Latest iPhone SDK Beta May Support Background AppsApple, Application, Beta, iPhone, iPod April 28th, 2008
So everyone out there who was a little upset when they found out that background apps weren’t allowed may not have to complain for too much longer, The Unofficial Apple Weblog has revealed that the most recent build of the iPhone SDK supports the UIApplication delegate class, which includes methods that apply to gaining and resigning “active” status.
Although there isn’t any documentation on it this could indicate support for background apps.
This makes me very happy but at the same time makes me wonder if this is just Apple building the SDK so that internally they could use the public iPhone SDK to build all of the Apple coded apps. This way Apple employed developers would be able to use the SDK that everyone else uses without having to do any tricks to make background apps work.