Split-screen multitasking for iOS 8 will not appear at WWDC

Jonathan Stewart
30 May, 2014
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Apple will not show off the split-screen multitasking feature rumoured to be a part of iOS 8 at WWDC 2014, according to reports, with the feature still requiring more work.

The news is courtesy of The New York TimesBrian Chen via Twitter, who says it is “still a work in progress”.

The feature is expected to appear in iOS 8 for iPads, allowing users to view two apps at the same time in landscape mode and may include the ability for apps to interact with each other. The interaction is rumoured to enable users to transfer text, links and images from one open app to another.

The ability is already available for Microsoft Surface users and Microsoft hasn’t been quiet about it. The company has been advertising the fact and highlighting the limitations of the current Apple operating system.

If the rumour is true, then Apple will continue with its previous strategy of showing off features of its new mobile operating system at WWDC and releasing the update towards the end of the year, often with new iPhone models.

Apple’s WWDC event will be held on Tuesday at 3am AEST and is expected to include previews of OS X 10.10, iOS 8 and a smart home system.

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