BREAKING NEWS: Next iPhone OS Will Run More Than 1 App at a Time!

On April 8, 2010

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today announced that the next version of the iPhone and iPad will be able to run more than one program at a time!

Finally, users will get the feature that everyone else has had for many years.  Multitasking.

The news has gotten a warm response from the event in California this morning.  Jobs said "We weren’t the first to this party, but we’re gonna be the best,".  Not sure how you can be the best at running multiple apps, but I guess we will wait and see what he meant.

This new update, being called 4.0, will be available this summer, it is assumed to be a free software update.

Even though the iPhone already allows for some multitasking, its mostly limited to Apple’s own apps.  With the new update, users will be able to run multiple apps at the same time the same way that Palm and Android already do.  It will mean that a user can listen to music using the various radio apps and log into their Facebook app, or switch between a game and chatting with a friend through messenger without having to quit the game first.

This is obviously very welcome news to all of us, especially since the iPad, now positioned to take its place in the portable computer lineup, could never be considered a real laptop replacement until this was available.

Welcome news indeed.