Apple: Multi-tasking and more for this summer’s iPhone OS 4

In case you missed it, yesterday Apple announced this summer’s release of iPhone OS 4.  With this update, Apple is touting 1500 new developer APIs and 100+ user new features including the long-awaited multi-tasking of 3rd-party applications.   Other new features include folder organization of up to 2160 apps, a 5x digital camera zoom, an improved email inbox and iBooks capability.  iPhone OS 4 will begin shipping on the iPhone and iPod touch “this summer” and on the iPad “this fall”; however, not all features will be available with all models, see the Apple site for more, including a keynote video from Steve Jobs.

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7 comments… add one
  • Jackie Cheng April 10, 2010, 1:17 am

    Finally…FOLDERS!!!! It’s like a legal jailbreak! woohoo!

  • chriszzz April 10, 2010, 5:54 am

    Yes !!!

  • BJN April 10, 2010, 12:47 pm

    NO multitasking on the 3G or earlier:

    “In other words, owners of the iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G, and first or second generation iPod touch models will not be able to multitask.”

  • krissto April 10, 2010, 5:05 pm
  • Jackie Cheng April 10, 2010, 5:09 pm

    Loving the OS 4.0 beta SDK. Much more streamlined and so much more APIs!!

  • Ken S April 11, 2010, 6:38 pm

    Apple has also dictated what languages developers must use..leaving out all cross-platform tools.

  • Jonathan Easterling April 12, 2010, 8:14 am

    Could have lived without iAd. I have paid for the phone, now I HAVE to have ads… wasn’t bad enough had to use ATT…

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