why apple does not app run in background?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MySaturdaySelf, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. MySaturdaySelf macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2008
    they can do it in music and mail..
    and i believe ipod touch has the capacity to do that
    is it worth jailbreaking the ipod touch just for running app like fring/pandora etc in background? :confused:
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    music is the only thing that runs in the backround.

    They do it for battery/processor/ram considerations.

    Apps tend to crash when the processor or ram is running heavy
  3. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Katy, TX
    hit the nail on the head with that one, thank you!
  4. MySaturdaySelf thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2008
    hmm. maybe that's why they said "solving life's dilemma, ONE APP AT A TIME" in the commercial.. :D
  5. slomifier macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2008
    Depends on what you mean by what you mean "running in the background". Technically, almost all of the apple apps do that. Clock app runs the alarm, iTunes downloads stuff in the background, Calander uses alerts, app store downloads stuff while its downsized, and mail shows unread mail

    Also, Palringo, a non-apple app runs in the background but keeping you logged in.

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