Apple has announced iPhone 4.0. Highlights of this latest version include the following:
- Folders in the iPhone menu to organise applications
- Improved Enterprise support: Data protection, multi-Exchange accounts, Exchange Server 2010, SSL VPN support, wireless app distribution, and mobile device management
- Game Center
- iAd mobile advertising platform
- Bluetooth keyboard support
- 5x digital zoom
- Homescreen wallpaper
Apple says that there are a hundred new features in all.
Multi-tasking as implemented on the iPhone 4.0 OS is not quite proper multi-tasking, but its at least something. When the user makes a move from one app to another, the OS saves the current app’s state before taking hold of the other one. The previous apps do not run in the background.
Good idea for battery-saving, given the iPhone’s legendary battery weakness.
iPhone 3G and older users won’t be able to multitask due to hardware restraints, so if you’ve not got iPhone 3GS, you are out of luck. Hurry; upgrade your device. Or simply wait for the next iPhone device.
iPhone OS 4.0 looks good and is being expected to be available for devices later in the year.
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