Apple Reportedly Adding Multitasking to the iPad

One of the most requested features on the iPad has to be the ability to multitask. According to Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac, Apple is planning on adding the ability to run two apps at once on the iPad with the release of iOS 8. iPad users will not only be able to run two apps simultaneously, but they will also be able to make supported apps interact with one another.

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Apple is reportedly adding the ability for developers to enable their apps to interact with other apps. If true, this means users will be able to drag video or images from one app to another, and so on.

Other companies such as Microsoft and Samsung have been mocking the iPad for its lack of multitasking for years. It is unknown why Apple has stuck with its one app at a time policy for so long, but it looks like the company is finally succumbing to pressure to add the popular feature to its 9.7-inch tablet. 9to5Mac said it is unclear if Apple will add the new multitasking feature to the smaller iPad mini.

iOS users have even went as far as creating their own videos showing Apple how multitasking would work on the iPad, and the jailbreak community has released plenty of their own multitasking tweaks to Cydia.

Apple is expected to unveil the new multitasking feature when it announces iOS 8 at its WWDC event in early June.

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