Back in January, we reported that Apple iPhone OS 4.0 might introduce a host of improvements including support for full-fledged multitasking. Now, Apple Insider has uncovered further evidence, which corroborates our original story.
Ever since the introduction of 3rd part apps, multitasking has been one of the most requested (rather demanded) features. The iPhone OS has traditionally prevented third party apps from running in the background. However, this has always been an artificial restriction, rather than a technical limitation. In fact, Jailbroken iPhone’s have had multitasking capability for quite some time.
At the moment, very little is known about the upcoming firmware update. However, sources with a proven track record have confirmed to Apple Insider that, “The Cupertino-based company has developed a “full-on solution” to multitasking on the iPhone OS”. The source also teased that iPhone OS 4.0 will feature a “multi-tasking manager that leverages interface technology already bundled with its Mac OS X operating system”. Gizmodo believes that the interface technology in question is Expose. What do you think? Are you excited at the prospect of seeing multitasking in iPhone? Don’t forget to let us know.