In case you missed all the action which happened earlier today, here is a complete video from the iPhone OS 4 event which also includes Steve Jobs keynote. The said video is available in QuickTime and MPEG-4 format and can be seen from the link given below.
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.
Jailbreaking the iPhone has always been crucial, giving you access to a whole set of features, allowing you to install tons of useful apps which otherwise wouldn't have been possible, and most importantly, it also allows you to unlock your phone so that you can use it with any carrier. Apple of course patches all these loopholes in every new version of its OS which makes jailbreaking harder. But sooner or later, hackers have always managed to find new exploits which jailbreaks the iPhone on the latest firmware.
John Gruber of Daring Fireball has added his thoughts on the “Verizon iPhone” report which was published by WSJ earlier today. According to him, the next-generation iPhone will feature an iPad like 940 x 640 resolution display, an A4 CPU chip (again like iPad) and a front facing camera for video conferencing. He also confirmed multitasking in the upcoming iPhone OS 4.0. This is what he had to say about Wall Street Journal’s report.
The newly released iPhone 3.2 SDK Beta 3 has revealed even more info on what is to come in the upcoming iPhone OS 3.2/4.0 for iPhone and iPad. In addition to supporting video conferencing through a front facing camera and external LED flash, the new firmware will also include built-in tools which will enable to do basic photo editing like crop and rotate directly on device without any third party app.
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.
Some second hand sources have informed TechCrunch that Apple is already working on a OS X based tablet which is scheduled to hit the stores later this year. This tablet in question will be powered by Intel processor, unlike iPad which runs on Apple’s A4 processor.