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No split-screen iPad multitasking to be demoed at WWDC 2014

updated 01:20 pm EDT, Fri May 30, 2014

Tech still 'a work in progress'

Apple is working on simultaneous, split-screen multitasking for the iPad in iOS 8, but the feature won't be ready to show at next Monday's WWDC keynote, according to a Twitter post by the New York Times' Brian Chen. The technology is instead described as "a work in progress." It should let iPad owners run two apps side-by-side.

The iPad's multitasking abilities -- or rather the lack thereof -- have increasingly lagged behind those of other tablets. Microsoft's Surface tablets have been able to do true multitasking since their first generation, in 2012, and more recently the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 was made capable of running up to four apps at once. Even some smartphones have been able to multitask for several years at this point.



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    Take notes iKids, Apple LAS BEHING....

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