Rumor Claims iPad to get Split Screen View in iOS 8

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Apple's iPad may finally become a multitasking tablet thanks to the addition of a split screen view in iOS 8 that lets two apps run side by side. The rumored feature will support displaying and interacting with two apps simultaneously, and it may support apps interacting with each other, too.

iOS 8 may bring split screen app view to the iPadiOS 8 may bring split screen app view to the iPad

Users may be able to drag content between apps in split screen view, according to 9to5 Mac's unnamed sources, although developers will need to update their apps to take advantage of the new split screen features. If so, third party developers may finally be able to design their apps to share data with other apps, which is a feature that's been long hoped for.

Split screen view is designed for the 9.7-inch iPad screen, and there isn't any word on whether or not it will also work on the iPad mini's 7.9-inch display.

Apple hasn't announced any iOS 8 features yet, but the company is expected to do that during its annual Worldwide Developer Conference at the beginning of June. Those announcements won't, however, likely include an immediate release. Apple has historically showed off several features, given developers early access to beta versions, and then released the update to users in the fall.

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iPad multitasking and split screen app view is something we've been wanting pretty much ever since the original iPad was released. Assuming the report is legit, this will be a very welcome feature in iOS 8.

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This rumor makes a lot of sense in that the functionality of the the iPad would be enhanced. There are a few times when split screen multitasking would be useful in my usage. Hope this sees fruition this year.

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