Originally Posted by solipsism
Or using the standard form when referring to ONE product: "...when multitasking is supported in the next OS release, the iPhone 3G will not get that feature."
Not to mention that he made the what would otherwise be a statement, a question, thus weakening any stance he has regarding the ambiguity of his post.
Sorry to jump in here,
I too had to re-read your sentence for intent. And I got it. However, yes the grammer is perfect(god knows mine is not), IMO that is not the same as clear intent.
So a question - would '3Gs(pl)' be clearer and correct grammer too(also?)?
In my small writing experience (technical reports, requirements for software etc), I find the need to add qualifiers to be clear and or clarify for the user, especially technical stuff. Just an opinion, me no english major.
But back to the topic. IMO iPad is selling well for a few main reasons.
-Instant On/Off. Love it on my iphone. I doubt it would have sold well if the user had to boot up evertime.
-Touch form for a slate-like devise.
However, if in instant On (and I mean instant, no waiting, PC sleep mode is not the same) in a MBP or similar came along, I probably would like that form a little better.
-Simple cheap (inexpensive) apps.
And finally to 'multitask' - a previous poster made a excellant point, if the app just remembered its state when shut down (alot do and it works great) 'true' multitask would be nice but not necessary for a lot of things. I would like it for streaming music, and if the day ever comes, printing.
Question - could Apple force(or strongly suggest) apps to remember their state when closed down? Drawbacks? Is this where the 128k RAM limitations on the 3G come in to play?