A couple days ago developer Steve Troughton-Smith discovered hidden code references within iOS 8 to enable split-screen multitasking on the iPad. Apple was said to release the feature at WWDC 2014 but the feature didn’t make the cut as it was reported to still be under development.
Earlier this evening Troughton-Smith posted a video to Twitter demonstrating the split-screen multitasking feature and the gestures available to resize an iPad screen to show apps running side-by-side, in either 1/4 size, 1/2 size or 3/4 size. As for the keyboard during the screen resize, the developer says it stays full size.
Check out the video below:
Troughton-Smith responded to comments on Twitter with “this amount of code throughout the OS doesn’t make it to production by accident. I imagine they’re saving it for the iPad event.”
We’ll never truly know if Apple will bring split-screen multitasking to life but this evidence definitely makes people believe it will happen at some point in the near future.