iPad fans have been asking for a split-screen multitasking feature for years because up until now we can only use apps individually in a full screen view. According to a report from 9to5Mac, Apple may be adding that feature soon.
The feature will be designed for apps to easily interact and allow users to use multiple applications simultaneously, this means users can drag content like videos or images from one application to another.
“Apple is said to be developing capabilities for developers to be able to design their apps to interact with each other. This functionality may mean that Apple is finally ready to enable “XPC” support in iOS (or improved inter-app communication), which means that developers could design App Store apps that could share content.”
The feature is said to only work on landscape mode and may only be available on a 9.7-in iPad, it is unknown if it will work with the iPad mini. Other features said to be included on iOS 8 are the Healthbook app, improved Maps with improved points-of-interest data, public transit directions, augmented reality and indoor mapping, all-new Preview and TextEdit apps, inter-app communication capabilities, a new Tips app, standalone app for iTunes Radio, improved Notification and more. Some of these features may only be launched on iOS 8.1 or may even be cancelled according to multiple sources.
Apple is expected to unveil iOS 8 at the WWDC 2014 Keynote on June 2nd.