With news gathering pace around the upcoming iPad 2 and iPhone 5 it’s not unusual that people are equally interested in iOS 4.3. The new iOS will undoubtedly feature in some form on both devices so this week’s demonstration of multitasking gesture controls has got people talking – mainly because it looks a little odd.
To begin with the video shows the standard app switching method with gesture control off, so a single digit method that we are all akin to. The demonstrator then switches multitasking/gestures on which allowed him to use four fingers to swipe through apps instead of visiting the home screen each time, for this to work the app must have actually opened before hand so essentially it’s a step up from double tapping the home button to switch between open apps.
Opinion on the video has been mixed, some think that the addition is a great idea and some think it looks silly on such a small screen. Some news providers, including Metro, has likened the action to “a cat, excited by his shiny new toy”.
Here is the video, take a look at the multitasking gestures and let us know what you think below, is this a good addition or should Apple leave well alone?