Marco Arment on iOS Multitasking and Background Updating

Marco Arment:

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.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010