iOS 4.0 Why Apple isn't enabling multitasking in older iDevices.

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  1. Appman

    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    The article explains it somewhat. I found it quite interesting that all it is to activate it on old devices is a single line in a plist.


    So the hardware does support it. I think it should be optional with those with older iDevices.

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    psrespy New Member

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    I think it should be optional but limit the amount of background apps so that people don't complain its constantly crashing.
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    Johannes Deegen Community Development

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    I don't think there was any question of if the hardware supported. The hardware just doesn't have the power to do it well (probably more of a RAM cap than a CPU cap, IMO).
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    Alpacaman New Member

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    But the whole point of the task switching they have implemented is to save RAM and battery life when compared to full multitasking. The 2g and even 1g iPod touches have been running full multitasking quite well for years now, under the jail-broken conditions. Really, I feel that it may be in small part due to resources, but mainly due to planned obsolescence.
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    NitroBum Active Member

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    ditto^ Not making 4.0 compatible with first gen devices makes it quite obvious that they are trying to make them obsolete. Denying us second gen folks multitasking is just a way to ease us in to not being offered 5.0 when it comes around.
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    dinitrokes New Member

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    eermm.. I remember I used multitask on my 64 mb ram windows mobile phone with a crappy CPU.. so where are the limitations?
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    xXrkidXx Well-Known Member

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    the software uses more RAM than a old windows phone..
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    dinitrokes New Member

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    that's right, but then again, how did I run backgrounder with no problems when I had 3.1.2 jailbroken? this is pure marketing.. or pure evilness

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