“With the market so focused on dissecting Apple iPad sales yesterday, there was surprisingly little attention to the news that the company on Thursday morning will provide a ‘sneak peak’ at the next version of the iPhone OS,” Eric Savitz blogs for Barron’s. blogs for Barron’s. “And there is a widespread view on the Street that iPhone OS 4.0 will include something users have been pining for since the phone launched: the ability to run more than one program at a time.”
“Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu writes in a research note that the new version of iPhone OS will be “a full multi-tasking environment where third-party apps will also be able to run simultaneously and/or in the background along with AAPL’s own apps,'” Savitz reports. “Right now, only Apple’s own applications have this capability.”
Savitz reports, “Wu thinks this will be ‘particularly important’ for the iPad, with its faster processor and larger screen, ‘where users more likely want the capability to run multiple applications much like most do with their PCs and Macs.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: If what we’re hearing from our sources is accurate, third-party multitasking is a certainty in iPhone OS 4.