During yesterday’s much hyped iPhone OS 4.0 Keynote event, we saw some great new features that’ll be implemented in the upcoming OS update, including Multitasking and folders support. Well, for those of you who missed most or all of yesterday’s coverage (or simply wish to watch the event in its entirety), Apple have now posted the event online for all to see. Alternatively,you can find the video right here on Youtube (via 7 separate clips).
Apple’s iPhone OS 4.0 event is on the verge of wrapping up and Jobs delivered plenty of good news for iPhone users. Over 100 new features will be included in the upcoming OS, some of which will likely change the way you currently interact with your phone. The major highlights include: Multitasking (finally!), the ability to create folders for your apps/games, iBooks for iPhone and iPod Touch, enhanced mail (all your mail will be in one inbox), the launch of Apple’s own version of Xbox Live (dubbed Game Center) and much much more. Here are some of the other more noteworthy 4.0 features and enhancements :
- Playlist Creation
- 5x digital zoom
- tap to focus on video
- Gifting of apps
- Change the homescreen wallpaper
- Bluetooth keyboards
- Search SMS/MMS messages
- iPod out
- Websearch suggestions
- Birthday Calendar
- Choose Image Size in mail mesages
There is certainly a tonne of stuff to digest from the 4.0 event. Not only will we be seeing multitasking and folder support this summer, but it seems 4.0 is ready to take the iPhone to the next level. So, is OS 4.0 pretty much what you expected?
Fresh off the launch of the iPad this past Saturday, Apple have announced that an iPhone 4.0 OS event will take place on April 8th (this Thursday) at 10AM PT. Tagged with the caption “Get a sneak peek into the future of iPhone OS”, this upcoming event should give us a much better idea as to what can be expected (officially) from this major OS update. It has already been reported that 4.0 will have multitasking implemented, though we won’t know for sure until the 8th. If multitasking does surface, will it mean the same for the iPad in the near future? We’ll be sure to follow this one closely…
In the mean time, have a look at what our forum members are hoping for in the iPhone 4.0 OS.