 
 
Apple showed off numerous new features built into iOS 8 at WWDC, but the split-screen mode was curiously left out of the presentation. However, it’s possible that Apple is saving the feature for its “One more thing” when the next generation of iPads are inevitably released in the fall.

Source: Twitter



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RE: Apple has bigger problems
By amanojaku on 6/9/2014 9:46:20 PM , Rating: 0
Microsoft never claimed that, either. It's just funny that programs exist for Windows and Linux to perform those tasks, while Apple has none. And Apple is in the business of hardware manufacturing.

As for Apple being about the best tool for the problem... Well, that doesn't explain a lot of Apple products, like iOS or OS X. Or the iPhone, or the iPad, or the Mac, or iWork, or iCloud, or ...

Anyway, I just thought it was funny that a company with such a closed, er, integrated ecosystem doesn't even have its own tools. Pretty sure MS doesn't code Windows on Macs. Pretty sure the Linux Foundation doesn't code on Windows, either.


RE: Apple has bigger problems
By xti on 6/10/2014 11:35:21 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Anyway, I just thought it was funny that a company with such a closed, er, integrated ecosystem doesn't even have its own tools. Pretty sure MS doesn't code Windows on Macs. Pretty sure the Linux Foundation doesn't code on Windows, either.


what a weird humor. /shrug


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