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With iPhone 4 seeded to developers, videos and screenshots of the new operating system are already appearing. Here's one video (in Polish) walking through multitasking and folders (via MyApple.pl):


Some early screenshots from Gamecenter, 5x Digital Zoom in Camera App and More posted to 9to5Mac.

We've discovered references to Camera Flash in the iPhone SDK (again), suggesting that Apple is working on a physical camera flash for future versions of the iPhone. Apple has also integrated Grand Central Dispatch into the iPhone OS -- a technology introduced with Snow Leopard to ease the use of multi-core processors. The current iPhone currently only has single core processors, though there have been long-standing rumors that Apple might use the multi-core Cortex A9 in the future.

Article Link: Early Hands On Videos from iPhone 4, Camera Flash, Multicore Support
 
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Dimwhit

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I like the folders implementation. I think I'm more excited about that than anything else.
 

AdLib

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Don't you think it's pathetic it took all the way to 2010 to offer a flash for a camera, when even the most basic of "smart phones" have been doing it for over a decade now?
 

pmz

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Don't you think it's pathetic it took all the way to 2010 to offer a flash for a camera, when even the most basic of "smart phones" have been doing it for over a decade now?


No. Pathetic is posting on a message board about the lack of a flashlight on your phone
 

some12b

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Hang on... so they thought iPhone, rather than the iPad should be the first to receive multi-core?!
 

MacFly123

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Looks nice, can't wait to download it when I get home! :D I'm slightly confused with the multi-tasking though... Does it automatically put ANY app you open in the tray, or just ones that have programed multi-tasking APIs or that are in the middle of a task??? :confused: That could turn into a LONG line up of apps on that tray pretty quick if everything goes in there after being launched! It would take forever to scroll left or right to them all. And how does push still work into all this? I know it still plays a big part. Anyone else confused a bit? :eek:

All I really want now is a more subtle notification system!
 

RalfTheDog

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Looks nice, can't wait to download it when I get home! :D I'm slightly confused with the multi-tasking though... Does it automatically put ANY app you open in the tray, or just ones that have programed multi-tasking APIs or that are in the middle of a task??? :confused: That could turn into a LONG line up of apps on that tray pretty quick if everything goes in there after being launched! It would take forever to scroll left or right to them all. And how does push still work into all this? I know it still plays a big part. Anyone else confused a bit? :eek:

All I really want now is a more subtle notification system!

I thought the tray was for applications that were running.
 

0098386

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Why is such a small embedded video trying to play at 720p, no wonder it took so bloody long to load!
 

MacFly123

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Hang on... so they thought iPhone, rather than the iPad should be the first to receive multi-core?!

I still haven't seen a definitive report showing that the A4 is from the ARM 8 or 9! Maybe it is the 9 and is already multi-core. If iPhone OS 3.2 on the iPad has this same Grand Central baked in then that would potentially tell us. Somebody get on that! :D
 

itickings

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From a development point of view, 4 looks really interesting. Can't wait to finish my current projects and start looking into 4. From a user point of view, there as of course interesting things as well.

A little worried about the interface from the video, but it will probably make sense.
 

MacFly123

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I thought the tray was for applications that were running.

Yes, but what is the definition of "running"? There are 7 API instances for multi-tasking on the developer side. All the video I have seen thus far though looks like every app that is launched appears in the multi-tasking tray. That could be a problem if true. And what if you just tap the icon on the home screen again instead of double home clicking and taping it in the multi-tasking tray for a running app... Wouldn't they both just do the same thing and take you to that app that is still running? I'm confused by the redundancy and quallifications of WHAT, WHY, and WHEN apps that are opened go into the multi-tasking tray. :confused:
 

TripHop

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I See LED Flash + Dual Core Cortex A9 On The Horizon

We've discovered references to Camera Flash in the iPhone SDK (again), suggesting that Apple is working on a physical camera flash for future versions of the iPhone. Apple has also integrated Grand Central Dispatch into the iPhone OS -- a technology introduced with Snow Leopard to ease the use of multi-core processors. The current iPhone currently only has single core processors, though there have been long-standing rumors that Apple might use the multi-core Cortex A9 in the future.
LED Flash beside the camera + strong hint iPhone 4G will very possibly use dual core Cortex A9. Boo Yah! :D
 

H. Flower

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Jeebus, that wallpapered screen is ugly.

As is the Ipad desktop, with its disproportionate icons and unused real estate.

Is Apple's B team of designers making the major UI decisions now?
 

bbotte

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I find it funny I can't view the video of this story, it says "Movie not loaded". My flash player is up to date. Jobs isn't lying, can we just use HTML5 already?
 
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