iPhone 4.0 OS was unveiled to the public yesterday in the US, and it will ship in June (and Fall for iPad). Below is just a quick summary of the new features:
- Multitasking & Fast app switching –> because now certain apps can ‘run’ in the background and all apps can be frozen (vs killed every time you close it)
- Local Notification –> notifications can be sent between apps on the phones
- App folders –> Yeah! less clutter 😛 Now users can organize 2160 apps. Still a long way from enabling someone from owning all 140K apps
- A new Mail apps –> enabling unified in-boxes from multiple exchange accounts
- iBooks –> Apple’s own ebook reader apps with accompanying ebook store
- custom backgrounds –> they are finally here for non jailbroken phones
- Game center –> a centralized gaming service, like Xbox live
- iAd advertising –> now ad goes to your iPhone instead of you needing to follow a link. Yuck!
- 5x digital zoom
- bluetooh keyboards –> finally the supports goes to iphone.
[ Gizmodo ]