Music and Words

June 6, 2010

Multitasking

Filed under: Words — melomania @ 6:11 pm
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So…Apple announced that they would have a limited amount of multitasking on the new iPhone OS to be released this summer.

Yes, I know this is old news. I’m busy and this is the first time I’ve forced myself had a chance┬áto sit down and write about it.

I just have one thing I’d like to point out. When many people on The Internet talk about this new addition to the OS, they’re all excited about it, and their comments often end with this statement:

“Awesome, now I can listen to Pandora while browsing the Internet!”

Really? THAT is what you wanted to use multitasking for? You want to be able to listen to music while browsing the Internet? You can already do that with the iPod app! It just has to be music that you’ve already purchased and downloaded, but hey, you have the added advantage of being able to listen to what you want, when you want it, AND you don’t have to endure those stupid ads that Pandora forces on you.

I listen to Pandora at work. I know how it works. And those ads are getting really, REALLY, annoying.

So, let me get this straight. You’ve been whining and complaining and pushing for multitasking on the iPhone and iPad because you wanted to be able to do something that both devices fundamentally already have the ability to do?

Come on, at least talk about how cool it’s going to be to have a third-party app that can continue to track your location even after you’ve closed the app.

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