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Apple posts iPhone SDK 4 betas for iPhone, iPod touch, not iPad

Apple has posted the preliminary version of the iPhone OS 4 Software Development Kit, also known as the iPhone SDK 4 beta, to its Developer Web Site. The SDK download is 2.9GB in size, with separate iPhone OS 4.0 operating system betas at roughly 300MB-400MB a piece. Apple’s OS betas are for 2008 and 2009 iPhone and iPod touch models only. They notably exclude the iPad, which is explicitly disclaimed as not compatible with “iPhone OS 4.0”, and 2007 iPhone and iPod touch models, which are not and apparently will not be supported by iPhone OS 4.

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Will the OS 4.0 support the 8GB model of the 2009 version cause this is kinda confusing?

Posted by Kyle Schilling on April 11, 2010 at 6:44 PM (CDT)


It’s unclear whether you’re asking about the iPhone or the iPod touch, but regardless, the 8GB models of both are actually the 2008 models which were simply not discontinued when the others were.  The 8GB iPhone is a 3G and not a 3GS, and the 8GB iPod touch is a second-generation model.

This means that both of these will be partially supported in the same way that other 2008 models are.  Notably, they will not provide multitasking capabilities.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on April 11, 2010 at 7:54 PM (CDT)

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