Originally Posted by solipsism
So you used an additional 10-20% with just 10 apps. I stated I use at least 20, but when i look at my pages I probably used more like 35 or 40 apps yesterday, some are ones I read about and installed to try once. Having these still running in the background makes no sense and it would make the issue considerably worse.
I've had a jailbroken and unlocked iPhone since it was possible. I've used Backgrounder. I know what the pros and cons are, and I don't think an unregulated, uncontrolled multitasking free-for-all Ã* la Android is an intelligent method, nor one that should ever be on an iDevice. There are better ways to do it.
Why would you allow every single app you run to continue to run in the background? What sense does that make?
I rarely leave apps running in the background, and my little test of pushing my phone's multitasking to it's edge for an entire day just shows it's not as impeding on battery life and performance as people make it out to be. It was a little worse than I said it would be, but it definitely isn't as bad as you make it sound.
Nobody would ever need to run 30 apps in the background. You keep making it sound as if multitasking will be something enormous. It's like somebody saying the iphone would never have copy and paste because copying 10GB files to a clipboard just isn't for a phone.
Multi-tasking isn't a free-for-all with limitless amounts of ability. It does have it's limits, and enforcing those limits are easy and make sense.
BTW, by default WM closes apps automatically, but there are apps out there that prevent this, and instead allow the user to control such a thing.
We just have to agree to disagree. I think Apple has shown enough brilliance that they can incorporate some level of multitasking on the iphone to appease those requesting it, and also not ruin the overall experience of the phone for those who don't need it.