Thoughts? http://mobile.computerworld.com/dev...7/iphone_4_multitasking_will_be_disappointing "the way Apple is marketing it is a bit misleading. Out of the 200,000 apps available, only a few will be able to multitask, and possibly not from day one." The news is likely to come as a massive shock to current and new iPhone customers, who will no doubt expect to be able to multitask any app from day one. It also means that if you do want to multitask, you might not be able to with your favourite apps until that developer updates them. As experts expected, Apple did not throw open the multitasking doors, letting just any developer add full-function multitasking to their applications. Instead, Apple added seven multitasking-specific APIs (application programming interfaces) to the iPhone OS 4 SDK. Among the tasks that will be allowed to multitask, said [Scott Forestall, Apple senior vice president of iPhone software] are audio play, voice over IP (VoIP), location services, task completion and what Apple called "fast application switching," which suspends an application, then lets a user resume at the point he or she left off. For example, you'll be able to stream Pandora, receive Skype calls, use location-aware apps, and finish tasks like uploading photos to Flickr, in background. But apps will have to be rewritten to take advantage of those capabilities. Many apps will support multitasking from the moment iOS 4 becomes available June 21, many others will take time or never support multitasking at all. Apple started accepting iOS 4 apps on Thursday.