Report: iPhone 4.0 software to support multitasking

Summary:For iPhone users who yearn for multitasking on their handsets, a new report suggests that Apple is looking to include the function in its next OS software.

Love Apple’s iPhone, but envy Android and Palm users who can run more than one app at the same time?

According to a new AppleInsider report, that’s going to change this summer. Apple will introduce a "full-on solution" to multitasking in version 4.0 of the iPhone operating system.

Questions that remain once Apple flips the multitask switch:

  • How the iPhone will conserve resources and battery life
  • How the interface will manage notifications and switching between apps
  • If there will be a limit to how many apps a user can have open
  • What part push alerts will play now that apps can run in the background

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Topics: Enterprise Software, Mobility


Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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