Is this true?

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  1. kingkurry macrumors newbie

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  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    It's true, applications that don't need to use up CPU whilst you're not looking at them (ie. A racing game), it essentially freezes the app so you can quickly jump back in without having the app boot back up again. I think it's pretty clever to be honest. It is cheating the "multitask" name a bit, but applications like Skype will finally be able to be "closed" but if you're in a call, you can carry on chatting, which is a godsend.
     
  3. jtara macrumors 65816

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    There are real background processing capabilities, but Apple is (initially, at least) limiting the class of applications that will be allowed to do background processing.

    Location, audio, and VOIP apps will be able to do full, true background processing.

    Other types of apps will be allowed to do background processing for a limited amount of time after they have been "quit", allowing them to complete some task that was started. They also will be able to use "fast app switching".

    The biggest class of potential apps that will be in limbo-land are those that want to maintain some persistent connection with a server, but aren't one of the 3 supported app types for full background processing.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its true.
    All applications that need to take advantage of multitasking API's will need to be updated.
    And this is a way of instant application switching without sacrificing battery, cpu or memory usage.
    I think its a great thing. Other phones will accomplish the same thing with the battery dieing alot faster and the phone running sluggish.
     

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