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This article was published on June 12, 2014

This is how Apple’s split-screen mode might work in iOS 8 [Video]

This is how Apple’s split-screen mode might work in iOS 8 [Video]
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Apple has been tipped to introduce a split-screen mode to the iPad and iPhone, but the feature isn’t part of its new iOS 8 platform — even though there are hidden references to it in the code base.

That hasn’t stopped developer Steve Troughton-Smith from pulling together a video that teases how the feature might work on Apple’s tablet — as 9to5Mac reports. Troughton-Smith edited the iOS 8 iPad Simulator to enable a two-finger swipe that allows the Safari browser to take up 75 percent, half, or 25 percent of the screen.

The feature may never make it to a consumer release, or Apple might be saving it for a future iteration of iOS — or even new larger devices — but this is a tantalizing glimpse, nonetheless.

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