iPhone 2.2

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MacBuddySupport, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. MacBuddySupport macrumors member

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    Does this mean now, that apps can run in the background? It was not stated anywhere. I hope BeeeJive will be able to now...

    Somebody reply and let me know, if there is Background Processing

    Thanks
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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  3. MacBuddySupport thread starter macrumors member

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    I did not think so. I wish they would add that and copy and paste. They are taking a long time, since they started talking about background processing since March.
     
  4. mizelly41 macrumors regular

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    Actually, when the the update you are talking about comes out, apps will not be able to run in the background. They will push a notification when a change has happened (like when you get a new email and it shows the red badge with the number in it on the mail icon).
     
  5. detz macrumors 65816

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  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    As long as the OP's BeeJive can get alerts when it's not in the foreground, I don't think he really cares about the technicality of it "not really running in the background". :D
     
  7. firewood macrumors 604

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    There are lots of background processes. But they are all Apple approved or developed apps or processes (core OS, iPod player, Phone, Mail downloads, Contacts Push, Clock/Calendar alarms, App Store updates, etc.) That way, Apple can add them all up and make sure they fit in memory.



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  8. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Only two of those run in the background.

    The rest is push (I consider alarms and App Store installations to be part of Core OS which is one of the two that runs in the background).

    Although I guess you can consider push to be running in the background as an idle connection is made...
     
  9. rendez2k macrumors 6502

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    On a side note (as I can't install yet), do app store links on web pages work again in 2.2?
     
  10. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    There are a lot of processes running in the background.. they're idle 99.9% of the time but they're there... it's unix after all.

    The issue is mainly memory... mobile OSX doesn't support a swapfile so it has to fit everything into memory at once, so every background app permanently eats memory that could be used for something else.

    I'm not sure banning background apps completely is the way to solve it, but it's the way apple have chosen so we're stuck with it.
     
  11. sharp65 macrumors 6502

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    Kinda funny how they promised push notification for apps in September, I guess they had some serious setbacks. Or just a way to sell more units, claiming it was something coming soon.
     

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