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06-17-2010, 12:43 AM #1
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
Last edited by Michael Essany; 06-17-2010 at 01:12 AM.
06-17-2010, 12:47 AM #2
I just cannot wait for it to be fully stable and to public so i can jailbreak it!
06-17-2010, 12:50 AM #3
Can't wait til more start getting updates! I love 4.0 and would love to see how the multitasking is meant to work!
06-17-2010, 01:07 AM #4
Haven't got the opportunity to test out 4.0 yet even though I have a developer account. Hope it's good!
06-17-2010, 01:31 AM #5
You do not need a dev account for 4.0 GM (8A293)
06-17-2010, 01:48 AM #6
this has been happening for a while now.
06-17-2010, 02:26 AM #7
So far I'm loving 4.0, really digging the new organization option thanks to Folders. No more Categories / CategoriesSB for me, and it might be me hyped about thew new "iOS" but It does feel lighter and faster. (Could also be because I had tons of crap on 3.1.2 though)
Also I'm particularly interested in Game Center. Can't wait to see what's in store for it.iPhone 32GB 3GS - iOS 4.2.1 - BB: 5.11.07
iPhone 16GB 3G - 3.1.3 - BB: 4.28.08
06-17-2010, 02:45 AM #8
i am waiting for jailbreak tool more than official release of ios4 Dev team i am waiting
06-17-2010, 04:41 AM #9
multitasking is going to be great
06-17-2010, 06:09 AM #10
I'm gonna wait on this upgrade until we get support for stuff like:
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06-17-2010, 06:17 AM #11
Yea, just noticed fandango added support for 4.0 and was wondering if I missed the update! Good to see developers keeping things up to date. Was gonna get iPhone 4, but my contract isnt up until february of next year... so theres no way im paying $499 for an "upgrade." My 3GS is fine for now. Hopefully when my contract is up they'll have a 64gb and jailbroken apps will all be updated and compatible with ios4.
06-17-2010, 06:18 AM #12
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06-17-2010, 06:51 AM #15
looking forward to see the new apps
06-17-2010, 07:23 AM #16
I'm not even worrying about JB for a couple of months; I'll just be enjoying the new phone and new OS, and wait for a stable JB solution down the road. Plus, Apple is famous for putting out a ".01" update to their OS shortly after the initial release.
06-17-2010, 07:35 AM #17
Grrrrr I wish I was AT&T still! Ima put 4.0gm on my moms phone hahah
06-17-2010, 07:37 AM #18
Downloaded the dropbox update yesterday and it works perfectly. It is awesome to be reading a doc I have stored on my dropbox server then switch to messages to write a txt and then go back and be able to pick up right where I left off. And there is absolutely no lag. I was able to scroll within the document immediately. I think Apple really got this one right.
Now we really need that Pandora update...
06-17-2010, 07:42 AM #19
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06-17-2010, 07:56 AM #20
As for it being Beta, it's definitely out of that state. Last year the GM ended up being the same as the 3.0 that eventually was released to public.
Doubt it's any different with this one, and if it is, these two weeks just let devs get everything ready for 4.0 before the big release and to help iron out the last few small bugs. If that happens, no biggie, I'll just restore and do it again. Not like I can install many apps right now since they aren't fully compatible. Definitely enjoying the update though. Many things have been implemented that used to require jailbreaking.
As for Folders only having a max of 12 apps, wow, that really kills the idea of having folders in the first place. But it's still nice to have. I like the display of the Folders. I'll probably just use them for "Genres" and whatnot, to keep it more tidy then.iPhone 32GB 3GS - iOS 4.2.1 - BB: 5.11.07
iPhone 16GB 3G - 3.1.3 - BB: 4.28.08