Apple calling new product the iTablet? Info on iPhone OS 4.0

Apple calling new product the iTablet? Info on iPhone OS 4.0
BGR was able to get some info from their Apple connects about iPhone OS 4.0. Just like what is rumored for the tablet, the new OS supports multi-touch gestures across the platform. Of course, the OS for the tablet is close to-if not the same-as the iPhone OS 4.0.It looks like multitasking on the iPhone is here as there will be a few new ways to run applications in the background. Changes in the UI will make navigating through the OS easier and more efficient, perhaps using improved methods of notifications (a notification screen ala Android, or blinking LED lights like BlackBerry). There will be new syncing support for the contacts and calendar. The new OS will be made available for the iPhone 3GS and 3G only and will make them more like "full-fledged computers" than any other smartphone to date. Everyone at Apple is excited, says the tipsters.

As for the tablet, BGR says that the name could be the iTablet. So, the two names that have been heard the most are the iSlate and the iTablet. Any preference?

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1. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

+1 for Multitasking. I'm hoping they make the message notifications less intrusive.

2. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

Multitasking won't matter because the open SDK states all applications must terminate when closed. So even if it can multitask, no one can write official programs to use it.

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

@legacystar You are the second person I have seen say this comment. I'm gonna keep it civil and I won't badmouth you but the comment you make is a very shortsighted one. Apple has before, and can and most likely will again, change the terms of the sdk. Especially if new functionality calls for the need. The restriction of backgrounding came because apple didn't want it on the iPhone. But whose sdk is it? It's apples sdk. Why wouldn't they change it if they plan on bringing backgrounding(albeit waaaay late)? Point is, said restriction is a non issue when the creator of the sdk can alter the terms of the sdk at will. It's theirs and they can If they want to. Simply put

5. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

@clevername That's all well and good to say that it could be changed if needed, but the fact of the matter is the 100,000+ apps (or whatever the number is currently) that are the market *don't* support multitasking. So, changing the SDK won't automatically re-write all the apps in existance, the developers will have to go through and likely rewrite/revamp and then get recertified, and whos to say they wouldn't have to make a non-multitasking version still availalble for non 4.0 phones? So, 2 of each app in the store maybe? Guess that's one way to raise your app numbers at the expense of programmers...

6. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

That is why developers constanly come out with new versions of their apps smart guy. To fix any bugs, and add any new features when more capable OS's are released.

9. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

well as it stands the iphone can multitask if it wanted yet the newest SDK says "no doing that" so what makes you think they will do a 180 and change it. thats reall ynot like apple to give in.

22. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Actually developers don't need to write multitasking into their apps. It would be a system wide feature like copy and paste. Jailbroken iPhone users know that there are several options to do this with. Backgrounder for example adds multitasking with any app whether jailbroken cracked stock or app store app. All the developers would have to do is really sit and watch but apple will most likely make them make all apps 4.0 compatible which they will do either way.

23. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

And actually apple does do 180s when it comes to improving functionality. There have Been many private API's that have been made public. Video recording is one. MMS was a 180. Originally jobs said it didn't need it because there is email. While technically that's true he was wrong and admitted it by allowing it. While no innovation was made apple proved that while they don't open source their software and they do what they think is best they aren't afraid to admit they're wrong. And apple never really gave in. And I don't think this will be either. Apple usually waits till they have the best possible solution to a problem that's not only easy but pretty and unique. If apple found a way to implement multitasking in a way that meets those criteria then they will allow it. If not, wait till 5.0. Lol.

4. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I think this new update will put the iPhone way ahead of the game once again. VZW man and VZW fan will be steaming with jealousy lol

7. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

How about options in the music player like a custom adjustable equalizer?? Or maybe profiles like on Nokia's??? I'm waiting for that one Apple.

8. dadoo985

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 30, 2009


10. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

how bout they put fm radio on the iphone? yes i know some of u may say theres no need for fm radio on the iphone because there are apps like pandora. but i have at&t and most of the time their 3G network is messed up like always so which means i cant use pandora. . and i want to listen to the radio and i cant...

24. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

pandora works on edge. Was never too slow for me. Well slow to buffer the first song but after that it was good. But what works better is finding an Internet radio station in safari which isn't that hard, look for XML feeds is one way, then u can listen and don't have to have safari open. U can use other apps. Hey look the iPhone does do some multitasking(I know I wish it did more too)

11. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I know the next iteration of the iPhone is going to kick ass! I just hope it gets opened up to other carriers. VZW has already gone on record as saying the decision is in Apple's court. This is going to be another good year for those of us that are Apple fans; whether it's the new iPhone or this new tablet. And to those out there thinking Apple can't or won't do this or that, is ridiculous! Apple can and will do whatever is good for both them and the consumer. If that means opening up their phone to other carriers, then so be it. Or if that means changing the SDK to allow multitasking, for a greater experience, then it's certainly not out of the realm of possibilities either. I just love all the people that think Apple wouldn't do certain things just "because it's Apple". Really? You've got to be kidding me!

12. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yea I agree. For some people, ignorance is just bliss. It may not do every single little thing everyone wants it to do but no phone does. That's why there's options. Apple listens to consumers and comes up with solutions to a majority of issues concerned. They can't make everyone happy, but they do what they can for the majority.

13. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

yes because apple is so willing to bend to the consumer. Why don't you guys have flash? oh thats right, apple will not allow it even though people are screaming to hi heaven for it. there are more examples but thats the most damning one.

14. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Your comments lost all validity when you alluded in a post above, that because things are a certain way now, they will never change/be different/get better. Maybe when your comments become something more than Apple-hating tripe, I'll give them a second thought.

15. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Couldn't have said it better myself. Companies try hard to please the most people, most of the time, but obviously, Apple is the company that's actually doing it...consistently. I think the numbers that Apple has garnered since the release of the iPhone in terms of handsets sold, apps downloaded, iPods REMAINING to be the number one digital music player, all speak for themselves.

16. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

i don't disagree apple changed the way we live with phones and mp3 players, but it's always been apples way or the highway. that was fine when there wasn't anything else that compared to what they had. but now that there is, we don't have to put up with the " my way or the highway" attitude anymore


Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

If it doesn't open to more carriers at least for one more year, would you not commit suicide fanboy....???)

19. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

No fanboy here, Droid all the way and forever!

25. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

No flash is because apple amd adobe aren't the best bed fellows. Not because they wanna screw us. Also because of handset limitations. Sure there are some that run it. But the battery life and processor get eaten. Again apple wants to do things the best way they can. Flash is also a dying tech. Apple is trying to support techs like QuickTime, & HTML5. Plus it's the most JavaScript capable phone out there. Capable of handling more scripts than anyother handset because apple isn't building a mobile browser they're making a full browser mobile. Oh amd not to mention it runs these scripts faster than even a snapdragon equipped phone. Is is what writes the web and it can overrule flash as Gordon has proven so flash isn't that big of a hurdle. That said I won't lie and would love flash, but I just don't have that option yet


Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

How many fanboys will kill themselves if the iphone is not coming to the big red soon.....????

20. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I won't, that's for sure. Although I'd like to see it happen, if it doesn't, I'll be picking up an Android handset. And last time I checked, you're one of the biggest douche fanboys on here, so I'd watch who were calling a fanboy.


Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Look who's talking jajajaja.......and you bash the iphone everytime any info comes out, seriously you and many retarded VZW fanboys have no life since the iphone was created, get over with dude......jejeje loser.......!!!!!

26. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Unless the next iPhone was lte capable and verizon had their lte network up through southern California I would never get a verizon iPhone. I like browsing amd talking. I like being able to not have my text stop sending when I get another. And here where I am, AT&T might not have coverage as good as big reds, but it's close and my 3g speed is faster than what verizons and sprint EVDO can give me. AT&T may not have the coverage but their network technology is superior. ...uhhhh...when u can actually access it. Lol.

27. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

you can send/recieve texts simulatiously on verizon, do it all the time on my droid. att in your area may be faster then verizon but i know most of the time there bandwidth is so choked the speeds dwindle down to well under 1000k/sec. my rooomate has 3g coverage on his iphone and i smash his speeds on the droind. just cause you get 3g on att doesn't meen it's atomatically faster.

28. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Thanks for that comment! Now I know you're a complete idiot! While I have been negative against the iPhone BEFORE the OS 3.0 update, I have since respected Apple for releasing 3.0 and feel that with that update the iPhone has come along to where it should have been all along! I've always been an Apple computer fan though. And yes I do hate ATT, but certainly not the iPhone...otherwise I wouldn't have been posting about how I think and feel the iPhone should get released to VZW. But I can tell by your previous posts that you've got to be no older than somewhere in middle school. Good luck w that.


Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Ohhh fanboy is soar jejejeje.....why.....??? Maybe cuz am writting something u don't wanna read, or probably u realize VZW CDMA is obsolete...dude the iphone is not coming to VZW maybe with Tmo but definitely not on the Redneck network...!!

30. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LOL! Sounds like you're the one that's a problem; referring to VZW as "the redneck network". LOL! Go have your mommy tuck you into bed LOL!

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