Posted by pacman on Apr 8, 2010
-Video Courtesy of Engadget.
The iPhone has multitasking, I repeat, the iPhone has multitasking. Took Apple a little longer than some expected but sure enough the new iPhone operating system has multitasking with all applications. As the video shows apps can be controlled by a simple task manager at the bottom of the screen. Some other highlights of the OS include...
The big additions are multitasking, Bluetooth keyboards, push notifications for third party apps, folders on the homepage, wallpapers, mail app optimized (including threaded mail and attachment opening with other apps), iBooks (from iPad OS) added to iPhones, GameCenter (a social gaming app much like XBox live, where you can have friends, challenges, achievements, messages, etc), iAd (mobile advertising for developers and companies).
OS 4 will be released in the summer.
Personally, I think this will be a very successful move for apple and it seems like this will put a lot of skeptics to rest for a while. However, this OS update should have been done 6 months ago in my opinion. Other phones like the Palm OS and Android have had a lot of these features for a long time. All in all, this was a great update and iPhones should probably see even more domination of the smart-phone market in the future because of OS 4.
I used engadget's liveblog for my info, click here to read it.