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Apple iPhone OS 4: New 7 features review based on latest information

Apple on April 8th decided to unveil plans for the huge and most exciting iPhone software update. Yes, the iPhone will now move from OS 3 to OS 4 making the iPhone experience more exciting, amazing and powerful. It would surely make the iPod touch and iPhone users enjoy with such great updated features.

The developers get a new software development kit (SDK) which would offer over 1500 new APIs to create apps that would be more fun, exciting and amazing and would be extremely innovative. The OS 4 for iPhone and iPod touch will be out in this summer and for now the developer beta version is available.

With more than 100 new features in iPhone OS 4, it would be much more fun to interact with apps, read books and look out for your emails and lots more.

Some of the new features are-

Apple iPhone OS 4 new feature: Multitasking

iPhone OS 4 will allow you 7 new multitasking services that would make your app to work even in the background and would save battery life while performing task efficiently.

  • Background Audio- This would allow the app to play music continuously so that it remains audible while the user is surfing the internet or having a hand on games.
  • Voice over IP- Now you can receive VoIP calls while you are using another app or even if your phone is locked.
  • Background location- You can find out if any app is using GPS or broadcasting your location and can even track the individual cell towers.
  • Push Notifications- You can now get alerts even if you are using another app.
  • Local Notifications- You can now be informed of your schedules, alarms in the background without any server.
  • Task Finishing- Being in the middle of the task and if someone leaves it, the app will keep running till the task is finished.
  • Fast App Switching- This is something great where you don’t have to load the app again but can join the app from where you left it.

Apple iPhone OS 4 new feature: iBooks

Now you can buy books from iBookstore and can flip through pages while enjoying your music. You can browse them through author, title or genre.

Apple iPhone OS 4 new feature: Better Mail

With the help of the unified inbox, now you can access all your email accounts and even open attachments in 3rd party apps.

Apple iPhone OS 4 new feature: Folders

Now create folders and just drag and drop apps in that folder and manage up to 2160 apps at once. The new features also has things like iAd and Enterprise where the developers can implement the source of revenue by providing relevant information to the customers and keep them up with business.

The OS 4 is compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS,iPod touch 2nd generation (late 2008),iPod touch 3rd generation 32GB and 64GB(late 2009) and multitasking is available only with iPhone 3GS and the third-generation iPod touch (32GB and 64GB models from late 2009).

The iPhone OS 4 is high on exciting features and will surely make users happy with it.