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

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.