Here's How The iPad's New Multitasking Gestures Look in Action

We've discovered a little gem in the iOS 4.3 beta: Four-finger and five-finger multitouch gesture support for the iPad. Here's how it looks in action.

Each of the new gestures can be done with either four or five fingers - your choice - and they all work smoothly. A pinch brings you to the Home Screen, a swipe up or down reveals and hides the multitasking bar, and swipes left or right allow you to switch between apps.

All the gestures feel natural - particularly the Home Screen pinch - and at no point during my testing did I feel like I would accidentally trigger one of them.



    Love it! Want this update now!! This plus the personal wifi for my i4 will be heaven :)

    It's nice that these gestures are somewhat compatible with the Mac OS X trackpad, where a four fingered downward swipe exposes all applications ... and a four fingered horizontal swipe reveals the application chooser

    Would be good if I could actually view this video on my iPad!

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