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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Mine has no problem.
by Milo_Hoffman on Wed 10th Feb 2010 03:55 UTC
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Funny.. I could have sworn that my iPhone ALREADY DOES multitasking....its a full blown copy of Mac OSX Unix running on there already after all.

My-iPhone:~ root# uname -a
Darwin My-iPhone 10.0.0d3 Darwin Kernel Version 10.0.0d3: Fri Sep 25 23:35:35 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1357.5.30~3/RELEASE_ARM_S5L8920X iPhone2,1 arm N88AP Darwin




Or is my "ps" and "top" commands output lying that there are already about 29 processes running and multitasking right this instant?



Processes: 27 total, 2 running, 25 sleeping... 119 threads
My-iPhone:~ root# top
23:05:38
Load Avg: 0.62, 0.62, 0.50 CPU usage: 13.08% user, 13.08% sys, 73.83% idle
SharedLibs: num = 0, resident = 0 code, 0 data, 0 linkedit.
MemRegions: num = 5665, resident = 100M + 0 private, 50M shared.
PhysMem: 46M wired, 38M active, 20M inactive, 248M used, 4764K free.
VM: 1364M + 0 35249(0) pageins, 38(0) pageouts


My-iPhone:~ root# ps ax
PID TT STAT TIME COMMAND
1 ?? Rs 0:54.76 /sbin/launchd
12 ?? Ss 0:23.29 /usr/sbin/notifyd
13 ?? Ss 0:05.82 /usr/sbin/mDNSResponder -launchd
14 ?? Ss 0:25.71 /usr/sbin/syslogd
15 ?? Ss 3:11.85 /usr/libexec/configd
19 ?? Ss 0:00.09 /usr/bin/sbsettingsd
23 ?? Ss 2:05.01 /usr/libexec/lockdownd
24 ?? Ss 1:03.95 /usr/sbin/mediaserverd
27 ?? Ss 0:00.58 /usr/sbin/fairplayd
28 ?? Ss 2:02.55 /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DataAccess.framework/Support/dataacc essd
29 ?? Ss 0:08.39 /usr/sbin/accessoryd
30 ?? Ss 27:42.01 /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/SpringBoard
34 ?? Ss 1:03.66 /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreTelephony.framework/Support/Comm Center
50 ?? Ss 0:10.22 /usr/sbin/BTServer
60 ?? Ss 0:08.42 /System/Library/Frameworks/SystemConfiguration.framework/SCHelper
64 ?? Ss 0:13.23 /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ApplePushService.framework/apsd
76 ?? Ss 0:10.72 /Applications/MobilePhone.app/MobilePhone
77 ?? Ss 4:28.01 /Applications/MobileMail.app/MobileMail
81 ?? Rs 26:03.71 /Applications/MobileSafari.app/MobileSafari
7123 ?? Ss 0:02.29 /Applications/MobileMusicPlayer.app/MobileMusicPlayer
7699 ?? Ss 0:03.11 /var/mobile/Applications/9256CFF4-DFD5-4F81-8D28-55FFF8ACDAB7/Robtwitt er.app/Robtwitter
7701 ?? Ss 0:06.20 /var/mobile/Applications/491AB632-BE20-4AD8-BB04-AF9375398A14/eBay.app /eBay
7703 ?? Ss 0:06.48 /var/mobile/Applications/B1B047EA-5E65-4883-9F7C-B9CDB306E59B/CNN.app/ CNN
7722 ?? S 0:00.48 /usr/sbin/sshd -i
7724 s000 Ss 0:00.14 -sh
7743 s000 R+ 0:00.01 ps ax


Edited 2010-02-10 04:06 UTC

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