iPhone OS 4.0
April 8th, 2010
Hallelujah! Multitasking for iPhone OS is finally here. It took Apple three revisions to get it done. But that is not all. There are a bunch of other new features / improvements in 4.0:
Mobile advertising platform with the ability to display full-screen video and interactive content. Developers can embed iAd into their apps and split the revenue with Apple 60/40.
- Game Center
A social gaming network extension to the existing GameKit API.
- Map Kit
You can now include overlays and draw custom paths on the map.
- Video playback & Capture
You finally have programmatic control over video playback and capture.
- Automated testing
UIAutomation is a new instrument for automating testing by scripting touch events.
The iPhone OS 4.0 will be available later this year (for iPad, iPhone 3G(S) and iPod Touch 2nd/3rd generation). It’s worth noting that multitasking will be missing on older models (iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2nd generation).