I finally found this site and joined moments ago. I had been searching for definitive information about the iPad 4 being able to multitask. You know, there's a Windows 8 TV commercial currently on the air that shows an iPad and a Windows 8 pad with background dialog, about "let's do this & that," inferring that the iPad can do only one thing at a time, like play "Chopsticks." I sure a few of you have seen the commercial. I found a very obtuse answer at a site, the pretty much claimed that (paraphrasing Bill Clinton) it depends on what your definition of "multitasking" is, and proceeded to provide his answer, which I found to be of no use. (Why doesn't my keyboard "enter" work to allow multiple paragraphs?) So, if someone here could just answer my questions about truly active multitasking (apps not just simply open quietly idling in the background: 1.) Can I listen to music over the internet and at the same time surf the internet at the same time? 2.) If not, can I listen to iTunes music loaded into the iPad's memory and surf the internet at the same time? 3.) With the appropriate adaptor, can I access files on a USB flash drive (instead of loading them into the iPad)? Thanks.