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Apple OS4 Round Up

So the OS 4 preview is over , what goodies are Apple going to provide us with come the release date?

There were seven new major additions called tentpoles:

  1. Multitasking – users will now be able to switch between any apps , third party or core and open apps will be shown on the dock.
  2. App folders – The sorting of apps into folders, touch a folder and the apps inside will display in thumbnail view - allowing quick and easy access.
  3. Enhanced Mail – This will allow: merged inboxes, quick switch between inboxes, in-app attachment viewing, Thread messaging and the ability to sync more than one exchange account.
  4. iBooks – Very much like Kindle and iPad on a smaller scale. Books can synced wirelessly across devices.
  5. Enterprise – features such as: Enhanced data protection, mobile device management, wireless app distribution, Exchange server 2010 and new VPN options.
  6. Game Centre – Think PSN and Xbox Live on iPhone; Achievements, leaderboards, matchmaking etc. Out only for developers to start with and customers later this year.
  7. iAd – Mobile advertising, to “Keep apps free” allows ads in apps that deliver “interaction and emotion”. The adds look like apps within apps; motion control, interactivity etc.

And lots of smaller features:

  • Spell check
  • Bluetooth keyboard support
  • User-defined wallpaper .
  • Tap to focus when recording video, just like with the still camera and 5x digital zoom for the camera.
  • Playlist creation and nested playlists.

And stuff for developers:

  • 1,500 new APIs.
  • Full access to the camera functions.
  • Date and address “detectors”
  • Background audio
  • Background VoIP (for use with Skype etc.)
  • Background location data.
  • Local notifications.
  • Fast app switching.

Overall there are 100 new user features. The Dev preview is released today and he says “We are releasing it for end users for iPhone and iPod touch for users this summer. For the 3GS and iPod touch 3rd gen. And, for iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2nd gen, they will run many things… but there are some things they won’t run, like multitasking.”, “And, we’re bringing OS 4 to the iPad this Fall.”

So that’s it guys, I can’t wait for this summer – multitasking should be great – but what are your favorite features on OS 4? Is there anything you think Apple has missed? If so, let me know! Leave comments below or tweet me @Vincenzo1812.

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