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 today has unveiled the new iPhone OS 4 firmware in a preview event, held at their 1-Infinite loop campus in Cupertino. This announcement added lots of new features for both users and developers. Here is a sneak peak at what the new version of OS is going to offer.
As we have already informed you earlier today that Apple has released the final version of iPhone 3.2 SDK, including iPhone OS 3.2 (or iPad 3.2) for iPad to developers. This version of OS is compatible to work with iPad only. You can get your hands on the SDK now and start exploring the amazing things that you can do with it before the actual device, which ships on April 3rd.
In the midst of all the iPad hype, what everyone seems to have missed was a leaked image of the next generation iPhone by Apple in one of the leaked images of iPad, which Engadget had posted just a few hours before the official announcement. As you can see from the image below, the form factor mostly remains the same as iPhone 3G/3GS except for the few finer improvements here and there. But what we can expect from Apple is some drastic changes underneath the shell with a faster processor, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, camera on the front for video conferencing, support for WiFi-N standard and so on.
As was predicted, CEO of McGraw-Hill has confirmed in an interview to CNBC today that Apple is going to announce their Tablet on 27th and it will run on iPhone OS. Terry McGraw, who is the CEO of the famous publishing company further went on to confirm that they “have worked with Apple for quite a while” and that it will be based on the “iPhone operating system”.
According to this report from Clayton Morris of Fox News, we’ll see Apple Tablet, the next-gen iPhone software dubbed as “iPhone 4”, and iLife 2010 next week at the special Apple event in San Francisco. The next-generation iPhone 4G however wont be the part of the event. Clayton, who talked to a source at Apple this morning confirms that the January 27th event will mainly focus around these three products.
It is now confirmed. Apple has just sent out loads of invites via email for the long rumored special event, which is now scheduled to be held at 10 AM PST on January 27th, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco.
Sources close to KT – the exclusive iPhone provider in South Korea has hinted towards a possibility that Apple may launch its next generation iPhone 4G as early as April 2010. Talks are said to be already under way over sales volume of the device in question. The Korea Times, who claims to have heard some of it says that KT could be distributing the next-gen iPhone to corporate clients as a “litmus test” in April, and to the local distributors in June.
According to the latest report from Apple Insider, the Cupertino based company has ordered large amount of LED camera flash components for 2010 calendar year. The same source has also learned that Philips LEXEON LED flash technology may have already got the contract for what looks like to being featured on the next-generation iPhone 4G, when it is released in summer of this year.