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iPhone OS 4.0 has some details revealed

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jan 2010 19:10 User comments (23)

iPhone OS 4.0 has some details revealed BGR has posted some details for the upcoming iPhone OS 4.0 firmware update from "Apple sources."
Says the site:

* There will be multi-touch gestures OS-wide. (Would make sense for that as the rumored OS for the iTablet is close if not the same as the iPhone)
* “A few new ways” to run applications in the background — multitasking.
* Many graphical and UI changes to make navigating through the OS easier and more efficient. We haven’t had this broken down, but we can only hope for improved notifications, a refreshed homescreen, etc.
* The update will supposedly be available for only the iPhone 3G and 3GS, but will “put them ahead in the smartphone market because it will make them more like full-fledged computers” more than any other phone to date. Everyone is “really excited.”
* The last piece of information is the most vague, but apparently there will be some brand new syncing ability for the contacts and calendar applications.


The firmware update should be official next week.

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23 user comments

119.1.2010 19:26

More concerned about when ahah. Excited just like when 3.0 was coming out, but that was more substantial than this.

219.1.2010 19:40

Still haven't used C&P from the 3.0 update.

319.1.2010 22:45

Originally posted by 21Q:
More concerned about when ahah. Excited just like when 3.0 was coming out, but that was more substantial than this.
Probably June/July, when the 4th generation iPhone comes out!

420.1.2010 0:37

wonder what phone company is going to be with...Verizon? or still Sucky AT&T

520.1.2010 2:09
llongtheD
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by 21Q:
More concerned about when ahah. Excited just like when 3.0 was coming out, but that was more substantial than this.
Probably June/July, when the 4th generation iPhone comes out!
Can you say fanboy? I knew you could. :)

Hey, don't get me wrong, I can't wait to do some multitasking on my phone.

620.1.2010 4:16

Originally posted by Hyasuma:
wonder what phone company is going to be with...Verizon? or still Sucky AT&T
Who cares? Even if they go to a good provider like Verizon, you would still be stuck with crummy apple hardware, and you have to jailbreak it anyway.


720.1.2010 8:58

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by 21Q:
More concerned about when ahah. Excited just like when 3.0 was coming out, but that was more substantial than this.
Probably June/July, when the 4th generation iPhone comes out!



Can you say fanboy? I knew you could. :)

Hey, don't get me wrong, I can't wait to do some multitasking on my phone.
Can we say immature?..........Why are we so quick to label someone a fanboy? or at least the shallow minded people out there. I know we have some that are just pretty fanboyish when they don't or can't provide any valid points to support their opinions or facts. Those kind get on my nerves too at times.

You really need to do the research as the iPhone can multitask when jailbroken and if you arenot jailbroken then well.....that's your fault you are missing out on the other things the iPhone is capable of doing. I'm not missing out. I don't see many smartphones here in the united states that can truely be compared as being on par. The ones that are truely good alternatives to the iPhone may be left behind again. At least by apples idea. Now I'm not saying it will or willnot set itself apart again from other smartphones bc I'm a realist but I will say I hope they do.

Apple has it's cons especially with being pricey but hell the iPhone did leave the smartphone industry behind for a long time. Fact..... There hasnot been a phone on the market that has caused such a stir since the release of the original motorolla razor. Everbody wanted one. Eventually it saturated the market and was floating across just about every diff phone providor. I remember when all u saw was people on razor phones. iPhone is the new measuring stick when we are discussing the OS and the hardware isnot bad either.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Jan 2010 @ 9:09

820.1.2010 9:34

Right on about the RAZR/iPhone comparison.

I'm crossing my fingers for "Mark all as read/unread" and "Delete all message" in my email! Man is it annoying to select each individual message to delete! Come on Apple, you can't be this dumb!

920.1.2010 9:50

WebOS by palm is the ultiamte in multitasking ATM. i woukldnt be surprised to see the cards metaphor taken from them by apple, its really good, and worth it. that and the superb notification system, which beats anroids aswell.

1020.1.2010 11:03

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Right on about the RAZR/iPhone comparison.

I'm crossing my fingers for "Mark all as read/unread" and "Delete all message" in my email! Man is it annoying to select each individual message to delete! Come on Apple, you can't be this dumb!
man! That got u frustrated too huh? I hate that when you are in iPod mode u can't change the equalizer settings without exitting and going through the settings menu.
They need to add a superb vido recorder to the 3g iPhone with the update. There's no reason why they couldnot. I have a decent one already bc I'm jailbroken but I would like better performance than 15 fps.

Honestly I wish I could play all my xbox 360 games on iPhone or micosoft make a nice handheld console that's able to play the same disc as the xbox 360 even online using wifi or 3g and use the actuall controller hooked to the phone. I think it would give a company the edge in gaming selling more consoles for home consoles as well. I mean think about it. Your playing call of duty on ps3/xbox360 and then u just take out the disc and continue playing while sitting at the dr office or while your wife shops all day for clothing and new shoes. Whoa now lex!!!! You are dreaming too big. Lmao honestly if Microsoft or Sony had a handheld that was interchangeable with the games..... It would probably take over the handheld industry for gamers. Bye bye psp and dsi
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Jan 2010 @ 11:11

1120.1.2010 15:15

yea, I already have jailbroken my...so there...i just want a better service instead of ATT, because they are crap

Quote:
Originally posted by Hyasuma:
wonder what phone company is going to be with...Verizon? or still Sucky AT&T
Who cares? Even if they go to a good provider like Verizon, you would still be stuck with crummy apple hardware, and you have to jailbreak it anyway.

