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iPhone iOS 4 Update: How Multitasking Works?

Yesterday was a big day for Apple and iPhone owners, as the new iOS 4 was made available for download. Steve Jobs announced that the new mobile OS has 100 new features, but the one that will be of most interest is multitasking. However, I did not think that it had installed yesterday — I finally worked out that I was doing it wrong.

I finally found out what I was doing wrong by carefully watching the video below that I found on YouTube, which you can view below. Multitasking is activated by pressing the home button twice, you will know this when the homescreen looks as though it moves up to make way for a selection of apps and services.

I have now spent a few moments with the new feature and it is great — although it will be much better when more apps are supported. There are those who will be concerned about battery performance, but Jobs maintains that this will not affect battery power.

Now with multitasking you can switch from one app to another, meaning that you will no longer have to wait for an app to open if you have to send a message or take or make a call. This may not mean much, but just spend 30 minutes with it and you will wonder how you ever did without it.

We cannot wait until more apps starts to support multitasking – only then will we be able to benefit from the feature.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

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