Thursday, June 10, 2010

iPhone Multitasking and Background Updating

Marco Arment:

By naming these features “multitasking”, Apple has set customers’ expectations to include what apps can do in a traditional computer multitasking environment.

It’s going to mislead people into expecting such behavior from apps, but we can’t actually deliver most of it.

It’s especially confusing because Apple lets built-in apps such as Mail do this sort of thing.

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