This highly anticipated multitasking mode on the iPhone has been revealed in video.
As was mentioned yesterday, following the Apple keynote presented by their guru Steve Jobs, the next version of the iPhone operating system – version 4.0, will be available this summer. This will bring with it multitask options.
In summery, when numerous applications are open, double clicking on the single button on the device will open a window displaying all of the icons corresponding to the programs running in the background. It will then be possible to use multiple applications at the same time, or to change from one to another without interruption, a feature which was previously only available on jail broken phones.
You will therefore soon be able to, in around the summer of 2010 when the iPhone 4.0 OS becomes available, listen to music or streaming services while also accessing your emails or browsing the web at the same time. It will also be possible to keep applications like Skype open in the background while you are using your phone for other applications, allowing you to be notified of any incoming Skype calls.
The iPhone multitask mode will also allow you to get around the current push notification system. You will finally be able to quickly swap between applications which, for some of them, will be put into pause allowing the user to come back to them in the same state. Simply, this is a function highly anticipated by the user community.
Even better then words though is the video presenting this new feature: