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Discussion in 'iPad' started by agkm800, Feb 7, 2010.
Personally, I don't think Jobs will allow it on OS 4.0, either.
What say you?
You didn't put an option for "not sure" in your poll!
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.
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".
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.
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.
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!
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.
I believe multi-tasking is coming.
I like this possible implementation:
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.
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.
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
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.
i'm really hoping 4.0 will have multitasking.
this is what i expect as well.
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.
I do think multitasking is coming... It took apple a while for push notifications for the iphone so multitasking will come..
When is iPhone 4.0 expected to come out?
Doubt it. Even having a few pages in Safari open on my 3GS can cause hangs.
I think it will be a dashboard based version.
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.
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.
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.
Its been coming for years. Jobs doesnt multitask so he doesnt think you should too.
This is what I want, I hope Apple will work something out. Streaming radio while browsing the web would be cool.