Originally Posted by solipsism
It is an insult because you just referred to my mother as "dumb" and a "moron" simply because she doesn't care about finding with gadgets. She has has plenty of other skills and advanced degrees, though not in computer science. She doesn't care about or need to know how every app will affect her iPhone, she only needs to know that it will work as advertised so she can focus on the other things in life that do matter to her.
Apple didn't revitalize the smartphone industry and make every mobile OS maker switch gears to follow Apple's lead because they were making fisher price toys. Cars with automatic transmissions weren't designed for people who are too stupid to learn to drive a manual. Restaurants weren't created for people who are too dumb to cook for themselves.
So you're saying your mom wouldn't understand, and would complain when her iphone told her she had too many apps open at once?
The trick here is for Apple to make it easier to close apps than to keep them running in the background. The way you exit an app is just by hitting the home button right? Well if they implemented something so hitting the home button just stuck the app in the background, then yes, I could see how people would be upset when they went to open another app and the iphone said it needed to close one of the apps in the background.
So imagine making a complete swipe from the top left corner down to the bottom right hand corner to stick the program into the background. The imagine some kind of task manager at the home screen (perhaps to the left of the search screen) that showed the running apps, and allowed you to close them easily from that screen.
Why is any of what I say unreasonable? How could any of that be confusing for someone like your mother, who has multiple degrees and clearly has a fully functional brain (and obviously a woman of decent intelligence since she didn't raise a complete fool
BTW with bing, coreplayer (with night at the museum open and paused), facebook (connected), Midomi, morphgear (running super mario world), Opera Mobile 10 (at wikipedia's site), resco file explorer, and windows live open (connected and ready for conversations) I'm still at 90% battery life, and my phone still runs fine.