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Is there any way and have there been any examples of split-screening two apps on iPad so, for example, I can be scrolling through a PDF or PPT and simultaneously be typing notes about it in a text editor with an external keyboard?

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You'd have to have one app that does both the displaying and input, and I know of no apps like that.

There is no provision for split-screening apps, even iPhone apps. The best you'll be able to do is fast app switching.

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Using gestures if you are using an iPad 2 might shave a few seconds off each switch, but you are still required to switch. I had high hopes of running iphone apps native side by side on an ipad, but it never happened, and never will. –  stuffe Oct 21 '11 at 11:06

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