- 04-08-2010, 03:06 PM #26
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- 04-08-2010, 04:01 PM #30
Great update. Not because of multitasking or iAd or anything that apple said today. But finally they are releasing the phone. It has been locked down for 3 years and they are releasing it to the devs. With this level of access notification systems themes and a variety of customization options are now within reach.
For instance, it is nutty that the calendar was a private API. A tasks app can't access it and put entries in it. It requires you to exit the app and enter the info by either typing it in or pasting it in rather than just having root access to the calendar and have the app become part of the calendar. Sort of like how blackberry d oes it.
So if you are in you tasks app and want to. Make a calendar entry all you have to do is hit a button on the app that says entry to calendar and it will automatically send the info to the cal applet. This thing is gonna be great.
- 04-08-2010, 04:06 PM #31
They just see uh... Multitasking that's it? Most of the cool stuff that has been done on e iPhone in the last 2 years has been from third party apps. But third party devs have had very limited access to the internals of the phone. Their finally beginning to open up. Want better notifications? Someone other than apple can now finally come up with something pretty stellar. Because they have the root access that they need.
- 04-08-2010, 04:12 PM #32
To all the folks complaining about no multitasking on 3G, you know how Apple guards their "user experience" and you had to suspect they wouldn't allow it on a device with half the RAM of the current model, right? You are all eligible for upgrade if you have a 2G and a large percentage of 3G owners, too. If you want the new goods, go grab the new hot hardware in June and makes us 3GS users jealous! I think this was a fantastic update, only lacking the notification management I wanted. Many little things like proper calendar handling and universal inbox in addition to some nice biggies like multitasking/global save states. Well done!
- 04-08-2010, 04:14 PM #33
Blown away for sure. those were only 7 tent poles remember that. 1500 new API's! cmon downers, you don't even know what you'll be getting. 100 new features that we don't know about yet. Plus anything else they'll announce at the release keynote. This was just a preview you fake iPhone owners. And as far as the 3G complainers, get a refurbished 3gs for $150 or wait for the new iPhone and watch the 3gs go even more down in price if it's money you're worried about.
- 04-08-2010, 04:19 PM #34
- 04-08-2010, 04:21 PM #35
One assumes because of the limited resources for engineering at Apple -- look at it this way, they managed to write/grant access to 1500 APIs create the 7 tentpole features and 100+ user facing features while creating the iPad, OS3.2, the next iPhone, the next iPod Touch, OSX 10.7, the next round of Macs/MacBooks and probably a lot of other things we don't know about. I thought 4.0 was an impressive achievement considering all the other things they are doing.
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- 04-08-2010, 04:38 PM #38iPhone Nanite
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I just got my 3G a couple of weeks ago, so I do have a couple of weeks to exchange it for a 3GS. Did I miss something or did they not announce when the 4G (or whatever it's gonna be called) would be released? If there was a date, or even a month, I wouldn't exchange now and just upgrade when I can on July 2nd. Of course, if I did exchange, I still can upgrade on July 2nd.
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- 04-08-2010, 04:58 PM #44
Awesome. I particularly like "folders," but multi-tasking is also nice. Most of the things that were on the list were announced. (Now people are whining because it did not look the way they had visualized. Tsk tsk.) I can hardly wait to see what the developers do with this.
This year Christmas comes seven times. January iPad announce, iPad unboxing day, 4.0 announce, May when I get my iPad, July when we get 4.0 and the announcement of the new iPhone, Fall when we get 4.0 on the iPad, and December when Santa comes. Oh, I forgot the new iPhone delivery. There is always something to anticipate.
It is a great time to be a "kid."
- 04-08-2010, 04:59 PM #45
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- 04-08-2010, 05:09 PM #48
Obviously it is possible to close apps that's running in the background?
check the video!
iPhone OS 4 hands-on (updated with video!) -- Engadget
But The Steve didn't actually say it wasn't possible right? Just that the user didn't have to worry about it..
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