We all know how we have been waiting for cooler and newer features on our iPhone; however, the only thing that must have bugged us must have been the fact that multi-tasking on an iPhone was almost impossible. Now, the iPhone 4, aka iPhone HD, aka iOS 4, is being announced and its features seem to be pretty impressive.
Official Update (June 23, 2010): Official iOS 4 Jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G from the iPhone Dev Team.
UPDATE: Apple’s official announcement of the iPhone 4G and iOS 4.
Jailbreak Update: iOS 4 Jailbreak for Developers for iPhone 3GS and for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G.
In fact, the new Apple iphone OS 4 (iOS 4) would ship in June and would come with hundreds of changes! Today, there was an announcement of the developer review and it really sounds like an interesting deal. Let us take a look at the most important features that iOS 4 would bring.
If you use your iPhone a lot. you would know that the present OSW doesn’t really allow you to multitask. However, the new iOS4 allows you to use audio (Pandora!), VoIP (Skype!) and GPS (Navigation!), at the same time. You could also use a few other apps as well.
Switching between Apps
Switching between different apps has been made easy too, and you could run audio streaming and GPS at the same time without worrying too much.
Other Cool Features
You could send notifications locally and you could also switch between applications without having to worry too much. Moreover, you can solve your home screen clutter and sort your apps into folders. The iOS4 allows you to sort more than 2,000 apps which are available at the App Store.
There are also several other communication related changes to the OS and the new iOS 4 allows you to use the new mail app which helps you to unify inboxes.
Some of the more interesting features that would come with the new iPhone OS 4.0 are the ability to read iBooks, and use the backgrounds that you like. You would also be able to access an Apple enabled centralized gaming service. The service would feature several cool games by the end of this year. Some of the other features include iAd Advertising which heralds a new era where Apple would have its own advertising platform.
There are also changes to the camera, and it would come with a 5x digital zoom which would help you to take better pictures. Some of the other cool features are Bluetooth keyboards, and some 1500 new APIs to play with.
The iOS4 would be available by June this year, and iPhone 3GS would benefit from the multi-tasking features. However, iPhone 3G and Touch 2G would not be able to use the multitasking features ever.
If you were worried about the iPad and wanted to know when you would be able to make use of the iPhone 4.0 OS, it really may take a while!
You could also read about the Jailbreak 3.1.3 with Snowbreeze and the Unthethered iPhone Jailbreak we previously covered, and there is also the iPad Jailbreak which has been one of the hottest topics to be talked about.
For more details, please check out Gizmodo for an in depth announcement coverage.