Report: Split-Screen Multitasking and Multi-User Feature Coming Out for iPad
Rumor has it, Apple is working on split-screen multitasking and multi-user feature support for the upcoming iPad. Reportedly, iOS 8 had some hints buried inside of it, although the consumers have not yet received any such update.
According to a report by 9to5Mac, the split-screen multitasking feature is currently under developed and it is scheduled to be released within iOS 9.
So, what exactly is split-screen multitasking? If you do not already know, this feature allows users to open two different apps simultaneously on the screen. Two different views of the same app can also be opened.
The latest version of the feature offers 1/2, 1/3 and 2/3 covering of the screen. Supposedly the feature is yet to be released in iOS 9, i.e. split-screen multitasking, can be removed any time before the debut if the product does not hit the final stage on time.
However, it could as easily be true as it can be a rumor, the source previously claimed that split-screen feature was to debut with iOS 8 although it did not.
Another feature that users have been longing for, multi-user login is rumored to be under development. However, it won’t be ready by the time iOS 9 hits the globe. There is a fair chance that it might launch later this year, in the iPad Pro or in 2016.
As claimed by 9to5Mac:
Sources have confirmed that Apple is testing jumbo-sized iPads internally codenamed “J98″ and “J99,” which are apparently larger versions of the Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Air 2, save for additional speaker holes.
Other features that might be coming out with the gigantic 12 inch iPad Pro are Force Touch display, a stylus and USB-C port. iPad Pro has a huge display, given that some apps might need to redesign their interface in order to fit in to the large screen.