This is a discussion on MultiTasking within the iPad OS forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by IpadOne Originally Posted by davidangel I wish the iPad could handle multitasking, but I bet each app will perform better on it's ...
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i thought it was confirmed that the new iphone os will support multitasking (at least w/the new iphone) so if that supports it won't the ipad???
As far as the OS goes, I doubt however you will see OSX on the ipad anytime soon. I think the whole reason for the development of the Iphone OS is its based on touch, not point and click.
Probably some of the things people want to see on the Ipad will come eventually. I imagine what apple did manage to pack into a device that small was really stretching the limits. As technology improves, you will see future Ipads that can probably take the place of a computer for moderate users.
I agree. I do not have an iphone or even an ipod. But the videos I've seen of the Ipad, apps take almost no time to load. If you could switch back and forth quickly to the saved state of the previous app you were working with, it would be a very nice solution.
As someone else said, Apple is concerned about user experience. They could have done a lot of things differently on the Ipad, but I think they chose to go for speed and ease of use.
One thing I do wonder about, and it's hardware related not software. I wonder how hot the thing gets. Obviously you don't want to hold the thing in your hands if it's too hot, or worse yet set it on your lap. I wonder how the thing keeps cool. Perhaps the material used in the back casing?
I have been using an iphone for more than a year having Multitasking does not worry me as applications open so fast so jumping from one to another is no problem I also expect the applications on the ipad also to be fast load. I can read email and reload another application like safari in less than seconds using wifi which is fine by me As for multitasking on iphone 3gs I can listen to music change songs etc while the Copilot gps is working further more also receive and make calls as well with out quitting Co-pilot . ( I use a parrot car system ) If i want multitasking I can use my Mac book
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The iphone does remember where you were so if you quit out of an email that is open and launch safari or another app like Informant( PIM) then return to the email it is where you left it. One can also cut and paste between apps the same way and fast . if you view a movie on the iphone and quit and reopen again you are back where you left it. Same with Apple store when you search a Application and music This will be the same on the ipad
The point is which you did mention is speed and that is what the iphone and ipad is about as its memory base not hard drive driven and of course ease of use. I should point out I do use wifi 75% of the time
The ipad offers a whole new area of enjoyment and frankly I believe it will take off like crazy because it is so easy to use
i do not really care if it multi task or not ..for it me a basic unit to do the things i need it to do when i need it done like the following task..
..if i want a mp3 player it does that..
--if i want to play a game it does that..
--ir need to read the morning emails it does that
--if i need to look up a book or a dvd and see if i have it does that ..
i want it for the basic use of the everyday oversized iphone unit but without the phone part set up ..i do not really care if runs this or that ..i just need to do the basic things i need it do when i need it done at the time..
that way i have a desktop computer at the offices assigned to me if i need to get into the system i can log onto the data base with my coded i.d. number along with the ironkey usb stowage and password security card for me to use as need in the office computer network ..
the big thing now for a lot of companys is the fact that laptops are the mosted hacked set up out there when out on the road and working ..my company now after my computer beening hacked this weekend is not allow personal onsite and hooked up to the main frame of our job site.along with company laptops are not allowed outside of the secured building system that we used now .. the main frame can not allowed conract with the outside world for any reason or with outside personals computer units ..... for now days most companys biggest fear is the laptop beening stolen or hacked by outside personal to gain entance into there personal main frame to see what the projects or others things that is going on