More info on iPhone 4.0 OS: multitasking via Expose-like interface

It’s not the first time we’re hearing about multitasking being featured in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 4.0 OS, but now it looks like someone actually knows how Apple will do it.

According to Apple Insider, multitasking (which may not be supported by Windows Phone 7) on iPhone 4.0 will, of course, allow third-party apps to run in the background, and it should be done via an interface that resembles Exposé – the feature that Apple launched for its desktop computers many years ago.

Reportedly, “a key combination (i.e. hitting the Home button twice) will trigger an expose-like interface that brings up a series of icons representing the currently running apps, allowing users to quickly select the one they want to switch to directly.” Sounds pretty simple.

In case you’re an iPhone user but not a Mac user, and you don’t know how Exposé works, here’s a demo of the feature made by Steve Jobs himself:

Admittedly, an iPhone doing the stuff seen in the video would be cool.

As previously reported, iPhone 4.0 OS and at least a new iPhone (iPhone 4G? iPhone HD?) should be unveiled by Apple this summer, most probably in June.

Author: Ilinca Nita

Share This Post On