Will the iPad be able to multi task?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mbell75, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. mbell75 macrumors 6502

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    I hope so at some point, even if I have to jailbreak it. Apps like pandora are useless IMO. Who wants to sit there staring at it? Needs to be able to run in the background while you are online.
     
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  4. jsbaugh macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully they will demo multitasking on the iPad this Thursday.
     
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    Just JB it. There really is no reason not to.
     
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    Media event showing iPhone OS 4.0 capabilities
     
  9. Alfuh macrumors regular

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    Check the front page ;)
     
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    Apple is having a demo of touch OS 4

    Thats right, Im being the first to call it touch OS, so we dont have to say iphone/ipod touch/ipad anymore.
     
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    4.0 should be a big step forward for Apple, can't wait to see what kind of madness they've conjured up... maybe even FLASH SUPPORT!!! :cool:
     
  12. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    It should be interesting to see what happens on Thursday. I honestly can't wait...

    Few things I am looking for:

    Multitasking
    Dashboard like app (stocks, weather, calculator, etc)
    Folders for organization

    Those things alone is why I jailbreak, give me that and I am happy.
     
  13. mbell75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So the new iPhone 4.0 will support true multi tasking and we will be able to upgrade our iPads to do the same? Sweet. When?
     
  14. lotusindigo macrumors regular

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    So, just trying to get this straight... OS 4.0 should be something that everyone with an iPad should be able to upgrade to for free?
     
  15. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    It's capable, but will Apple allow it is another question.
     
  16. mbell75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats what the Mac guy at Best Buy just told me tonight. He said beyond 4.0 wouldnt be able to, but we will get 4.0
     
  17. spectre51 macrumors 6502

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    If I remember correctly the issue causing apple to charge for iPod touch upgrades was fixed/changed so that they can be free from then on. That would/should include the iPad. 4.0 and beyond unless Apple wanted to charge for it but I doubt that would happen cause it would fragment the app store between those that updated and those that didn't.


    Of course this is all speculation until apple tells us how it will really be.
     
  18. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    Maybe via software...but it sounds like it lacks the ram to truly multitask
     
  19. lotusindigo macrumors regular

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    It has 512 RAM, doesn't it? If a desktop can multitask with that RAM, why wouldn't an iPad be able to?
     
  20. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    It has 256MB, but that is still enough for multitasking.
     

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