We are not sure if this is a bug or a feature but if you try to push the power/sleep button for three times in a row on the lockscreen, the iPhone goes right into flashlight mode showing bright white screen. I have also tested this and it appears to be working on iPhone OS 4 Beta 4.
The iPhone OS 4 Beta 3 has been rolled out to developers and interestingly it resolves lots of bugs over any of the previous Beta releases of OS 4. Apart from the usual bug fixes and API improvements, following features are noticeably new in this release.
Those who might’ve tried the beta version of iPhone OS 4 might’ve noticed that Safari’s search doesn’t have the Google branded button anymore. The button for the search simply reads “Search” now instead of “Google”, even though the search engine (Google) remains the same.
Big news for iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G users! After learning about iPhone OS 4 jailbreak news earlier today, some iPhone devs/hackers have now apparently managed to enable multitasking on the older iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G, both of which were limited by Apple due to lower amount of RAM on these devices. This is what a recent tweet from an iPhone dev said.
Apple announced the highly anticipated update to iPhone OS, dubbed as iPhone OS 4 today at an event held at their headquarters in Cupertino. Version 4 brings more than 100 new features and over 1500 new APIs for both users and developers respectively. Multitasking, which was one of the most requested feature has also been added.
Apple has just released the first developers preview version of iPhone OS 4 Beta, along with SDK for iPhone and iPod touch. Only members enrolled in the iPhone Developer Standard or Enterprise Program can access these bits of iPhone OS 4 and SDK by signing into Apple Developer Connection.
Apple is all set to unveil iPhone OS 4.0 tomorrow, at an event which will be held at their One Infinite Loop Campus in Cupertino. There has been lots of talk lately about all the different features that might become a part of this major OS release. Here is a compilation of what to expect from iPhone OS 4.0.
An anonymous iPhone app developer has dropped a hint today to CNET, stating that he has submitted an updated version of his app for iPhone OS 4.0 to Apple App Store for approval. This hint surely indicated towards a possibility where Apple might have already sent out the said firmware to a selected pool of testers.