So yeah, Apple just revealed the iPhone 4. However, not many here in the Philipines have really paid attention as to what's running things for Steve's precious, the iOS 4. Let us at Techie remind you of what Apple has announced before.
Lo and behold, the iOS 4 now has multitasking! Hooray! While this may not exactly be a groundbreaking addition (earlier Android devices already have it
eons ago), it's good to know that Apple finally gave in to one of the demands of its loyal consumers, and that is to integrate multitasking between apps into the iPhone.
Another feature that will come with the iOS 4 is the ability to organize apps by folders. Just drag and drop an application into another app and a new folder will be created, which the iPhone automatically renames depending on the nature of the apps stored. This provides better manageability and access to applications (up to 2,160 of them in one iPhone 4).
Apple also added threaded view. Users can now see all their emails from different accounts in one integrated inbox. Attachments can also be viewed via 3rd-party apps.
One of the biggest improvements of the iPhone 4 is its 960 x 640-pixel resolution display, dubbed the Retina Display. That's about 4 times as many pixels as what the iPhone 3GS has. To keep up with the pixel bump, the iOS 4 uses resolution independence that automatically scales applications so they can be compatible with the iPhone 4's display, making them look sharp, not pixelated.
iOS 4 also supports data tethering, which means you can link your PC to your iPhone 4 to share data connection, something that we saw earlier with Android 2.2, aka Froyo.
For all those wondering if the iOS will support Flash, dream on. Aww. You know how much Steve Jobs hates it.