Apple Misses September Deadline for 'Push' Notifications

Thursday October 2, 2008 2:20 PM PDT by Arnold Kim
Macworld correctly notes that Apple has missed their deadline for a September release of background Push notifications for the iPhone.

At WWDC, Apple described a new method for applications to receive notifications even when not currently running. This functionality is required since iPhone applications are not allowed to run in the background. A common reason for this need would be to notify the user of a new message or alert from an application such as instant messaging. Apple's own Mail and SMS applications already benefit from this functionality.

Steve Jobs is said to have emailed a customer who inquired about the status of this new feature. Jobs reportedly said "We're running a bit late. We want to get it 100% right the first time."

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