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Multi-Tasking Coming To The iPhone, Sorta

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    The Seven Big Things Apple Just Announced For The iPhone

    Steve Jobs gave a big presentation on what's coming in the next version of the iPhone operating system.

    He said there will be 1,500 new APIs for developers. Of that, he highlighted 7 big new features.

    * Multitasking
    * Folders to organize apps
    * A unified inbox
    * iBooks is coming to the iPhone
    * More features for the enterprise
    * A social network for gaming
    * Mobile advertising with iAds

    The iPhone OS 4 will be available in the summer for the iPhone. It will be available in the fall for the iPad. Only iPhone 3GSs, third gen iPod Touches, and iPads will gain access to the the multitasking.

    This is the biggest news of the day from a user's perspective. Apple is adding multitasking to the iPhone. With Apple's multitasking, you'll hit your home button twice. A tray will pop up with the apps you have running in the background.

    It won't be true multitasking, rather an advanced form of app switching. Apple wants to preserve battery life, while still allowing some background processing. So, the specific functions listed below will be allowed to run in the background:

    * Background audio for an app like Pandora.
    * VoIP so you can get Skype calls at any time.
    * Push notifications
    * Local notifications
    * Task completion
    * Fast app switching

    http://www.businessinsider.com/the-seven-big-things-apple-just-announced-for-the-iphone-2010-4
     
  2. jaredakelly

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    so apple is basically saying that they are going to start copying android now :)
     
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    can't beat 'em? join 'em! :D :D