Can the iPhone 3G Actually Support Multitasking?
A big disappointment from the 4.0 event was that iPhone 3G owners like myself would not be able to multitask. When Jobs was asked why the other devices could not have multitasking Jobs stated, “Their hardware can’t support it..If that’s an incentive for them to upgrade to a new device… terrific..” However, that wasn’t quite true.
A few developers, who have been messing around with the iPhone OS 4.0 preview, have found that by simply switching just one variable in preferences, multitasking can indeed be enabled on the iPhone 3G.
Now I am pretty sure that there will not be any problems or flags raised until the final release version of the OS. You can easily switch on the multitasking by changing a simple file(which will require jailbreak sadly). While jailbreaker’s do have their own way to multitask, Apple’s version is better. Jobs does have a lot of explaining to do as why he told us that the 3G could not support it, as it can. It seems Apple is just trying to make people upgrade to a new device. Hey, Jobs even said that was a good thing. When the new iPhone comes out this summer Apple will be promoting it as many 3G users contracts will be over. This makes them upgrade eligible. It is perfect for Apple here is what Jobs is thinking in my mind “ha ha ha, we will make the poor 3G owners upgrade to our new device just for multitasking and a few extra feature.” While I am pretty sure that there will a lot more features because of the competition.
We understand Apple’s wanting of money but this is a bit unfair. Even though I will be buying the new iPhone multitasking or not.
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