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Screenshots of iPhone OS 4 appear online

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, April 8, 2010
News Categories: iPhone, Apps + Games

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Screenshots showing off the new developer preview build of iPhone OS 4.0 have begun to appear online, including a number sent to iLounge by an anonymous source. Included below are shots illustrating the new multitasking and folders features, as well as the revised Photos app, universal mailbox, location services management, and more. If you have access to the developer preview and would like to share additional details, send your screenshots and info to news (at) ilounge.com.

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1

When will this be available to download?

Posted by marvmitch on April 8, 2010 at 3:47 PM (PDT)

2

Summer 2010 is all they have said

Posted by John on April 8, 2010 at 4:56 PM (PDT)

3

looking forward to this new OS!!!! But iADs thats a dissapointment

Posted by Gino Lomeli on April 8, 2010 at 6:33 PM (PDT)

4

What happened to the MMS option for sending pictures? That button seems to be missing in the screenshot.

Posted by djman10 on April 8, 2010 at 9:55 PM (PDT)

5

#3: Why? There seems to be some confusion about the iAd service. This doesn’t mean that it will put ads everywhere on your iPhone during normal use. It’s merely a framework that developers can take advantage of to display ads within their own applications. It will likely be leveraged primarily for free applications, and will simply replace the services like AdMob that most developers are already using to make money from their free apps.

#4: The iPhone in the screenshot appears to be in Airplane Mode, in which case MMS is not available (or more to the point, the iPhone can’t talk to the carrier network to determine whether it is or not, so it simply hides the option).  iPhone OS 3.x does the same thing.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on April 9, 2010 at 7:20 AM (PDT)

6

Please tell me that background wallpaper of water/rain is not what our screens will look like if we upgrade to 4.0. 

Absolutely horrible; turns a clean background into a jumbled mess against all the icons.

Posted by JonnyOneNote on April 9, 2010 at 11:57 AM (PDT)

7

iPhone OS 4 now supports background wallpapers on the home screen in the same manner as the iPad.  It looks like that’s probably just the default wallpaper that’s provided—you can change it to any other image you like.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on April 9, 2010 at 1:37 PM (PDT)

8

Why making closing apps so complicated? First press and hold and then click. After that, press home button again. Why not just flick the icon upwards, like in webos?

Posted by Johan on April 10, 2010 at 4:36 PM (PDT)

9

Honestly, one of the most welcome features (read: fixes) for me is that Calendar now allows the user to change the assigned category in edit-mode of previously entered events. That took long enough!

Posted by fredrik h on April 11, 2010 at 8:08 AM (PDT)

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