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Apple launches iOS 7 with improved multitasking

News   •   Jun 11, 2013 13:17 BST

Apple has recently launched the latest version of iOS, iOS 7, for iPhones (more Apple iPhone 5 info here) and iPads (more apple iPad 4G info here). The latest software comes with a number of improvements. One of which is improved multitasking.

In a press release (more on the press release here), the Cupertino firm announced, “With improved Multitasking in iOS 7, developers have the ability to enable any app to multitask in the background with a new API. Users have the ability to switch between their apps in a more visual and intuitive way, and iOS 7 pays attention to which apps you use most and automatically keeps your content up to date in the background.”

Apple explains more about improved multitasking on its website (more on the website here). Apple explains, “Multitasking has always been a smart way to switch between apps. Now it’s even smarter. Because iOS 7 learns when you like to use your apps and can update your content before you launch them. So if you tend to check your favorite social app at 9:00 a.m. every day, your feed will be ready and waiting for you. That’s multitasking in iOS 7. It knows what you want to do before you do.”

The company says that iOS 7 offers “a smarter way to multitask.” All you have to do is “press the Home button twice to see preview screens of the apps you have open. To quit an app, just swipe it up and out of preview.”

iOS 7 also offer “intelligently scheduled updates.” Apple says, “iOS schedules updates during power-efficient times. Like when your device is on and connected to Wi-Fi. So your battery isn’t drained unnecessarily.”

iOS 7 with improved multitasking is coming in fall.