The SDK item drawing the most attention Friday, however, is that third-party
applications will not be allowed to run in the background.
To be fair, I don’t think many of Apple’s first-party apps run in the background, either. The Phone, SMS, Clock, iPod, and Mail apps do. Or at least they have helper app background tasks that do. But the other ones all seem to quit when you go to the home screen — you don’t really notice because they launch fast, quit fast, and save automatically.
★ Friday, 7 March 2008