What is real multitasking mean?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by v2club, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. v2club macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2011
    What do they mean by: "iPhone doesn't have real multitasking"?
  2. MaxximusPrime macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2011
    When you are not actively using an application on the iPhone, iOS puts it in a suspended state until you go back to it. It essentially freezes the app (notable exceptions are native apps and things like Pandora.) When they say "real" multi-tasking, the other platforms allow the programs to actually run in the background. While this allows the phone to do more things at once, it swallows up a lot of system resources and naturally consumes more battery and memory.
  3. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
    Meaning that the applications are not really running in the background but rather in a suspended state. Some applications like Pandora (only certain functions) can continue to function in the background but most are simply suspended. True multitasking would allow the application to continue functioning normally when not selected.

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