Gallery: Apple adds multitasking to iPhone 4.0

Gallery: Apple adds multitasking to iPhone 4.0

Summary: Steve Jobs announces new features to iPhone 4.0 - the biggest is multitasking for the iPhone, iPod and iPad.

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  • Forstall demos the new background location services. There are two classes of applications--things like turn-by-turn directions (TomTom, Garmin, et. al.) and social-networking applications like Loopt.

    Photo credit: James Martin

  • Forstall says Apple is using cell towers to make new GPS services work without using a ton of power.

    Photo credit: James Martin

  • There's now an indicator on the status bar to let you know if an app is using your location (kind of like the little satellite logo in Android).

    Users can also enable or disable location by app in the settings menu. Apple is including a little arrow on the location services menu that will let you know if that particular app has used location within the last 24 hours.

    Forstall demos the next new service, background location. He says there are two classes of applications--things like turn-by-turn directions (TomTom, Garmin, et. al.) and social-networking applications like Loopt.

    Photo credit: James Martin

Topics: iPhone, Apple, Hardware, Mobility, Smartphones

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