Posted 09 April 2010
Apple has presented what is coming up in the latest release of their mobile operating system, iPhone OS 4.0 – which is expected for the iPhone and iPad later this year.
The main update for users is, finally, the ability to multi task. It’s something that causes iPhone users much annoyance – without a thought you try to open another application to find the one your running quits. So at last we’ll be able to listen to spotify and browse the web (hopefully!)
There’s going to be folders for apps – at last we can organise all those free games apps that we download and never play!
Another great feature of the iPad which will be coming to the iPhone is the iBook store. How books will look on the tiny iPhone screen is another thing – but it’s a welcome addition of a powerful service.
The main feature, however, is probably one that won’t appeal to much to iPhone users: iAd provides ads to use in apps and allows app providers to get up to 60% of revenue from advertising. If the ads are properly targeted i’m sure this won’t be too bad, but as always with advertising. it could prove irritating to end users.