Apple iPhone OS 4.0 features detailed!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aznkid25, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. aznkid25 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007
    Here are some iPhone OS 4.0 features, according to our guy:

    * There will be multi-touch gestures OS-wide. (Would make sense for that as the rumored OS for the iTablet is close if not the same as the iPhone)
    * “A few new ways” to run applications in the background — multitasking.
    * Many graphical and UI changes to make navigating through the OS easier and more efficient. We haven’t had this broken down, but we can only hope for improved notifications, a refreshed homescreen, etc.
    * The update will supposedly be available for only the iPhone 3G and 3GS, but will “put them ahead in the smartphone market because it will make them more like full-fledged computers” more than any other phone to date. Everyone is “really excited.”


    Source: BGR
  2. macfem macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2010
    That would be a bonus, please let that be true. [​IMG]
  3. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    Nothing new here, this is what we've been hearing the OS is going to include.
  4. azsprty macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2009
    Does anyone have hints on when it will launch?
  5. andybno1 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    some what small hint of whats to come nothing to get excited about just yet I don't think.... roll on 27th :D
  6. aznkid25 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007
    I hope that the last point isn't true. If so, what would ipod touch users get?
  7. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    I'm gonna guess sometime after the 4G is released.
  8. opinioncircle macrumors 6502a


    May 17, 2009
    Hopefully it won't be too pricey...Please do something about the battery !!! I picked up my 3GS last Friday, and I am astonished about how little the battery lasts, compared to my ol' Nokia E71.
  9. vinay427 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2008
    What won't be too pricey? In the past the updates for the iPhone have always been free, if that's what you mean.
  10. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA

    iPhone OS 4.0 is NOT a new iPhone. It is a new operating system for the existing iPhones.

    The OP is not talking about the next generation iPhone (which people call 4G, which means 4th generation).

    I know some of you already know this, but from a couple of the posts above, not all of you do.
  11. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    What does this mean exactly? Isn't it like that now, at least where required? How many fingers does it take to scroll a list?

    I'm guessing it's a reference to something that isn't included in the current software.
  12. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Washington, DC
    My guess is that they are talking about gestures that may work on all screens. The easiest example I can think of is SBSettings when jailbroken. No matter where you are, if you swipe across the top bar, a menu drops down.
  13. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
  14. nizmoz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    I hope they fix the calendar issue where missing appointments happen. Ugg.
  15. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    I would assume they mean iPhone wise, as in it wouldn't support the 2G, while it may support the iPod touch 2G and 3G.
  16. ste1164 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    It would be nice if they added an android like notification bar.
  17. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

    This reminded me of the Henry Ford quote about a faster horse.

    I don't want the android system - I want apple to come up with something better that nobody else has thought of.
  18. pik. macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2008
    move the screen of your laptop up and down and you will see it is a fake....
    all the data is added...:D

  19. tritonj macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    be careful what you wish for. this potentially opens up pandora's box if they don't implement it well, and turn the iPhone into a slow plodding WinMo device

    honestly i don't see what the big deal is with multi-tasking, it is phone, it isn't meant to be as productive as a laptop.

    iPod was successful because of its simple design, it did 1 thing and it did it well. putting everything but the kitchen sink into an iPhone is not the way to go, Apple should be innovating and coming up with the next great UI or idea, not trying to make the iPhone look like every other smartphone out there
  20. danwms macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Is this likley to be released soon or will it be in the summer when a new phone might be released?
  21. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Whenever the new iPhone is released is most likely the time when OS 4.0 will be released.

    Apple has to give devs a chance to ensure that their apps will work with 4.0. They also like to test new OS's with beta-testers to catch and remove bugs.

    Most likely Apple will show off (tease us with) OS 4.0 at the upcoming event.
  22. Macwick macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2008
    How ironic - Pandora is the only app I really want to run in the background :)
  23. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    I think apple's multitasking may be something like choosing one or two apps to run in the background and thats it. I don't think your going to be able to have 5 or so apps running the background all the time.
    I hope that apple finally does something with the lockscreen. If they can do something like Lockinfo that i have on my jailbroken phone, than maybe i would consider un-jailbreaking. Being able to check most of your important info right on the lockscreen is awesome. If they can do that along with a easy backgroud application, this will be a huge update
  24. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
  25. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    What I really would like is that when you are in an application and you receive a text, you can reply to it without having to leave the application. YOu can reply and then it goes back to right where you had left off. I think that would be very handy, especially for someone who texts a lot, does a lot of web browsing, emails, and even gaming.

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