After only a week of rocking the tech community with the release of the iPad and the opening of the iPad App Store, here comes Apple again with a huge announcement – iPhone OS 4.0! This is a much awaited update and a much needed one for the iPhone OS especially with the threat coming from Google Android which happens to be a far better and more powerful mobile phone OS.
So, let’s get straight to the point and see what iPhone OS 4.0 is bringing in to the table.
Multitasking – Apple is finally responding for the call of many iPhone users. If the Google Android OS can do it, why can’t the iPhone? The iPhone OS 4.0 will give developers access to seven multitasking services that will allow tasks to be performed in the background while at the same time preserving battery juice. Multitasking is multitasking, you know what it means, right?
Folders – Again, another great feature. Something that will put the iPhone ahead of the smartphone rat pack anew. This new feature will let you organize apps into folders with drag-and-drop simplicity. It will also let you get faster access to your favorites as well as browse and manage up to 2160 apps at once – that’s a far cry from the current limit of 180 apps. This is huge!
Unified Mail – This feature will let you see messages from all your email accounts displayed in a unified inbox. It will let you switch between inboxes more quickly, organize messages by threads, and even open attachments in third-party apps. This will make the iPhone a great productivity tool once more.
Other noteworthy features coming with iPhone OS 4.0 – iBooks, iAds and Enterprise support for iPhone, something like the BlackBerry Enterprise Server perhaps?
iPhone Os 4.0 will be compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS and 2nd and 3rd Gen iPod Touch. But some features will vary across these devices. The update will be available this coming summer.
Yes, this is how Apple rocks our world. And ain’t we all loving it?