By now you know the drill. New iPhone hardware busts out of Apple in mid
to late June. That's why all the rumors that Apple might release the
fourth version of the iPhone in April were always ridiculous.
with iPhone OS 4.0 coming this summer, the timing is lining up
perfectly for the fourth generation of the handset that changed
Well, if the week before last was the week of the iPad, last week was the week of iPhone OS 4.0. Apple's big announcement event answered a number of criticisms, introduced a bunch of exciting new developments, and set off fresh rounds of speculation.
And with the new OS in developers' (and jailbreakers') hands, you just knew the stories off the official press beat were going to show some of the tastier little features not covered on Thursday. But guess what? Other things happened, and we were there. So join us for our weekly coffee and the best of the week from Mac|Life.
Well, that was quite an iPhone OS
presentation, huh? A number of things announced today about OS 4.0 had
already been out there in the rumor mill (multitasking and some sort of
something with iAd), but nothing is quite like seeing the real thing.
you noticed a sluggishness on the web today, that's because everyone
was glued to the presentation, refreshing and refreshing their favorite
live blogging and opining away on Twitter. As always when there's big
news, come here first. Mac|Life knows what you're after.
Bummed out that you missed this morning's iPhone OS 4.0 coverage?
Fortunately, Apple has just posted it on their official site. Watch
Apple CEO Steve Jobs as he explains all the juicy details of the new
mobile operating system update. The videos are all Quicktime files. Click
here to watch the video, then head back here to leave a comment and
tell us what you thought!
Third-generation iPod touch and 3GS iPhone users, the iPhone OS 4.0
update will apply entirely for your mobile devices, though we're still
unsure if iPod touch users will have to pay the 10$ upgrade fee. Users
that are still holding on to their 3G and Second-gen iPod touches,
however, will get the update sans multitasking, and perhaps a couple of
other features, too. iPad users could be getting the update for free,
but there's currently no official confirmation.