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    A joke named "Multitasking" in 4.2.1

    I am a Windows User. Never had anything to do with apple's operating systems. The iPAD is a first. Now they call that storage place where they freeze various programs a Multi task program.. And people still believe it is.
    It should be called Temp Storage.
    Fact is Apple is great with marketing, succeeding to sale us that joke. They need learn some basic things from Microsoft

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    I think Apple is probably doing OK without any input from Microsoft

    They really should have called this something like "fast app switching". I think everyone complained for so long that iOS devices didn't have multi-tasking that Apple decided to use the term here. It sure isn't multi-tasking but it is better than nothing.

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    In my opinion it's "true multitasking" or "smart multitasking" keeps battery life in perspective. Honestly, I don't have time to constantly check what apps are running and how many I can leave open so my battery will last the day. I'm glad Apple does all that for me.
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    <sigh>

    Exactly what do you want to multitask? If you took the time to understand how it works you would see it does multi-task for apps that can do something useful in the background. There is no benefit to running something like Angry Birds in the background, or for that matter the majority of applications. But returning to where you left is often helpful--though not always.

    As someone who used to work for Microsoft's Embedded Devices devision (think... Windows CE) the comment about Microsoft was funny. It's been FOURTEEN years since Windows CE first came out. Most of that time it sucked and often because it kept things in memory for no benefit. So now fourteen years later Windows Phone 7 comes out and you think Apple should learn from it? Pray tell what??? Wait till 2021 before making iOS relevant? lol

    At least complain about a specific app that you want to run in the background. If there is one that could use it, that would be a legitimate complaint.

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    I think "true" multitasking would be having access to two or more running applications at the same time. I suppose iOS has always had a simple form of multitasking in that the music application can run in the background while using certain apps. That being said, I'm not sure what we have now qualifies. Still, I don't really have a need for multitasking on these devices, and I'm pretty sure we would need a bunch more RAM in the system to accomplish real multitasking anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman View Post
    <sigh>

    Exactly what do you want to multitask? If you took the time to understand how it works you would see it does multi-task for apps that can do something useful in the background. There is no benefit to running something like Angry Birds in the background, or for that matter the majority of applications. But returning to where you left is often helpful--though not always.

    As someone who used to work for Microsoft's Embedded Devices devision (think... Windows CE) the comment about Microsoft was funny. It's been FOURTEEN years since Windows CE first came out. Most of that time it sucked and often because it kept things in memory for no benefit. So now fourteen years later Windows Phone 7 comes out and you think Apple should learn from it? Pray tell what??? Wait till 2021 before making iOS relevant? lol

    At least complain about a specific app that you want to run in the background. If there is one that could use it, that would be a legitimate complaint.
    preach.

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    Guy’s no need to reply at this bashing…. he can go to exchange or ask refund … so many million people happy how one can talk like this right ???

    maybe is women refuse some game yesterday night so this morning it’s Apple is ennemy

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSt View Post
    I think "true" multitasking would be having access to two or more running applications at the same time. I suppose iOS has always had a simple form of multitasking in that the music application can run in the background while using certain apps. That being said, I'm not sure what we have now qualifies. Still, I don't really have a need for multitasking on these devices, and I'm pretty sure we would need a bunch more RAM in the system to accomplish real multitasking anyhow.
    While I do indeed agree that most times we don't really need multitasking on a device like this... I will also say that it really is possible to multitask if it is useful.

    There are many apps that use it... more than you may think. ReelDirector, for instance, will encode a movie in the background. Now that is something that is indeed useful--waiting for that would be torture (can take an hour or more depending how big the video is). I have done this and been browsing the Web and listening to music at the same time--and getting email pushed.

    There are cooking apps that, while their entire app does not need to stay in memory, will run any needed timers. When it is time to get your attention they wake up and do so--taking you right to that step in the recipe.

    I think everyone knows by now that navigation apps will still run the necessary processes to keep going. I constantly use that on my iPhone 4. I can be be in any other app, or most likely listening to music or a radio stream, and my voice prompts still pop in as needed.



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    I suppose it does come across as bashing, but in reality the OP does have a valid point here. Apple does market this as "multitasking". Straight from Apple's website "iOS 4.2 brings multitasking from iPhone and iPod touch to iPad.". I think we all know that isn't really what we have here. I'm not complaining, please don't take it as such. I am perfectly happy with the solution we have now, and I will be happier once some of my more used apps start taking advantage of this feature. Still, it seems like a liberal use of the term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman View Post

    While I do indeed agree that most times we don't really need multitasking on a device like this... I will also say that it really is possible to multitask if it is useful.

    There are many apps that use it... more than you may think. ReelDirector, for instance, will encode a movie in the background. Now that is something that is indeed useful--waiting for that would be torture (can take an hour or more depending how big the video is). I have done this and been browsing the Web and listening to music at the same time--and getting email pushed.

    There are cooking apps that, while their entire app does not need to stay in memory, will run any needed timers. When it is time to get your attention they wake up and do so--taking you right to that step in the recipe.

    I think everyone knows by now that navigation apps will still run the necessary processes to keep going. I constantly use that on my iPhone 4. I can be be in any other app, or most likely listening to music or a radio stream, and my voice prompts still pop in as needed.



    Michael
    Those are very good points. I hadn't thought about background processes as all.


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