Developer Details How iOS Manages Its Memory – [VIDEO]

Developer Details How iOS Manages Its Memory – [VIDEO]


Following the publishing of a post on his personal blog just a few days ago, (in which he highlighted the user misconception that clearing app icons from iOS’s multitasking tray will improve the performance of either their iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad), iOS developer Fraser Speirs has this weekend created the following video in which he details – (in full) – how Apple’s highly-popular mobile OS manages its memory.

Our buddies at the TheNextWeb(who appear to be the ones to first spot the footage) – note that the video has been split up to cover the following notable instances of memory usage:

- An app going from active to background to suspended
- Instacast HD requesting extra background time to finish a podcast download
- TomTom running indefinitely in the background
- Batman Arkham City Lockdown and Real Racing 2 HD competing for big chunks of device memory
- Batman Arkham City Lockdown forcing several smaller apps out of memory

The video is 16-minutes – but if you’ve got the time, we suggest you give it a watch.

[via iClarified]