It’s Thursday, Time for Two New Rumors

Oh Jennifer Anniston, is there any rom-com that you won’t do?

It’s Thursday, and I’m going to start a new regular feature titled Two Rumor Thursday. And by feature, I really mean that if I have two rumors to post up about on a Thursday, I’ll do it. Got it? Even you in the back? Alright, good. Now let’s get to it.

Rumor 1 from Apple Insider:

People with a proven track record in predicting Apple’s technological advances tell AppleInsider that the Cupertino-based company has developed a “full-on solution” to multitasking on the iPhone OS but offered no specifics on how the technology would optimize resource conservation and battery life — two of the most critical issues surrounding the matter, alongside security.

From a user-facing perspective, Apple plans to deliver a multi-tasking manager that leverages interface technology already bundled with its Mac OS X operating system, according to those same people. It was requested that specifics be withheld at this time, as the iPhone Software 4.0 remains under development and reportedly has a quite ‘way to go’ before it’s ready for prime time.

Some people would say that I forgot about multi-tasking in my amazing What I Want in the Next-Gen iPhone article. I didn’t. That’s because I really don’t care.

See, I don’t want to listen to Pandora and work on Tweetie. I’m just fine with working with the iPhone as is, no worries. Now I will say that apps such as 1Password and TextExpander would really benefit from multi-tasking, but it’s not the end of the world to me if it doesn’t happen. I don’t need my iPhone to be a computer, that’s what my MacBook Pro is for.

Rumor 2 from ZDNet:

I’m getting tips in from sources who claim that Apple is set to revamp its high-end Mac Pro line, adding a ‘hexacore’ Core i7-980x model to the line up.

All information points to this happening next Tuesday, March 16th.

The Core i7-980x is Intel’s first six-core part. Here’s the spec:

  • 3.33GHz (TurboBoost to 3.6GHz)
  • 6 cores / 12 threads
  • 32nm architecture
  • Socket LGA1366
  • 130W TDP

I don’t understand much about technical jargon, but I do know that the Intel Core-i7 is getting great reviews, and I’ve been hearing it’s coming to the laptops soon. I also know that the 3.33Ghz processor would fly in a Mac Pro, and would make me heavily consider a purchase. Well, until the price tag hit me. Then, I’d consider robbing a bank.

Comments

  1. The primary reason I would want multitasking on the iPhone would be so I can stream Pandora while running Navigon in the car. The other solution, which would be absolutely awesome, would be for Navigon to simply build a Pandora player into their already great application. That would satisfy my only need for multitasking.

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