In thinking about this - with several of the APIs, OS 4.0 will get some elements of multitasking. And some of them are going to be very useful. But his comment about that a user shouldn't ever see a task manager is rhetoric. Why? Because to open/close programs, on OS 4.0 you still have to double tap the home screen which brings up running apps and then hold down the icon to get the red x and then remove it from the multitask "dock" All Apple has done is made a graphical version of a task manager. So instead of seeing the text of what program is running (and perhaps resources) - it's an icon. And speaking of - Switching between apps already running is still the same number steps (one more click actually)as going in and out of a program, no? You're in one app - you double click the home button (instead of just clicking once) and then click the program to go back into. GRANTED - you do get the benefit of background task completion/freeze states, etc. But I am/was really hoping given the real estate available on the iPad that you'd actually be able to have more than one application UP at a time - side by side, or something. Don't get me wrong - and I understand this is multitasking 1.0 for these devices. And to have at least this functionality will be great and very useful. But - like my subject line says - is this true or faux multitasking for your needs/wants...?