Apple to unveil new iPhone operating system

Apr 05, 2010
Apple on Monday extended invitations to an unveiling of the next generation operating system for its smash hit smartphone, the iPhone.

Apple on Monday extended invitations to an unveiling of the next generation operating system for its smash hit smartphone, the iPhone.

Apple said it would offer a "sneak peek" of the latest operating system on Thursday at an invitation-only event at company headquarters in Cupertino, California.

"Get a sneak peek into the future of iPhone OS," the invitation said. It did not provide any further details.

Apple released the iPhone in 2007. It sold 8.7 million iPhones in the last quarter of its financial year, up 100 percent from a year ago.

The unveiling of the latest software for the iPhone comes on the heels of Apple's launch on Saturday of its eagerly anticipated iPad .

Apple unveiled the iPhone 3.0 in March of last year.

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Parsec
not rated yet Apr 06, 2010
If the iPad offered multi-tasking, I might consider buying one. The only reason I am now buying an iPhone is that even without the ability to run apps in the background it has significant functionality. But the ability to run apps in the background is critical for the iPad. I hope Apple rectifies this issue soon so I can also get one of those.
Noumenon
4.9 / 5 (45) Apr 06, 2010
If apple allowed that functionality early on it would probably bog-down enough to effect the user interface, and that is everything on the iPad. No doubt that had it been a laptop replacement in that form factor, it would have been hard to keep them stocked.
Sanescience
not rated yet Apr 06, 2010
I've done performance testing on multi-tasking environments. It's a trade off. You gain a lot of stability and consistency, and battery life, if you give up multi-tasking.

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