1220.1.2010 18:02

Quote:
yea, I already have jailbroken my...so there...i just want a better service instead of ATT, because they are crap
@ Hyasuma,....just wondering if u are able to get a 3G connection since u where wanting better service. Wish I had 3g here now. It's suppose to be here soon in my area. That's my only c/o with AT&T. Edge is like dialup when u trying to use the data features. Verizon has a huge 3g coverage area that would actually cover where I live and all surrounding areas. We know AT&T 3g coverage is spotty and they have the audacity to say they have the better3g experience. What good does that do when it's only offered to a select few areas.

1320.1.2010 18:04

jailbreaking is illegal. I hope all of you get arrested.

1420.1.2010 20:54

Originally posted by andmill11:
jailbreaking is illegal. I hope all of you get arrested.
It's not good to wish ill on others you know...Besides, if you own something, it's your given right to do anything you want with it. iPhones are not true iPhones if they're not jailbroken imo.

1520.1.2010 22:59

Originally posted by escalante:
if you own something, it's your given right to do anything you want with it
QFT!

1621.1.2010 0:48

Originally posted by andmill11:
jailbreaking is illegal. I hope all of you get arrested.
I don't know what country you're in, but Jailbreaking is 100% legal in the US.

1721.1.2010 11:56

I still don't hear nothing about Adobe Flash or any type of flash add-on half the websites I visit need it. I can't stand that we "Still" don't have this basic web feature. Its things like this that make me want to move from my iphone to somthing better soon as i can.

1821.1.2010 11:59

Originally posted by andmill11:
jailbreaking is illegal. I hope all of you get arrested.
lmao.....are u serious.....lol. Whoever is without sin let him cast the first stone. We will be in jail together and I'm going to make u my cellmate. YOU GONE EAT YO CORNBREAD! ....lol

1921.1.2010 15:40

Originally posted by madr68:
I still don't hear nothing about Adobe Flash or any type of flash add-on half the websites I visit need it. I can't stand that we "Still" don't have this basic web feature. Its things like this that make me want to move from my iphone to somthing better soon as i can.
Blame this one on Adobe. If I leave Firefox open all night, particular Flash applications will suck up system memory to the point where I must reboot in the morning. It's a memory hog and CPU intensive, and Adobe has acknowledge it; however that can't necessarily recreate the wheel and make a "mobile" version without it breaking ActionScript and other things.

So for now we are stuck, but I would bet not for too long. Adobe/Macromedia got this far in the web game with Flash and PDF, I doubt they'll let someone swoop in and steel the iPhone install base from them.

2022.1.2010 0:37
llongtheD
Inactive

Originally posted by lxhotboy:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by 21Q:
More concerned about when ahah. Excited just like when 3.0 was coming out, but that was more substantial than this.
Probably June/July, when the 4th generation iPhone comes out!



Can you say fanboy? I knew you could. :)

Hey, don't get me wrong, I can't wait to do some multitasking on my phone.
Can we say immature?..........Why are we so quick to label someone a fanboy? or at least the shallow minded people out there. I know we have some that are just pretty fanboyish when they don't or can't provide any valid points to support their opinions or facts. Those kind get on my nerves too at times.

You really need to do the research as the iPhone can multitask when jailbroken and if you arenot jailbroken then well.....that's your fault you are missing out on the other things the iPhone is capable of doing. I'm not missing out. I don't see many smartphones here in the united states that can truely be compared as being on par. The ones that are truely good alternatives to the iPhone may be left behind again. At least by apples idea. Now I'm not saying it will or willnot set itself apart again from other smartphones bc I'm a realist but I will say I hope they do.

Apple has it's cons especially with being pricey but hell the iPhone did leave the smartphone industry behind for a long time. Fact..... There hasnot been a phone on the market that has caused such a stir since the release of the original motorolla razor. Everbody wanted one. Eventually it saturated the market and was floating across just about every diff phone providor. I remember when all u saw was people on razor phones. iPhone is the new measuring stick when we are discussing the OS and the hardware isnot bad either.
Take it easy lxhotboy, just giving xnonsuchx a little ribbing. We had a little back and forth that I thought was funny in a previous thread. No ill will intended.

Also, I wasn't talking about "jailbreaking" the post mentioned that the new update would allow a few new ways to multitask.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Jan 2010 @ 0:42

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

2129.1.2010 8:29

So, am I right in saying that the new firmware won't be compatible for the original / 2g Iphone?

2229.1.2010 10:21

Originally posted by KingKite:
So, am I right in saying that the new firmware won't be compatible for the original / 2g Iphone?
No it won't. It's either that the hardware can't support it, or Apple has stopped supporting it as they do with many older gen products.

2329.1.2010 10:29
scum101
Inactive

Actually the legality of jailbreaking depends on your phone contract.. if you have bought the phone outright it belongs to you and you can do whatever you want with it, but if it is free with an 18 month contract then it isn't your property until the contract is up.. it remains property of the service provider until that date.


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