Apple iPhone 4G: OS 4.0 brings Expose-like multitasking

By Posted 31 Mar 2010, 21:56

Some exciting news for those thinking of picking up the new iPhone now, as we have some more specific details regarding the multitasking feature that will be included in iPhone OS 4.0.

As reported from Apple Insider, the multitasking with OS 4.0 will be similar to that seen in Expose, a popular feature within Mac OS X. The inclusion of multitasking on the iPhone will finally allow users to run multiple applications in the background, without the app quitting with a press of the home screen button.

How will it work exactly? Well if reports are correct, a user can simply double tap the home screen button, to which a window interface will pop up, allowing you to select and switch between your desired apps.

Sounds pretty exciting doesnt it? Head to A I for more details on this. Are you familiar with Expose on Mac OS X? If so, let us know what you think of it.

  • auditech

    Wishful thinking my friend, wishful thinking. Hard to imagine Apple offering multi-tasking, although if they plan to take on the competition from HTC with the Android OS which is releasing a multitude of handsets they will have to do something. I am quite sure on one thing however, they will not offer Flash support (and I do agree with Steve Jobs on the fact that Flash is very buggy and power hungry), which will hopefully be resolved with HTML 5, but until then Apple should include Flash support. The only reason why the Iphone has been so successful is precisely down to the omission of including multi-tasking in its operations. Had it done so, it would not be as snappy. Saying that, I hope to God that Apple does not drop the ball like they did with the Ipad, a completely pointless piece of technology "An ipod touch on steroids" which offers nothing new whatsoever. The Iphone offers so much more.

  • audiotech

    Wishful thinking my friend, wishful thinking. Hard to imagine Apple offering multi-tasking, although if they plan to take on the competition from HTC with the Android OS which is releasing a multitude of handsets they will have to do something. I am quite sure on one thing however, they will not offer Flash support (and I do agree with Steve Jobs on the fact that Flash is very buggy and power hungry), which will hopefully be resolved with HTML 5, but until then Apple should include Flash support. The only reason why the Iphone has been so successful is precisely down to the omission of including multi-tasking in its operations. Had it done so, it would not be as snappy. Saying that, I hope to God that Apple does not drop the ball like they did with the Ipad, a completely pointless piece of technology "An ipod touch on steroids" which offers nothing new whatsoever. The Iphone offers so much more.