Apple Will Permit iPhone Background Processes
Over at One App at a Time, a cogent case is made as to why Apple’s iSDK guidelines prohibit background tasks.
However, you can damn well bet that if Global Corporation X says, “Apple, we’d like to deploy 5,000 iPhones to our staff. And load it with a custom app. And oh, by the way, our IT guys say our app must run in the background.”
What? You think Apple will say No?
Let’s not confuse programming guidelines for iPhones that will be in the hands of the general public with iPhones that will no doubt be issued to corporate employees for direct business use.