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Comment: No background tasks? (Score 2, Interesting) 452

by PrintError (#22891558) Attached to: iPhone's Development Limitations Could Hurt It In the Long Run
How do they figure? I know when I'm running Apollo (AIM client) on my iPod Touch and switch over to Safari to browse, I'll get pop-ups from Apollo when people IM me. Not being a programmer, I gotta ask, doesn't that make Apollo (and it's appropriate daemon) a background task while I'm in Safari? Same thing with having music playing, with Apollo running, while using Safari. Seems to multitask alright to me. Not as friendly as true OS X but not bad for a device that weighs as little as my shoes at 4.2 ounces.

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