I’ve already received multiple emails from people who are
excited for iOS 4’s multitasking because they can’t wait for
this to finally stop being an issue, because they think Instapaper
will be able to download articles periodically in the background.
It’s painful to respond, crushing their hopes, to tell them that
the iOS multitasking system doesn’t allow me to do that.
I like his proposal for how Apple could address this in the future.