Multiple apps running fresh out of the box!

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by iMaxT32, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I was very shocked to use iTunes to play my music. I thought you couldn't use two apps at the same time? Maybe I just missed that part.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    You have two iPhones and don't know this?
     
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    skubish

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    It's a giant iPod touch. Why would this suprise you?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    The i-products have been able to multitask native apps since I can remember.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, that's why I hate it when people say the thing "can't multitask". It can, very easily. The limitation is, third-party developers (ie, anyone who isn't Apple) are not allowed to run their app in the background. Apple, however, does run their apps in the background - even Safari. You can be playing an iTunes song, open up Safari and set 5 or 6 web pages loading, then exit out and run some other app. Later, exit that app and open Safari, and you will find your 5 or 6 web pages loaded, and the iTunes song never stopped. Email also runs in the background at all times.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No multitasking ment no anything I thought.
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    Guess he never tried on his iPhones
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Oh dear...
     
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    boss1

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    I've had iPhones since 1st gen, and today I have 4 3G's under my account. I learned something new about my iPhone last week, I just never bothered to check if it could.
     
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    aaquib

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    Music and Mail will run in the background at all times.
     
  11. macrumors G3

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    You missed that part.
     
  12. macrumors 65816

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    This must be embarrassing for you.
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    Not only that, but if you are in the process of downloading anything you bought from iTunes or the AppStore, it will also run in the background while you access the other apps. The download will still continue.
     

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