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  • iOS 4 Multitasking Supported Apps Already Turning Up in App Store



    Although Apple won't begin distributing iOS 4 to the public until next Monday, June 21st, three days before the official iPhone 4 launch, app updates - updates that support new iOS 4 features like multitasking - are beginning to get the Apple stamp of approval and turning up in the App Store. It's a safe bet that by the time you get your hands on the new iPhone, there will be a smorgasbord of top-notch apps and updates that will effectively take the new iOS and its accompanying bells and whistles for a memorable test drive.

    One such example, as reported by our friends at MacRumors, is Dropbox (v1.2.2), the hugely popular file sharing/syncing service. While only a few newsworthy updates have manifested in the App Store so far, Dropbox is joined by FlightTrack, which boasts in-app SMS for sharing flight details and a cool function enabling users to sync flights with the iPhone's calendar app. Although these are only two examples, keep your eyes peeled for an influx of similar updates and new offerings in the days (if not hours) ahead. But, unfortunately, while millions of iPhone owners will soon enjoy the multitasking capabilities of iOS 4 (assuming your iPhone 4 preorder wasn't canned), iPad owners will have to wait a few more months until the iOS 4 officially arrives for the iPad.

    Incredibly, Apple only began accepting iOS 4-compatible app submissions one week ago. In this regard, it's reassuring to witness in practice the Steve Jobs' WWDC proclamation that 95% of all app submissions get an okay from Apple within one week's time. Of course, it's also a fair observation that Apple is likely giving special attention to apps that show off iOS 4’s shiny new attributes. In other words, if you're a dev who has submitted an app that's less than a multitasking gem, it wouldn't be shocking if more than one week passes before Apple gives the all clear sign
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 4 Multitasking Supported Apps Already Turning Up in App Store started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 65 Comments
    1. gizmoarena's Avatar
      gizmoarena -
      LinkedIn just got an update. Supporting iOS4 now.

      DropBox got an update yesterday!
    1. chuckmcfly's Avatar
      chuckmcfly -
      I've read that iOS4 3GS users are being prompted to install iBooks. Who here has iBooks on their iPhone already? It doesn't show up in the app store (on PC only apparently) for 3G users.

      I would like to get a copy of the iBooks.app file and import it into my iTunes and see if I could get it working. If anyone has already tried this, please post. I don't read too many books, but I have a ton of PDFs, and I like that iOS4 will natively add PDFs from e-mails etc to the bookshelf.

      If any of you can send me the ibooks.app please PM me.
    1. bavdrftr318's Avatar
      bavdrftr318 -
      I wanna see what this new gyro will do for games!!!!!!
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Quote Originally Posted by chuckmcfly View Post
      I've read that iOS4 3GS users are being prompted to install iBooks. Who here has iBooks on their iPhone already? It doesn't show up in the app store (on PC only apparently) for 3G users.

      I would like to get a copy of the iBooks.app file and import it into my iTunes and see if I could get it working. If anyone has already tried this, please post. I don't read too many books, but I have a ton of PDFs, and I like that iOS4 will natively add PDFs from e-mails etc to the bookshelf.

      If any of you can send me the ibooks.app please PM me.
      I installed the GM iOS4 on my 3GS on Friday, and no prompt to install iBooks. Just tried to search on the App Store and nothing came up.
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      Because who the hell has 95 games in their phone do you do anything at all with your time besides wasting it?
      haha, I actually dont play too often. I just like to have options when I do decide to play.