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Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Jan 29 13:37:28 AEDT 2010

Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 29/01/2010, at 1:19 PM, Fred Pilcher wrote:
>> So what's the deal with no multitasking?
>> If it's a matter of processor power, why use such a lame processor?
> It's about power consumption. It's not that the processor is lame, it's that if the processor is doing things it's drawing power.
> Power is always going to be the problem with portable devices as processing power increases via Moore's Law but battery technology does not advance as quickly.
> This is Apple protecting the users from themselves. Rightly or wrongly.
> Given that a friend loudly complained that their Nokia smartphone has only an hour's battery life -- until I pointed out that they left a GPS mapping application running in the background -- Apple may be right here.
Doesn't sound like a very smart phone - 
perhaps its a lame operating system 
rather than a lame processor.

Marghanita da Cruz
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