Originally Posted by irishjayhawk
Also, Apple is proving that multitasking (except in media sectors like music or social networking like twitter) is an old concept in need of replacement. When you think about it, your iPhone/Touch apps save where you were in the app and what you were doing. Closing and reopening is just like swiping to an open app.
It wasn't until someone pointed that out to me that it clicked. Read here: http://cloud-factory.com/blog/2010/1...-the-ipad.html
Yes. My iPod Touch (and, thus, I assume, the iPhone) doesn't exactly "multitask" in terms of having more than one thing open at a time and visible to you
, but it seems to keep running parts of stuff in the background (e.g. the Push notifications which you can have pop up). And if you close a game, for example, when you re-open it you can sometimes pick up where you left off, as if the app is leaving little info-cookies so it knows where to go back to.
I can get Push notifications when someone e-mails me, or IMs me, or posts to my Facebook account, or if the Associated Press breaks a news story, or if my favorite sports team scores a TD or a run or a goal or whatever. So it's like multitasking, it's just not called that.