Apple to allow third party apps to run in background?

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Apple to allow third party apps to run in background?
When iPhone Firmware 2.2.1 was released, many noticed that the Push notification system announced by Apple at the WDC last Summer was absent. Steve Jobs said that the system was running late and it was pulled from the beta version. This prevented the iPhone from running third party apps in the background as the notification system was the way for the device to send notices to applications when they weren't the active app running. Back to the drawing board went the engineers from Cupertino and they developed another way for the third party programs to run with a user selectable background process. This would be expected to be made available on a iPhone 3.0 software update and would probably allow for only one or two programs running in the background at the same time.  However, the next generation iPhone should allow for real multi-tasking, similar to the Pre and every other smart phone.

source: MacRumors via Gizmodo

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15 Comments

1. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

"However, the next generation iPhone should allow for real multi-tasking," So you already have details on the next iPhone? You guys are really on top of things.

2. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I think all they were pointing out is it SHOULD. And I mean really, it should, shouldn't it?

3. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

--Multi tasking would actually be great on the Iphone...

4. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

should should should... we'll see what they come up with. iphone doesnt have a lot of things that other smartphones have!

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

And other smart phones don't have what iphone has

5. igor550

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 16, 2008

I hope it will be unlock able so I can use it with tmobile

7. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

T-Mobile?? Seriously?? Are you really that poor?? Step up to the big leagues, son!

8. LessthanZach

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 29, 2008

Wow. I love the fuckin internet. And this site for that matter.....

10. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Wow... what a cool person you are! No, Really! You can actually afford Verizon!?!? Dang! So unique, aren't you? One out of... how many MILLIONS of Americans? Oh... Yeah... Nice name, and nice way to show you are in the big league, son.... LMAO! I guarantee this kid is a little teenager on mommy and daddy's family talk account. Haha.... some people just amaze me...

11. igor550

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 16, 2008

i had verizon for 7 years and always sad to my friends that will never carry a t-mobile phone. I like verizon very much but can not be in the "big league" any more. If you have verizon you must buy all the features they offer with a smart phone and that's just under $200 after tax. If you can afford that good for you, my unlocked iphone works with tzones and i have full web for $6 and $60 for 1500 min and to tell you the true since i moved (5 month) never had a problem with the service son.

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

how come when someone makes an immature or insulting statement, everyone automatically goes for, your mothers basement or little teenager, seriously? hahaha lol, i think icanaffordvzw's comment was wicked funny.

14. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Because, fanman, only immature people would insult someone based on one's financial situation. The fact that his name is even "ICanAffordVZW" is ridiculously... wait... I just noticed that his comment was deleted... Damn site. That makes it not even worth responding... Never Mind...

15. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahaha lol ok

9. The Godfather unregistered

Wow I love how this revolutionary device cant multi task??? LMAO Stom v .99 FTW.

13. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Idiot

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