Did Apple Reject This Idea For iOS Multitasking?

Did Apple Reject This Idea For iOS Multitasking?

Floating around the ‘nets today is this video from the site Tinhte, who claim that the White iPhone 4 pictured above is a prototype running an early test version of iOS 4, featuring different/rejected/unused systems for multitasking and folders.

Both Engadget and 9to5Mac believe this is a real Apple prototype (it’s seen running Radar and Touch Fighter, two unreleased apps developed internally by Apple). But still, don’t take this video with a grain of salt… take it with the whole damn salt shaker.

That said, using the universal search page to display running apps it’s a pretty decent idea (even it takes just as many steps to close out of an app). I also like the look of the folder UI better in this version (but maybe that’s just me?) And it’s also interesting to see the ideas rejected by a company as demanding as Apple, just to try and get a feel for their decision-making process.[Tinhte via Engadget and 9to5mac]