AppleInsider is reporting that they have received information that claims iPhone OS 4.0 will likely support multitasking, which is allowing multiple apps to run simultaneously. AppleInsider does not offer any technical details other than claiming it will take advantage of interfact technology used in Mac OS X. People with a proven track record in predicting […]
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Multitasking Coming in iPhone 4.0?

AppleInsider is reporting that they have received information that claims iPhone OS 4.0 will likely support multitasking, which is allowing multiple apps to run simultaneously. AppleInsider does not offer any technical details other than claiming it will take advantage of interfact technology used in Mac OS X.

People with a proven track record in predicting Apple’s technological advances tell AppleInsider that the Cupertino-based company has developed a “full-on solution” to multitasking on the iPhone OS but offered no specifics on how the technology would optimize resource conservation and battery life — two of the most critical issues surrounding the matter, alongside security.

From a user-facing perspective, Apple plans to deliver a multi-tasking manager that leverages interface technology already bundled with its Mac OS X operating system, according to those same people. It was requested that specifics be withheld at this time, as the iPhone Software 4.0 remains under development and reportedly has a quite ‘way to go’ before it’s ready for prime time.

There have been similar reports in the past that claimed iPhone OS 4.0 would have multitasking along with a revamped user interface.

I don’t buy into this entirely because it took Apple so long to implement their Push Notification system for developers. Why go through all that trouble and delayed release just to outdate it in a year’s time? That said, John Gruber believes it, and he almost always knows what he is talking about.

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