Apple To Introduce Multitasking In iPhone 4.0 OS Update?

Apple may well be on the verge of adding multitasking capabilities to the iPhone, as recent spell of rumours suggest that the Cupertino-based company is in fact planning to introduce the last missing major feature of the smartphone via an OS update.

Apple Insider is citing sources with "proven track record" in foretelling technological advancements at Apple to report about the incorporation of the highly-yearned feature.

Though the sources have informed that the company is bringing "full-on solution" to multitasking via the upcoming 4.0 software update, they didn't mention anything about how the company would optimise the technology to make it resource efficient and less taxing on battery life, the website reported.

"From a user-facing perspective, Apple plans to deliver a multi-tasking manager that leverages interface technology already bundled with its Mac OS X operating system", Apple Insider reported quoting the same sources.

Furthermore, the technology blog Gizmodo is predicting that the feature may look similar to Expose on Mac OS X. Expose is a multi-window view that has already been adopted by other smartphones like HTC Legend.

This seems to be a meaningful move for Apple, given that Nokia, Palm, as well as Android-powered smartphones already have this all important feature.

Our Comments

The lack of Multitasking was really the last really important bit missing. Apple has the knack to come out with killer upgrades when needed. Adding 3G in the second generation iPhone was one such move.

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