Steve Jobs previews iPhone OS4

Steve Jobs, wearing his customary black polo-neck, yesterday gave the market a preview of Apple‘s iPhone OS4 software. Over 100 new features will be available to iPhone and iPod Touch users when the software update is released around the middle of the year.
New features includeiPhone at sunset

  • multitasking for third-party apps
  • folders to allow for better app organisation and access
  • unified inbox in Mail, allowing users to see messages from all their email accounts displayed together in a single inbox
  • fast inbox switching and threaded messages
  • iAd, Apple‘s new mobile advertising platform
  • iBooks, Apple‘s new ebook reader and online bookstore
  • enhanced enterprise support, including better data protection, mobile device management and wireless app distribution

Not all features will work on all devices – for instance, multitasking will only run on the iPhone 3GS or third-generation iPod Touch.
Watch the video of the iPhone OS4 event for more details.
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