There was a collective sigh of relief when a new version of Skype showed up in the App Store on Wednesday, adding iOS 4 multitasking and the ability to run the app in the background, allowing you to receive calls or chats anytime. There’s just one problem: It doesn’t work if your device is jailbroken.
It's almost an article of faith among the in-the-know crowd that the
iPhone OS 4.0 will bring third party multitasking to the iPhone and
iPad. Steve-o claims it's just too much of a drain on the battery, while
other handset makers let their customers be big kids and make up their
own minds about power management.
Well, perhaps the competition
from Google phones might be enough to force the issue, and if it
doesn't, here's someone who's cracked the multitasking nut beautifully.
Despite the App Store's huge number of applications and the even larger
number of downloads, according to an analysis by 24/7 Wall St. piracy
is responsible for an enormous amount of lost revenue. As much as $450
million, the site claims. That's a big chunk of change.