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iPhone’s iOS 4 Multitasking will disappoint: Limited Capabilities

iOS 4 will be available to download and install on June 21, with the new iPhone coming three days later — June 24. The new operating system will come with a host of news features, but it is multitasking that we find the most intriguing. Before you get too exited there are a few things that you need to know.

Mitch Wagner from PC World has written an extensive article and reckons than the iOS 4 multitasking will disappoint due to limited capabilities — something that Apple is keeping quiet about for the moment. This is because only certain application will be able to run in the background — we are still uncertain as to what those are.

When Apple first announced the new OS, which was formally known as iPhone OS 4 we were under the illusion that it would come with true multitasking — it looks as though we were mislead. Wagner has been doing some tests and it seems that only Apple’s apps works with the new feature at them moment — including Clock, Mail and the Safari browser.

Steve Jobs did say that application developers will need to enable multitasking for this feature to work — so hopefully will not be long before updates for your favorite apps will be ready for you to download and install.

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.

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