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Developer claim hints at imminent iPhone OS 4.0 unveiling (Updated)

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, January 15, 2010
News Categories: iPhone

A new claim by an anonymous iPhone developer suggests that Apple plans to publicly unveil the next version of the iPhone OS in the very near future. iLounge has received an email from a well-known app developer, claiming that “we’ve submitted an updated app for the new iPhone OS 4.0 software.” A separate report from earlier this month claimed that Apple would be announcing a beta of iPhone OS 4.0 and an accompanying SDK at a special event, rumored to be held on January 27. The beta SDK was said to include a tablet simulator, and make it easier for developers to adapt applications to different screen resolutions, opening the door for higher and/or lower resolution displays on future iPhones and iPods. Apple has in the past partnered with select developers to create applications on new iPhone OS releases prior to their public unveilings to be used as demos for new features of the operating systems.

Update: Though the email in question unambiguously stated that the company had developed an app “for the new iPhone OS 4.0 software,” iLounge contacted the developer for clarification and learned that the reference was a mistake: the app is now “version 4.0” released for iPhone OS 3.1, the developer has offered “sincere apologies.”

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1

im calling bs…how could you possibly state that you had developed an app “for the new iPhone OS 4.0 software,” and then as soon as that statement makes it to the web, they retract it and twist it into meaning v4.0 of their software???

so what is wrong with this developer?  they get scared that apple might catch them leaking little tibdits of info about upcoming, unannounced releases?  well if they did get spooked, all apple has to do now is look for the developer that just submitted v4.0 of their own software and compare that to the developers that they included in the os4.0 prep work.

Posted by jimmygoroar on January 17, 2010 at 6:53 AM (PDT)

2

Usually when people backtrack like that it’s because they’ve been asked to.

Posted by tarZen on January 18, 2010 at 7:39 PM (PDT)

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