Apple pins April 8 as its iPhone OS 4.0 "sneak peek" event

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Apple pins April 8 as its iPhone OS 4.0
Fresh from its recent and successful launch of their iPad, Apple is continuing the momentum as they've  pinned a date for the "sneak peek" unveiling of iPhone OS 4.0. With April 8 just only 3 days away, things are starting to point back to Apple's legendary smartphone as it will undoubtedly be graced with OS 4.0 in the near future. The company has sent out invitations for people to witness and experience what the next incarnation of the platform has in store for owners. There are already some speculations as to what it'll offer – like the highly requested multi-tasking feature that has yet to pull its head out of the shadows. In any case, there is no doubt that Apple is once again mustering up its shoes soon after the launch of the iPad – could we also see a special guest at the event in the form of the next generation iPhone? All eyes will surely be pointed towards the event as things are becoming more interesting out of Apple's camp.

via SlashGear



1. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I'm soooo excited!! This will decide whether I continue with iPhone or move on to another OS.

15. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Very uncharacteristic of them to do this. Cant help but think this is in response to the EVO 4G announcement... trying to keep Iphone people from jumping ship.

17. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Maybe, but I don't really even think the EVO is that much of a threat (it's still a really good phone though). The only thing really different about the phone is the fact that it's the country's first 4G device. But by the end of the year, there should be a few more that will be able to have 4G speeds. I thought it was very odd of them to do this also, but they did have a preview on March 17th of last year. I personally think that 4.0 is for the ipad mainly. Apple probably wants to continue the momentum they have with the product and announce some features that both the ipad and the iPhone will be able to do.

2. JeffdaBeat unregistered

For once, I don't want to speculate at all. I am just going to wait for Steve Jobs to tell me the good news...

3. tuminatr

Posts: 1179; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

this time it will be an announcement from apple that they are catching up to the competition

4. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

yayayayay!!! we go multitasking!!!

5. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

lets hope

6. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

I highly doubt it.

8. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I'm hoping for some knd of multitasking as well. I'm having doubts too, but if no multitasking then what would be the point of 4.0? It would be like 3.2 or something. I don't really see what else they would add. Maybe they'll give us the drop down menu they promised about one and a half years ago. I'm just hoping it's big. 2.0 brought the app store. 3.0 brought universal search, copy and paste, in-app purchasing, peer-to-peer connectivity, landscape mode fore more stuff, MMS, more YouTube functions, etc. Some of these functions were long overdue but that's still a lot of stuff in the update. If 4.0 doesn't deliver, I'm going to be pissed.

9. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

maybe they will let us have a background lol

10. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

hahahahahahha, one thing that every cell phone for 10 years has had lol

11. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

we can dream cant we?

12. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Well technically, phones haven't been able to change the background picture of the UI for the last 10 years. But being able to do that on the iPhone would be nice.

7. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

it's pretty impressive that they made it all the way to the announcement of the announcement without anything being leaked yet.

13. uncman100

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

I need to see more then just multitasking. They got a lot of catching up to do before Android blow them out the water. What's up with a little personalization!

14. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I think multitasking is really the only thing it NEEDS. if I get only that, then I will stick with iPhone. More customization would be nice though. It's not exactly a dealbreaker, but just because of the fact that other operating systems (not only Android) can personalize, Apple should put that option for it's customers also. And I want the drop down menu they promised. But basically, multitasking is the main/only thing really overdue.....IMO

16. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

If they put in a drop menue welcome to Idroidclone lol

18. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Okay Legacystar, you're being such a downer right now. You obviously have an Android device and you obviously don't like Apple so I don't see the point of even being here. And the pull down menu Apple promised was just for changing 3G/2G, Wifi, and Bluetooth but if they add more functionality, I probably won't complain. And let's not get started on clones now. Are you enjoying multitouch and your Android Market on your Droid?

19. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

game. set. match.

20. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 2010

eh for your information multitouch isn't a apple iphone invention. it was there before. way before infact so nothing to bitch on there but ok with the app store they are first but don't hate on other company's for making there own stores. apps where there long before the iphone on wm, J2ME and S60 ;) Nothing new just a bit better

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