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  • iPhone OS 4 About to Drop?



    A new report suggests that iPhone OS 4.0 could be close to release, months before it would normally be expected. Apple has heretofore only released new firmware with new phone models. However, CNET reports that a "prominent" app developer says he's got the new SDK and has updated his app already. In the past, Apple has provided developer previews in March for new OS versions that are then released in June or July.

    Rick Broida, who writes iPhone Atlas for CNET, noted today that he had gotten an email from a dev claiming that he's got a hold of iPhone OS 4.0:

    iPhone OS 4.0 is imminent. At least, that's the only conclusion I can draw from an e-mail I just received from a prominent app developer.

    The message includes the following snippet: "Just wanted to give you a heads up that we've submitted an updated app for the new iPhone OS 4.0 software."
    Rumers have swirled ahead of the expected Apple tablet announcement later this month. An event - which is still unscheduled and unconfirmed - is supposedly going to happen at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, with the date variously being set as January 26 or January 27. The French site Mac4Ever said that the tablet announcement would be accompanied by an announcement of an iPhone 4.0 beta, which is purported to include a "simulator" mode that would allow apps to be run on larger screens. Some developers were said to have been given beta SDKs ahead of the announcement so that they could prepare demos to be shown at the event.

    The website iPodNN had noted speculation on Wednesday that the iPhone OS update was being held back until the tablet was announced because the build contained too many references to the still-unannounced device.

    image via Cult of Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone OS 4 About to Drop? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 55 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I hope it drops at the end of the month
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      what is it supposed to have?
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      There's speculation going on here: iphone os 4.0
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      my guess is flash, hd support, and maybe a couple other features we have to jailbreak for, don't forgot we won't get everything or 5.0 would be boring
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Rumers?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      ^Rumors!

      But no, This is not a rumor!
    1. prozac4312's Avatar
      prozac4312 -
      Just logged into the iPhone Dev Center and there is no mention of OS or SDK 4.0.
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Maestro View Post
      my guess is flash, hd support, and maybe a couple other features we have to jailbreak for, don't forgot we won't get everything or 5.0 would be boring
      lol that's one thing i'm afraid of... I know Apple likes to give some but not all features to entice you into the next major firmware upgrade. I just hope they give a lot of new and unique features that is useful to us all. I really REALLY hope that this 4.0 OS will be completely different.
    1. lilrican21's Avatar
      lilrican21 -
      fix the ***** Wi-fi problem Already!!!!!!
    1. jayson9's Avatar
      jayson9 -
      You think this (software) drop will keep ours from droping (calls)?

      I'm thinking more like Apple Ex-lax myself...
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      cant wait fot this... cant wait for the new iphone either
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jayson9 View Post
      You think this (software) drop will keep ours from droping (calls)?

      I'm thinking more like Apple Ex-lax myself...
      Many factors go into this... current network load and usage... 3G vs Edge... weather.. other radio interference... landscape terrain.. proximity to a tower... tower to tower hand off reliability if driving.. THEN comes the actual handset. Before you blame the phone you need to think critically about when and where and what else is going on when you drop a call. The city you're in also has a lot to do with all these factors.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      4.0 released straight after the event on the 27th.

      All devs prepare apps for the tablet launch in march which will have access to the app store in some capacity.

      Logical?
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      Anyone having trouble with Cydia today? Mine won't open, crashes in like 5 seconds!!
    1. hacker555's Avatar
      hacker555 -
      Am I one of the only ones who is not happy about this ?

      I feel like ths means that yet again we will get another update like 3.0, which will have anywhere from 2-5 very very minor updates that should have been in the last update. I'm tired of apple stretching things so that they can see a new product the next year.

      I want updates yes. but i was kinda hoping theyd spend a lot of time on OS 4.0 and we see some real improvements.

      If we get tablet support and contact icons, im gonna flip, that is something that does not require all this hype or a new version, thats a minor change at best.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Apple need to do something about the Push notifications on the lockscreen in 4.0, only the latest one shows, say you got an SMS earlier on in the day and then you get a notification from the eBay app and you didn't check your iPhone, only the eBay notification will show and not the SMS, I hate when that happens as I get notifications from loads of apps and I don't unlock the iPhone to check them so important stuff like missed calls and texts get left behind!!!!

      Also in 4.0, Apple need to allow more Bluetooth support so I can control my PS3 with my iPhone!
      Also ability to change the UI from grey/blue to any colour I want and the SMS bubbles!!! How hard can it be????
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      The developer in question has already stated that the mixup was that he'd updated his app to VERSION 4.0, not to be compatible with OS 4.0.

      Developer Leaks Imminent iPhone 4.0? Not. | The iPhone Blog
    1. djnikk's Avatar
      djnikk -
      Quote Originally Posted by KartRacer View Post
      The developer in question has already stated that the mixup was that he'd updated his app to VERSION 4.0, not to be compatible with OS 4.0.

      Developer Leaks Imminent iPhone 4.0? Not. | The iPhone Blog
      Thank you!
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      Whatever it contains, I'm sure it'll be near impossible but necessary to wait for the jailbreak...
      I'm sure the wait would be worth it