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The iPad may finally be getting true multitasking in iOS 8. 9to5Mac has multiple sources that confirm Apple is considering split-screen multitasking…

 The iPad may finally be getting true multitasking in iOS 8. 9to5Mac has multiple sources that confirm Apple is considering split-screen multitasking for the iPad. This means Apple’s tablet can finally match Microsoft’s Surface and Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs forproductivity.

True multitasking is one of the most requested features from iPad users. While the iPad does keep apps in memory, jumping back and forth between apps is a pain.

While multitasking makes sense on the bigger 9.7-inch iPads, it may not come to the smaller iPad mini. Sources speaking to 9to5Mac say split-screen multitasking may not appear until iOS 8.1 or may be scrapped altogether.

Jailbroken iPad users got a taste of true multitasking this week with OS Experience. The app allows users to keep multiple apps on the screen at once. The app works by giving you a separate desktop screen where you can run as many apps as you want. Full screen apps sit alongside the desktop screen.

We’ll find out for certain whether the iPad will get split-screen multitasking in just a couple of weeks at Apple’s developer conference in San Francisco.

 

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