On-demand video of Apple's iPhone Software 4.0 event now available

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in iPhone edited January 2014
Apple has published a standard-definition QuickTime video stream of Thursday morning's iPhone Software 4.0 preview event hosted by Steve Jobs, Scott Forstall, and Phil Schiller.



A high-definition version of the video stream will likely appear after traffic to the company's servers dies down.



The hour-long event at Apple's campus gave way to the first previews of iPhone OS 4.0, which included 7 new 'tent pole' features, including Multitasking, Folders, Improved Mail, iBooks for iPhone and iPod touch, New Enterprise Features, Game Center, and the company's new iAd advertising service for apps.



Due this summer, the release will also include dozens of other feature additions such as File & delete Mail search results; Search SMS/MMS messages; Web search suggestions; Choose image size in Mail messages; Bluetooth keyboards; CalDav invitations; Larger fonts for Mail, SMS & alerts; Cell data only setting; Spell check; Persistent Wi-Fi; Gift Apps; Birthday calendar; Recent Web searches; Create Playlists; Top Hit in search; 5x digital zoom; Nested Playlists; CardDav; Tap to focus video; Upload workouts to Nike+; Places in Photos; iPod Out; Home screen wallpaper; Search SMS/MMS messages; and Wake on wireless.







Coverage from today's event



Apple iPhone OS 4.0 to ship this summer with multitasking support



Apple adds seven major features, 100 minor features in iPhone 4.0



Apple iAd program to monetize iPhone apps with interactive media



Apple's Game Center aims to be like Xbox Live for iPhone OS



Apple's iPhone Software 4.0 suggests next-gen iPhone will have camera flash



iChatAgent, Note syncing over MobileMe discovered in iPhone 4.0



Steve Jobs admits Apple tried to buy AdMob, warns of porn on Android



Apple's iPhone Software 4.0, multitasking demoed in videos



Apple's iPhone 4 SDK license bans ported Flash, Java, Mono apps



Apple sells 450,000 iPads in 5 days, users download 3.5 million apps
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  • Reply 1 of 34
    I get a username password request box when trying this link, anyone been successful in watching the video?
  • Reply 2 of 34
    g3prog3pro Posts: 669member
    Whoa, multitasking? I think Apple fans' heads have just exploded.



    I thought multitasking was "a completely unnecessary feature"?



    I thought multitasking is "too complicated for ordinary apple users"?



    It's nice to see Apple finally catching up with the competition.
  • Reply 3 of 34
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,946member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by applestockholder View Post


    I get a username password request box when trying this link, anyone been successful in watching the video?



    I just finished watching the video. Seems pretty nice.



    Try this link:



    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/specialevent0410/



    The story writer must have grabbed a specific instance in the content distribution network, the link I gave is more generic.
  • Reply 4 of 34
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by g3pro View Post


    Whoa, multitasking? I think Apple fans' heads have just exploded.



    I thought multitasking was "a completely unnecessary feature"?



    I thought multitasking is "too complicated for ordinary apple users"?



    It's nice to see Apple finally catching up with the competition.



    You know what'd be cool? If you didn't get all fighty right at the very start of a thread. Save it until the discussion's been going for a few pages and some people have had a chance to say some interesting or thoughtful things.



    At least, I think that'd be cool. But maybe I'm the weirdo here.
  • Reply 5 of 34
    sinceresincere Posts: 42member
    whhhhoooohaaaaaa....... "dance, dance"
  • Reply 6 of 34
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tomfoolery View Post


    You know what'd be cool? If you didn't get all fighty right at the very start of a thread. Save it until the discussion's been going for a few pages and some people have had a chance to say some interesting or thoughtful things.



    At least, I think that'd be cool. But maybe I'm the weirdo here.



    You don't sound weird to me.
  • Reply 7 of 34
    g3prog3pro Posts: 669member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by delreyjones View Post


    You don't sound weird to me; I don't see any foolery in your post. But that other guy ... I'm thinking he's got a chip on his shoulders, you know, maybe an emotional issue to work on.



    Save the ad hominem attacks and respond to the issue:



    Apple users on this very forum have long railed against multitasking as an unnecessary, complicated problem (not a feature) that Apple should never implement.



    Now that Apple reversed course with multi-tasking, will those same users rail against it or will they praise Apple?



    Obviously, they will praise Apple.
  • Reply 8 of 34
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,347member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by g3pro View Post


    Whoa, multitasking? I think Apple fans' heads have just exploded.



