iPhone OS Roadmap Theory

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by boldfire, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. boldfire macrumors member

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    I have a theory of the iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch OS (can we just call this OS X Touch already?) and how I think it'll be developed.

    I see 3.2 as an iPad only stop-gap. Providing the features for the iPad which 4.0 will be built upon.

    4.0 will be released with the new iPhone, bringing over the wallpaper enabled home screen and tweaked applications (Safari, Mail and Calendar) based on the new iPad versions on a smaller scale and perhaps features like multitasking and flash that people seem to really want.

    Then the devices will share the same timescale, with 4.1 being released on all devices simultaneously.

    Is this more or less what's expected to happen, or am I way off?
     
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    This is what I expect to happen as well.

    The fact that the iPad uses an in-house chip says to me that Apple will be looking to move that way for all of it's mobile devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad). I'm guessing we will see a 1Ghz chip in the next iPhone (if not the exact same chip that is in the iPad, although I don't know anything about it). Then the case for multitasking becomes much much easier (not that it is excusable now, to be frank).

    I guess time will tell.
     
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I'm with you until you suggest Flash will be available on the iPhone. I think it's pretty clear by now that Apple has no intention of putting Flash on the phone.
     
  4. boldfire thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not suggesting it will be, infact I don't want it to be. I don't like Flash - but on the iPad it could have it's uses... I was careful to use 'perhaps' and 'people seem to really want' :)

    But it's nice to see people are thinking the same.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    The bottom line is that Apple does not want flash. If they could kill it on the Mac, they would. It's too late there, but they're starting over with the iPhone and iPad.

    It's just not going to happen, so it doesn't even need to be on your list of possiblities even if some people do really want it. Those people are just out of luck.
     
  6. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    That is precisely what I am taking issue with: your use of 'perhaps.' I do not believe that there will even perhaps be Flash on the iPhone; I think there is no chance of it.
     
  7. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    I used to have a 2007 Jaguar XK and the NAvigation system was flash, what a pain in the but:)
     

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