News tagged ‘multitasking’

Another Rumor On The Next iPhone Features


A popular tech pundit John Gruber from the DaringFireball.net web-resource laughs at today's WSJ rumor about two new iPhone models coming this summer. He points at the lack of information in the article and hints at the features that he seems to know about:

"...And they have no actual details of the next-generation iPhone. Nothing. Not the A4-family CPU system-on-a-chip. Not the 960 × 640 double-resolution display. Not the second front-facing camera. Not even the third-party multitasking in iPhone OS 4."

Well, the multitasking and front camera were suggested before. But the higher resolution display is something new.


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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010. 10:16

Developers found multitasking support in iPhone OS

Developers have found references to multitasking in iPhone OS SDK files. The below mention of a "multitasking dialog box" is just one example:

Actually many different Apple's built-in applications already multitask. For example, phone.app, iPod.app, Safari.app, Mail.app, etc. so theoretically, the dialog box in this case could refer to current functionality.


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"Come see our latest creation" Apple iTablet Event Live Meta-Blog

Here is our live blog from Apple's event:

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Apple iPhone OS 4.0 features


BoyGeniusReport published the first details about the upcoming iPhone OS 4.0:

  • Global multitouch gestures.
  • Background apps/Multitasking.
  • UI enhanced for easier, more efficient navigation (maybe refreshed homescreen).
  • The update will supposedly be available for only the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS (might also be for future iPhone 4G).
  • New syncing ability for the contacts and calendar applications.
  • Will put iPhone way ahead of smartphone market, more like “full-fledged computer”.
  • Apple people “really excited”.

The iPhone OS 4.0 firmware is expected to be announced at Apple's special event on January 27th.



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CoughMultitasking: The first video demonstration

Here's the first video preview of CoughMultitasking, the application from Steven Througton-Smith that will allow us to switch between different applications, leveraging the multitasking.

The application is only in early stages of development, but we already see 4 thumbnails per page and multiple pages.


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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009. 18:17

Multitasking CoverFlow Dock: A New Concept Video from Ocean Observation

Ocean Observation, the author of SpringBoard Exposé, created a new concept video that shows a special dock for iPhone. This dock is able to keep multiple applications open simultaneously and switch quickly from one to another:

A nice example of how multitasking can be implemented. What do you think?

via ispazio


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iPhone 3GS Stress Test: multitasking [Video]


In order to understand the true power of the new iPhone 3GS let's do some tests on the new Apple device using the Backgrounder. You have about 150MB of RAM free, so you can open several applications and games at the same time and get good results. Here's the list:


  • Weathereye
  • Random Facts
  • Chalky
  • Google Apps
  • Phone
  • Mail


  • Assassin's Creed
  • Metal Gear Solid Touch
  • Real Racing

Games listed above are among those that require a lot of resources. However, the device continued to function without major delays. Here is a video demonstration:

Here is another related video:

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iPhone OS 3.0 rumors by Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg, shared his thoiughts about upcoming iPhone OS 3.0. The breakdown of unconfirmed rumors:

  • cut and paste in 3.0
  • no video recording
  • no MMS
  • no multitasking
  • all Palm Pre functionaliity will be added (contradics with previous statement)

The cut and paste functionality will be:

  • Users magnify or double tap a word to bring up cut and paste
  • Pinch "boundaries" to select word(s); Rose called them "copy boundaries"
  • Then you get option to cut, paste or copy

Watch the video:


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