Split-screen for the Apple iPad might not make it to WWDC

Split-screen for the Apple iPad might not make it to WWDC
Earlier this month, we told you that Apple would be showing off a split-screen feature for the Apple iPad when it introduces iOS 8 at WWDC next month. The lack of such a feature on Apple's slate was mentioned in ads by Microsoft. Those commercials showed off the ability of the Microsoft Surface tablets to multi-task, while showing how iPad users can not use more than one application at a time.

Now, there is talk that Apple may not have the split-screen application ready in time for WWDC, which begins on June 2nd and runs through June 6th. Even if the split-screen is on hold, there still might be some mention of it during the developer conference. Apple is believed to be working on the last necessary bits of code to finish it off. At the time of the original story, there was some talk that the feature would be put on hold until iOS 8.1, and based on Thursday's rumor, this could turn out to be true.

Not all Apple iPads are slated to receive this function. According to those familiar with Apple's plans, only the sequel to the Apple iPad Air will eventually end up with the multi-tasking split-screen capability once Apple has it perfected. Earlier rumors had all of Apple's 9.7 inch slates on the receiving end of an update, that included split-screen/multi-tasking capabilities.

Apple apparently will not introduce split-screen capabilities for the iPad at WWDC

Apple apparently will not introduce split-screen capabilities for the iPad at WWDC


source: @bxchen via SlashGear

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16 Comments

1. wilsong17 unregistered

when will apple have multitasking like android oh wait

2. Sauce unregistered

Whenever they do, it will be better. Apple always perfects what they "steal".

4. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yea like the maps that the user ended up in totally wrong place Like the purple on the screen Like the reception antennas

6. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Well they wont do it better than Samsungs implementation. Nothing beats that (multi window from samsung)

7. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Yeah...just like the PERFECT MESS ios7 was....apple's glory days are over my friend...

10. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Yeah right. And they'll call it innovation. Their innovation. Same old apple B.S.

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol clueless ifan. The Android notifications are waaaaay better and so are the maps. Apple should steal the notification light from blackberry or Whoever invented btw. It really sucks without one.

13. Sauce unregistered

Last time I used Google Maps (I don't recall using "Android Maps") I ending up getting lost. It happens to GPS. Tomtom, Waze, Apple Maps, Google Maps. A big deal just occurs when it happens to Apple because they have been and still currently are in the #1 spot light. Sorry to burst your fandroid bubble bro.

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And iFans and users were dying for that and know they've got it they still want more of Androids features….

17. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Your girl looks like she is pretty easy.

3. CannabisHighway

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Leaving this comment while watching YouTube on my Note 3. Works like a charm :)

5. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

hah, they're probably just waiting until their patents on split screen interfaces are granted so they can sue Samsung and LG and whoever else. joking of course, but it could happen... sadly -.-

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Because one significant new feature every 3-4 years is just too much for Apple to handle. I guess that video was right -- Apple laid off their entire engineering staff.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sIWez9HAbA

9. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Its clear that WWDC is not for iOS 8 but mainly on OSX.

12. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Copy Copy and once again Copy... Apple is becoming icopy from icrap...

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3052; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Do you still think I'm pretty?

15. LFCRodrigues

Posts: 42; Member since: May 09, 2014

The Problem Here its 'easy' to solve on the next generation. Just put 2Gb of memory, only 1Gb its not enough to keep up with Split Screen.

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