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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Lake Dallas, TX
iPhone OS 4.0. Multitasking arrives (and more)
Apple finally put multitasking in the iPhone OS. Not a bad job either. Apps run in the background on your task bar. You can keep Skype up and running when your phone is locked and still receive calls. Many other functions here too.
-Folders to better organize your apps.
-Unified Inbox for Mail.app
-Enterprise improvements like email and attachment encryption. Encryption for apps, and mobile device management.
-A new Game Center. Sorta like XBox live. Has social networking, matchmaking for online gaming, etc, etc..
-New iAd. Lets developers build advertising into their apps in a much more integrated fashion. Of course Apple wants 40% of the ad revenue, but they will host the ad content for you.. currently if someone clicks a banner ad in an app, it closes the app and launches the ad in safari. now it runs the ad as part of the app and lets you easily go back to the app because it is still running..
Developer Preview is being released TODAY.. start watching for the bit torrent to appear soon. Full release this Summer. iPad version comes in the Fall..
And now the bad news: Multitasking doesn't work on the Iphone 3G or Touch 2nd gen... other new functions do work... You have to have an iPhone 3Gs or Touch 3rd gen to get multitasking... EDGE BASED iPHONE doesn't appear to be supported..