Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 23:57 UTC
Apple "Whereas the iPhone is aimed at short, focused tasks, the iPad is more likely to lend itself to longer, more general tasks that involve using multiple apps, just as we're used to on the Mac. It's easy to imagine wanting to use an iPad to read text in Mobile Safari, copy some text to a Pages document, and send that document to a colleague via Mail. That specific example may turn out to be possible with the current iPhone OS, but it points toward needing more ways for iPad apps to work together in the future."
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by Debaser on Wed 10th Feb 2010 02:48 UTC
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I dont't think the iPhone OS is actually missing multitasking. It is just the app store apps that can't multitask between themselves. That said... I think it works acceptably for a phone with limited resources and a tiny screen. However, once the device gets larger and has some horsepower, it really cuts back on the potential utility of the device to constrain it to one app at a time.

The iPad seems to be content consumption oriented. I need an iPad that is more about creating content if I were to embrace it. Hopefully there is a iPad Pro in the Apple skunk works.

Edited 2010-02-10 02:49 UTC

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