“iPhone OS 4, as the software is called, features a number of enhancements that are mostly aimed at making the devices more user friendly,” McDougall reports. “Many of the new features, such as multitasking, are designed to work exclusively with the new iPhone 4, which goes on sale in the U.S. on Thursday. The feature lets users engage in a number of tasks or activities simultaneously. For instance, they could listen to a Pandora music stream while using other third-party apps.”
MacDailyNews Note: That is incorrect. iOS 4 multitasking works on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB). Shoddy work, Paul, and there’s no excuse as the information is readily available in Apple’s press release.
McDougall continues, “iOS 4 also eases application organization through a feature that lets users create new folders simply by dragging one app icon on top of another of the same category, such as Games. E-mail display has also been improved, as iPhone OS 4 offers a unified inbox that pulls together messages from all of a user’s e-mail accounts.”
“All told, iOS 4 offers more than 100 new features or enhancements. It can be downloaded starting Monday at 10am Pacific time from Apple’s Web site or iTunes store,” McDougall reports. “Apple said it plans to release a version of the software for the iPad tablet computer in the fall.”
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