Are you using multitasking?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kirchnrd, Jul 10, 2010.

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What are your thoughts on multitasking?

  1. Love it, and use a lot.

    53 vote(s)
    63.1%
  2. Have it, but don't really use it much.

    19 vote(s)
    22.6%
  3. Haven't used it.

    8 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. Developers for my favorite apps haven't added it yet.

    4 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. kirchnrd macrumors 6502

    kirchnrd

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    #1
    I guess it is ok it is there now, but I haven't even used the multitasking yet. When iOS4 hits the iPad, then I will probably use for alarm clock and some other stuff.
     
  2. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    #2
    For alarm clock? Surely it's just set and forget? Or are you using a third party alarm?
     
  3. LegendKillerUK macrumors 6502

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    #3
    He has to be, iPad doesn't have the clock app built in.
     
  4. kirchnrd thread starter macrumors 6502

    kirchnrd

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    #4
    iPad doesn't have a native clock app like the iPhone, so you have to use a third party app. Without multitasking it is easy to forget to run that app last before going to sleep.
     
  5. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    can't you just create some "get up!" event in the calendar app?
     
  6. Reluctant Adept macrumors member

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    #6
    How exactly can you avoid using it? Everyone who has ever looked something up while they're on a phone call, or used the iPod functionality of their phone has been using it since the original iPhone. Mail and Safari have always taken advantage of it, too.

    The only things that are new in iOS 4 are support for App Store apps that multitask, and the "tray" of applications ordered by most recent use instead of being in fixed positions on the home screen.
     
  7. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    #7
    The fast app switching and remembering the place I was in the app alone is very useful. They do need to implement better memory management though.
     
  8. asleep macrumors 68040

    asleep

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    I'd like an option to turn off multi-tasking.
     
  9. 0dev macrumors 68040

    0dev

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    #9
    Buy an iPhone 3G, there's your option ;)
     
  10. celticpride678

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    #10
    The main thing I use multitasking for is the background audio feature.
     
  11. Eso macrumors 68000

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    #11
    Do you have any idea what you are talking about?

    Please explain why you think it is that you would need to turn it off.
     
  12. PhantomZone macrumors 6502

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    never worry.....he's *asleep* :D
     
  13. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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  14. Lamarak macrumors 6502

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    #14
    Use it mostly on pandora or wunderradio and reading or writing email.
     
  15. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    #15
    Do I just not use apps that utilize this functionality? Because I see no difference in this regard between 4.0 and 3.X. (Other than the tray for 'fast switcing') What apps do you guys use where you benefit from multitasking?

    I've actually heard people comment that they couldn't believe the iPhone 'didn't have multitasking before.' Of course it has for a long time, just not for all apps. I've heard from people who said they didn't think you could listen to music and do other things on an iPhone before now. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

    Ronnoco

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    #16
    +1
    Use this A LOT...No more having to start the audio over again and navigate to the desired stream when a phone call comes in...Of course it helps that three of my favorite audio apps (WunderRadio, AccuRadio and TWIT Player) are now iOS4 multitasking capable...:D
     
  17. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    #17
    Yep
     

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