∞ Apple announces multitasking in iPhone OS 4.0

One of the operating system features that Apple has been hit hardest for since the iPhone OS first hit the market is its lack of multitasking. iPhone 4.0 will bring an end to those criticisms. At the iPhone 4.0 event on Thursday Steve Jobs announced that iPhone 4.0 would include multitasking. Jobs admitted that Apple isn’t the first to the table with this functionality, but said Apple would be the best.

Jobs said that implementing multitasking in a way that didn’t hurt performance or battery life has been tough, but they’ve done it.

It’s being described as a dock you can call up. If you are in one app and want to see a list of currently running apps, just double-tap the home button and a window will come up showing you the apps.