iOS 8 to launch without the rumored iPad split-screen multitasking?
For most of the needs of the average user, iOS as it currently works on an iPad is close to enough. We’re not saying it is, but it’s rare to find anybody that’s willing to invest on an iPad if it’s not for content consumption. Still, Apple wants you to consider the iPad as the only computer you need, and certain rumored features that were planned to get this going are apparently going to be delayed.
Just a couple of weeks ago we learned that Apple was planning to launch split-screen multitasking for iOS 8, and exclusively for the iPad. Surely this is not something new as Samsung has brought the service on most of its high-end Galaxy products, and Microsoft does the same with Windows since the launch of Windows 8. It’s clear that Apple has felt the pressure of allowing you to do more with the extra canvas on your tablet, than to just mimic a bigger iPhone, and that was supposed to be solved next week at WWDC.
Apparently the main reason for this delay is because Apple doesn’t find the feature to be ready. Could it be that iOS 8 beta 1 will launch without it, and we might see it on future beta releases? It wouldn’t be the first time, but it could also be that we won’t see this on the first version of iOS 8, which will be quite disappointing.