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iPhone OS 4.0: Multi-tasking, is it Essential?

When rivaling handsets to the iPhone 3GS are compared to each-other there are often many pro’s and con’s listed, however one consistent con for all Apple iPhone OS devices is that multi-tasking is not possible.

One advantage of a device that doesn’t multi-task is that it should always be running at its optimum speed (as there are less applications utilizing RAM and processing power), however with all of the advanced hardware within today’s high-end smartphones perhaps Apple should start to think about multi-tasking in future iPhone OS versions.

At the moment Apple’s answer to multi-tasking is push notifications, although push notifications are better for a handset’s battery life they are reliant on data connections, not only this but they offer quite restricted functionality.

Do you think that Apple should treat multi-tasking as a priority whilst developing iPhone OS 4.0?

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