“One particularly prominent app that now supports the basic iOS 4’s multitasking API is Dropbox, a file sharing/syncing tool,” Kim reports.
Previous versions of Apple’s iPhone OS, now called iOS, did not support “multitasking in 3rd party applications,” Kim reports. “Apple has cited issues with performance and battery life as chief concerns with unrestricted multitasking. Instead, Apple has introduced 7 specific background services for IOS 4 apps that will allow them to continue tasks after a user switches away from them.”
Kim reports, “Apple will be distributing iOS 4 to the public on June 21st.”
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