March is Almost Over and I See an Absence of an OS 4.0 Beta / SDK
So.... Apple's history with iPhone firmware releases is pretty well known. SDK and Beta in March, then final release with new hardware in June / July. This is where the inherent issue lies.. There is only 5 days left in March, and not a word has been said about 4.0. Could this mean that we are looking at a later release, or are they just caught up in the iPad? I sure hope it is the latter. As much as I love my 3GS I am always itching for new Apple Software and Hardware. What are your thoughts on this matter.
- 03-25-2010, 08:28 AM #2
- 03-25-2010, 09:29 AM #3
I heard that Jobs finally sold out and the new iphone will be android based. He will also bring back the Motorola startac to use as the new form factor. It will no longer be on AT&T but prepaid only through WalMart.
In all seriousness I think it boils down to what all of the other 4G iphone threads come down to, pure speculation. I think they may be holding their cards close since the iPad was just released and we may not see an SDK until right before the launch and then the developers will need to play catch up.
- 03-25-2010, 09:41 AM #4
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- 03-25-2010, 07:02 PM #7
I'm not sure 1Million in one weekend is their goal guys. I believe they are hitting their marks as they always do.
Back on topic, I think it's due to them not wanting to show what the new 4.0 has to offer. 3.2 is probably 4.0 without the features that they're trying to keep away from revealing. Apple knows how all these devs and hackers would rip the sdk apart to find everything.
- 03-26-2010, 10:06 AM #8
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- 03-27-2010, 12:53 PM #11
This put the iPhone on old while we work on another project mentality is going to bite them in the bottom eventually. My 3GS feels dated compared to a Nexus 1 ... And I am sure Google will have yet another OS update prior to apple doing anything "revolutionary." ... I love my iPhone, but am now on the fence ... Should I pick up a N1?
- 03-27-2010, 04:32 PM #12
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- 03-27-2010, 08:45 PM #16
When the original iPhone launched, Apple pulled people off of Leopard to get it out so Leopard ended up being delayed. It's not impossible to imagine Apple pulled people off iPhone 4.0 to get iPad out and so iPhone 4.0 will be similarly delayed.
However, iPhone G4 is separate from iPhone 4.0, so it's conceivable Apple could still launch iPhone G4 in June with OS 3.2 and then do an iPhone 4.0 launch.
Conceivable, but it wouldn't be good news.
I'm betting we'll see iPhone 4.0 is late April, early May, with a beta release leading up to iPhone G4.
- 03-27-2010, 11:42 PM #17
Yeah but with all the expansion they've had over the last 3-4 years i bet they have more than enough resources in place to simultaneously build out for both sides. I think they simply just dont want to detract from the iPad focus at the moment.
- 03-28-2010, 07:55 PM #18