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.