Apple blew the roof with the new iOS 7 looks and features, catching up in one fell swoop with the more frequently refreshed mobile operating systems these days. Along with features already present on Android, like notification bar pull-down from the lock screen and others, Apple now opens up more to multitasking.
Double-click on the home button and you have snaps of all your running apps, and you can swipe and choose between them. The operating system will monitor your usage and run your most used ones in the background automatically, so that they launch for a split second when needed.
This keeps the news feed fresh in your RSS reader or Facebook for instance, but the system will still manage things intelligently to save on battery life, like downloading app and system updates in the background at once, and let you know when it's done.
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Multitasking looks exactly like androids.....looks aren't everything apple....
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 1:45 PM 30
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And the task switcher looks like WP8.
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 2:52 PM 11
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Wow, it's 2013 and Apple Iphone's are finally doing multitasking! Interesting considering Palm, Windows ce, and Android have all been doing that feature for over 4 years!! Welcome to the party Apple, I guess better late than never! I wonder when or if Apple will ever let people download free music like android does or are they going to continue to rip people off by charging for something everyone else provides for free?
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 1:48 PM 21
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What are you talking about?!? Apple Invented multitasking! They just waited to bring it to you at the perfect time.
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 2:17 PM 1
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Wow. The first multitasking mobile OS. Innovation as usual. When Android steals this idea several years ago, Apple should sue. Same for Windows Phone. And Blackberry.
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 1:56 PM 9
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I can't tell if being sarcastic or true....
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 2:02 PM 0
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Lmao .....it's still android all day everyday !!! Welcome to 2013 apple lol
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 1:57 PM 12
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More like, "Welcome to 2009." Better late than never I guess. I am actually interested in this because competition is great and it will push android and other operating systems to continue to innovate (and lead the way).
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 2:18 PM 2
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It was always inevitable for Apple, they just were motivated to do so because highend android phones didn't have the hardware necessary to take full advantage of multitasking when it first got introduced to the android os. What I mean by taking full advantage of multitasking is not just being able to run simultaneous apps at once, but to be able to do so and have the user experience remain very smooth and/or snappy.
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 3:01 PM 0
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Android Google litigate this rotten fruit™
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 1:58 PM 8
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Well, that is great, if it looks exactly like Android; now you can have the OS without the clunker, and lag that is Android.
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 1:58 PM 1
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The old adage is "copying is the best form of flattery". So I guess Apple is admitting Google, Microsoft, Blackberry etc. had it all right. it is about time. Good move on their part but not revolutionary.
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 2:25 PM 0
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Come on people. Yes, other operating systems already have this, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't include it. You're supposed to improve on your deficiencies. Stop being such fanboys and learn to view things objectively. Beside, this looks and functions a hell of a lot more like WP than Android. The fact that you don't know that just confirms your fanboyism and lack of knowledge of anything outside of Android.
posted on Jun 10, 2013, 2:41 PM 0
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