Do you really think Steve Jobs will allow multi-tasking on OS 4.0?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by agkm800, Feb 7, 2010.

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Multi-tasking on OS 4.0, will Steve Jobs allow it?

Poll closed Apr 8, 2010.
  1. Yes, we will finally see multi-tasking on OS 4.0

    85 vote(s)
    55.2%
  2. Nope. There will be no multi-tasking on OS 4.0, either!

    69 vote(s)
    44.8%
  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I don't think Jobs will allow it on OS 4.0, either.

    What say you?
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You didn't put an option for "not sure" in your poll! :(
     
  3. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    I believe 4.0 will have multitasking for iPad only, it's powerful enough to be able to handle it. I just think they are taking forever with 4.0 because they want to get the iPhone OS on iPad first before overhauling 4.0 for it.
     
  4. agkm800 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No offense, but I thought "not sure" people don't even need to vote. I am only interested in people's yes or no. I wouldn't even have asked the question if I just wanted to hear "not sure".
     
  5. stridemat Moderator

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    Imho

    I think 4.0 will allow multi-tasking, but I also see the iPhone getting a faster processor in the next upgrade, which will be capable of multi-tasking. Multi-tasking will be the big selling point this year.
     
  6. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    CPU isn't the problem. Even current iPhone is well capable of multi-tasking as shown with jailbreaking. It's the memory capacity as well as having an optimized API hooks for third party applications.
     
  7. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    They're not really taking forever with 4. iPhone OS 2 was announced in March 2008 and 3 in March 2009. I guess 4 will be coming soon...

    Agreed, it would be just like Apple to suddenly announce multitasking as the most "amazing" feature having pretty much ignored it for years.

    I wonder what the chances are that you'll need this year's iPhone to use multitasking, too!
     
  8. bobob macrumors 68030

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    I voted no. I believe the lack of multitasking is an OS design choice based on a philosophy of ease of use. Simplicity.

    Here's an interesting article on uni-tasking.

     
  9. aforty macrumors 65816

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  10. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    Right on.

    However, if Apple does implement multi-tasking in 4.0, I would not be surprised if they limit that functionality to the iPad and the next iPhone.
     
  11. marksman macrumors 603

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    My suggestion for multitasking has always been to allow people to slot one or two apps to be run in the background.

    I think you will see a modified solution like that eventually. I don't know if they will just open it up for people to run 20 apps at once any time soon.
     
  12. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    Multitasking on a phone is slightly overrated. Even MS isn't including it on WinMo7. As long as the iPad is iPhone based, it will never have multi-tasking. That will kill too much battery.

    WinMo7; Zune-like, no multitasking
     
  13. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    As much as I'd like to see it implemented (well) I don't think we will see it, not in the sense that we think of it now anyway. I'd be willing to eat my words though.
     
  14. DaveSW macrumors 6502

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    i'm really hoping 4.0 will have multitasking.
     
  15. vertigo78 macrumors regular

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    this is what i expect as well.
     
  16. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    I'd even be happy if it was limited multitasking - as in you could only have 2,3, whatever apps running at the same time. I really just want to be able to stream music (sirius, slacker, simplify, etc) while doing something else.
     
  17. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    I do think multitasking is coming... It took apple a while for push notifications for the iphone so multitasking will come.. :)
     
  18. AngryApple macrumors 6502

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  19. njvan macrumors member

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    Doubt it. Even having a few pages in Safari open on my 3GS can cause hangs.
     
  20. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    I think it will be a dashboard based version.
     
  21. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I don't see multi-tasking ever coming to the iPhone OS, unless there is some way of freezing a state of an application and resuming it from where it was. I think that had been posted here as an idea, it's the only way I can think multi-tasking would ever work.
     
  22. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Hopefully so. Multi-tasking is as long-desired by users as cut, copy and paste. So hopefully Apple addresses this and gives us multitasking in 4.0. Nobody knows for sure, though.
     
  23. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Doubt it. Otherwise it would only be on the iPad with the touch bezel...if not, then it'd pretty much impossible to implement without changing anything else, interfering with third party applications, and making it easy and intuitive.

    Backgrounder is definitely perfect for what I need. However taking another think at how it's done...doesn't look at all what Apple would implement when thinking about everyone.

    Apple could technically get away with a four finger swipe as I don't know of any application that uses that, but you never know.
     
  24. eplchamps0305 macrumors member

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    Its been coming for years. Jobs doesnt multitask so he doesnt think you should too.
     
  25. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    This is what I want, I hope Apple will work something out. Streaming radio while browsing the web would be cool.
     

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