iPhone OS 4 Apple Event April: The big news
This evening was the special keynote Apple iPhone OS 4 . And they are 7 large new developments that have been announced including the highly anticipated multi-tasking. In all, hundreds of new features that were added with the iPhone OS 4
Here’s an overview of the main innovations:
Multitasking: Probably the most anticipated new and most requested. Very easy to use (double click the Home button), it will take the form of a dock at the bottom of the screen of the iPhone. When you request a current application to move upwards, leaving the dock appear which will all open applications. Multitasking is pretty limited because it says only for external audio players (Spotify … Pandora), VoIP (Skype) and GPS.
Fast App Switching: The detail that goes well with multitasking, it’s a little function that allows you to place an application in the background to open another.It is then possible, quickly, to return to the application development background. For example, if you’re read your mails and you want to run an audio application, are wearying of this function and you can retrieve your mail as you have left.
Records: Now, applications can be stored in folders. A novelty that allows you to install more than 2000 applications (across from 180 currently) and especially to organize your space (you can install a total of 2160 applications).
Custom Wallpapers: The background of the Lock Screen was already customizable, now you can also change the background behind your icons for the application, the background of the springboard.
iBook: The application submitted with the iPad also landed on the iPhone to move the library books on your iPhone.
Game Center: Apple launched its service a “social network” for games. It is a small service that allows you to invite friends up to date, the defying …
AID: New from Apple, advertising. In fact, Apple will launch its advertising service for iPhone. This solution will allow developers to be paid for each application, even free. The ads are pretty cool and coded in HTML 5 (as Steve Jobs does not like the Flash). Apple promises to deliver ads that emotion and interactivity … ( More informaton here on iad )
Bluetooth Keyboard: As the iPad, the iPhone will now be connecting a Bluetooth keyboard for typing practice … the emails, but the usefulness is fairly limited right?
5x Zoom: Small addition to the camera, 5x digital zoom … not great on a camera of 2 megapixels or 3.2 … maybe in anticipation of a great camera to the next iPhone 4G ?
New Mail: The Mail application has been reviewed and revised to help unify inboxes, you can now read your emails from all your mailboxes on a single space. You will also be possible to add multiple Exchange accounts. The conversations also appear to better track emails.
Business solutions: Some new companies have emerged for including the arrival of an application for mobile device management solutions to deploy on multiple iPhone. If they announce a better data protection, application delivery via WiFi (no need to download the app for every employee), support for Exchange Server 2010, SSL VPN, encoding