1) Assuming the site below is correct there are 160K active App Store apps in the US.
2) I don't think Apple will add full-preemptice multitasking like WebOS and Android offer. I think it will be a multitasking API that devs can utilize and then users can enable.
3) A notification system that bests WebOS' notification system is what I'm hoping for.
4) I have to wonder what will happen with the iPad OS. I'm hoping they do an official branching off and call it iPad OS as it significantly different than the iPhone and Touch builds. I also hope that the iPad and other devices all get the update on the same day this summer.
Originally Posted by FineTunes
Don't know why they didn't release it on same date as iPad???
Besides what others stated and a bit off topic, I'm glad Apple is staggering their releases. The iPhone 3G + iPhone OS v2.0 + MobileMe release all at the same time was a problem. I think they may have learned their lesson there.
Originally Posted by alectheking
Wasn't expecting it so quickly but that's awesome can't waitttt
This is behind the typical time, which was mid-March the two previous years. Plus, many thought it would come in January, earlier than before, because Android was moving so rapidly.
Originally Posted by chronster
So are the rumors saying the UI will be new looking, or will the changes just effect things going on "behind the scenes"?
I hope they give it a new look. I suspect that if they use a lot of blacks in the v4.0 UI, like the Zune, that we can then expect an OLED display on the next iPhone.
Originally Posted by success
I hope OS 4 will have a new version of the YouTube app that will allow downloading of YT videos to iPhone/iPad.
Is something YouTube typically lets you do? If not, why would you expect Apple partnering with Google to allow this?