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iPhone OS 4.0 to offer multitasking support?

iPhone OS 4.0, the next major revision to the software that powers the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, will offer support for multitasking, according to a new report. Citing anonymous sources “with a proven track record” in predicting Apple’s technical advancements, AppleInsider reports that iPhone OS 4.0, expected this summer, will include a “full-on solution” for multitasking, allowing third-party applications downloaded from the App Store to run in the background. According to the same sources, the software will include a multitasking manager built on interface technology already bundled with Apple’s Mac OS X operating system. Finally, the report states that the software is under development and has quite a “way to go” before its ready for release; no further specifics were given.

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What will this mean for the battery? Won’t multiple apps running in the background cause for the battery to be drained at a faster rate? And what could this possibly mean for the user interface, do you think there will be a function that allows to to end/close all of your third party apps simultaneously? That would of course be a lot simpler than ending/closing apps individually. I’m just a bundle of questions this morning,..

Posted by Charles Starrett on March 13, 2010 at 8:23 AM (CST)

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