Your iPad is going to become a whole lot more useful when iOS 8 is released to everyone. Many of us have been waiting for Apple to bring split-screen multitasking to iOS. That dream could soon become a reality as BGR and many other sources have reported.
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
Apple did not announce the feature at WWDC mainly due to the fact that it was not ready for primetime. The final version of iOS should have it though.