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Apple iPhone 4.0 to Include Multitasking?

iPhone 4.0 Said to Include Multitasking

Arguably one of the biggest gripes about the iPhone (and now, iPad) is its lack of multitasking. Ever witnessed a friend enjoying the ability to run two apps at the same time on another handset? Although you can run Apple-installed apps in the background (like iTunes, for example) while you open up other apps, you can't run third-party apps you buy from the App Store. Apple has said it has prevented apps from continuously running in the background due to security concerns, but it seems it's figured out a work-around and will be putting an end to our misery this Summer — rumor has it, Apple will introduce multitasking on the iPhone's 4.0 software update this year.

If the rumor holds true, Apple will use a technological interface similar to that bundled with Mac OS X. You'll soon be able to happily run your Pandora App while you text, among other things. Ahh, the possibilities!

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Twisted-Elegance Twisted-Elegance 7 years
i've been multitasking ever since i jailbroke my phone and i love it! i run pandora in the background and i can still text, check my mail, or do whatever it is i need to do. it's about time apple!
wolfjinx25 wolfjinx25 7 years
This is why I held off on getting an iphone. Waiting until they improve it and then I will be reluctant to purchase one. :)
KateAthens KateAthens 7 years
Yeah, Bethinabox thank you i understood now its for the new OS 4.00. Sorry! Thought it was about the next gen iPhone. I'm still in v. 1.3.2 (Jailbreak) and i'm not sure if i will update. Having an open system and be able to install 3d party software (don't mean pirated software which is illegal) is kinda fun.
Countess827 Countess827 7 years
This is quite possibly the best thing I have read all day!!! :)
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
KateAthens, the multitasking is going to be in the next software update, not the next hardware update, so if you already have an iPhone you'll be able to download it. Or at least that's what GeekSugar is saying here, which makes sense.
blossommac blossommac 7 years
i want an iphone!!! i can't use pandora :-S
KateAthens KateAthens 7 years
The lack of multitasking doesn't bother me too much on my iPhone 3gs. I guess it will be bigger problem in iPad. But what other the iPhone4g will offer? Multitasking, video call, better camera hm..i'm already jealous but not enough to persuade me to buy a new one! I'm not rich!
goddessru goddessru 7 years
THAT would be awesome.
aniline aniline 7 years
I think Pandora is really the only reason I've ever wanted to multitask.
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