Before WWDC, people were speculating if we would finally see the introduction of side-by-side apps on the iPad.

In essence, this would be a feature similar to that found on the Microsoft Surface tablet (or Samsung Galaxy tablets), where two apps can run simultaneously on the screen. As Apple’s Keynote ended at WWDC with no mention of this feature, the question of its existence faded back into the shadows.

However, with access to iOS 8, it’s no surprise that a developer has found signs that this feature may still be coming.

So… just in case there was any doubt left… iOS 8’s SpringBoard has code to run two apps side-by-side. 1/4 size, 1/2 size, or 3/4 size

— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) June 9, 2014

If this is true, Apple must have some unique way of presenting and controlling these two applications. One benefit to the iOS platform has been device simplicity.

Such a feature, while useful, can also be complicating. Perhaps this is something we’ll see on an iPad Pro? What are your thoughts? Let us know below!

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