Obviously this launch is particularly important because it brings the ability for third-party-apps to run in the background via iOS 4's multitasking (available for iPhone 3GS and 4 only, along with the latest generation iPod touch). We want more than just Apple apps such as Safari and Mail to be able to run in the background - which is why Apple are pushing for iOS 4 app submissions now.video of Pandora running in the background on a demo iPhone 4 model. However, it's not all great. We've also heard that non-iOS 4 apps awaiting approval are seeing massive wait times as Apple are sidelining them in priority of apps compatible with the new OS, which is understandable (I guess). So, fingers crossed by the time you're downloading iOS 4 the App Store will be well and truly ready for you. Hopefully. [via TechCrunch]
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by Joe White
June 11, 2010