Multitasking Apps Begin Appearing on App Store

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The first round of third party apps that support iOS 4’s multitasking features are beginning to crop up at Apple’s App Store. Apple will be releasing iOS 4 as a free upgrade for iPhone and iPod touch users on June 21, marking the first time users will have third party app multitasking support without relying on hacks.

Mac Rumors noted that Dropbox for the iPhone and iPod touch now supports iOS 4’s fast app switching feature that Apple touts as a multitasking option. iOS 4’s other multitasking features include background audio, Voice over IP, background location, local notifications, task finishing, and push notifications.

The multitasking features in iOS 4 require an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, or iPod touch. The iPhone 3G supports a limited iOS 4 feature set, and Apple isn’t supporting the new OS on the original iPhone.

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Comments

M. PARIS

multitasking apps already exists on IOS3.

CORUS RADIO app (in the Canadian iTunes store) allows you to listen to the radio while doing other tasks (being in the Facebook app for example)

computerbandgeek

Just in case people weren’t aware: it is extremely easy to enable multitasking on the iPhone 3G when jailbreaking with redsn0w (redsn0w.com). I have been doing it for months and multitasking works just as quickly and smoothly as it does on the 3GS. It’s all marketing BS.

As a side note, for some reason enabling home screen backgrounds on the 3G does slow it down significantly, so I wouldn’t recommend it.

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