    I thought multitasking was "a completely unnecessary feature"?



    I thought multitasking is "too complicated for ordinary apple users"?



    It's nice to see Apple finally catching up with the competition.



    No they waited to do it right not rush to con users.
  • Reply 9 of 34
    jupiteronejupiterone Posts: 1,564member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by g3pro View Post


    Whoa, multitasking? I think Apple fans' heads have just exploded.



    Actually, I thought they could have stopped at the Pandora demo and that would have satisfied about 90% of complainers of multi-tasking.

    Quote:

    I thought multitasking was "a completely unnecessary feature"?



    I don't remember anyone saying that.

    Quote:

    I thought multitasking is "too complicated for ordinary apple users"?



    The managing of multi-tasking is too complicated for ordinary users. Apple provided an extremely simplistic UI for multi-tasking. Everything else is in the background. Not so much for others' implementation.

    Quote:

    It's nice to see Apple finally catching up with the competition.



    Actually, today they just surpassed them.
  • Reply 10 of 34
    dimmokdimmok Posts: 359member
    Pretty amazing stuff. These guys from Apple really know what they are doing. This whole iAd things is going be HUGE.

    How soon do these adds be completly tailored to you specifically. Based on all your net history, etc...Plus pulling these exact ads, to be at bustops, subways, trainstations via iPosters. Hello Minority Report.
  • Reply 11 of 34
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by g3pro View Post


    Save the ad hominem attacks and respond to the issue:



    Apple users on this very forum have long railed against multitasking as an unnecessary, complicated problem (not a feature) that Apple should never implement.



    Now that Apple reversed course with multi-tasking, will those same users rail against it or will they praise Apple?



    Obviously, they will praise Apple.



    Okay; I removed my ad hominem. But I take offense when you say my head's probably exploding now. It's not. I don't know the precise details of why Apple didn't previously provide multi-tasking. I for one have never railed against it or said it was completely unnecessary. I don't think Apple has either. I've always accepted that it's not a black and white world. Through their actions, Apple has clearly said that in the iPhone's early phases, Apple didn't see multi-tasking as a feature that was worth the expense. Whether today means they think the feature is more valuable than they previously thought, or if they've had time to develop a solution they're happy with, makes no difference to me. It wasn't a priority for them yesterday and today it is. That's how the real world works.



    The ones who are clearly wrong and ill-informed are the ones who think Apple left multi-tasking out because of a technical limitation that OSX suffered from but Linux didn't. Apple had its reasons for leaving it out, and I believe it took more software effort on their part to leave it out of iPhone then if they had simply presented the Unix multi-tasking as is, which I presume is what Android has. Point being, Apple is acting from a position of better-than-average competence compared to its competitors, not the opposite.
  • Reply 12 of 34
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,347member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    I just finished watching the video. Seems pretty nice.



    Try this link:



    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/specialevent0410/



    The story writer must have grabbed a specific instance in the content distribution network, the link I gave is more generic.



    It must have either been pulled or over loaded. With FiOs extreme on a Mac Pro it is not playing now for me at the moment. That link opens a small QT window entitled 1240/prog_index.m3u8 and it does nothing. I really wanting to see it
  • Reply 13 of 34
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,347member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by delreyjones View Post


    Okay; I removed my ad hominem. But I take offense when you say my head's probably exploding now. It's not. I don't know the precise details of why Apple didn't previously provide multi-tasking. I for one have never railed against it or said it was completely unnecessary. I don't think Apple has either. I've always accepted that it's not a black and white world. Through their actions, Apple has clearly said that in the iPhone's early phases, Apple didn't see multi-tasking as a feature that was worth the expense. Whether today means they think the feature is more valuable than they previously thought, or if they've had time to develop a solution they're happy with, makes no difference to me. It wasn't a priority for them yesterday and today it is. That's how the real world works.



    The ones who are clearly wrong and ill-informed are the ones who think Apple left multi-tasking out because of a technical limitation that OSX suffered from but Linux didn't. Apple had its reasons for leaving it out, and I believe it took more software effort on their part to leave it out of iPhone then if they had simply presented the Unix multi-tasking as is, which I presume is what Android has. Point being, Apple is acting from a position of better-than-average competence compared to its competitors, not the opposite.



    OK I mainly agree, I don't think it was that Apple didn't see that the expense was worth it, more they didn't see a half baked implementation, as other so called smart phones and their OSs have, was worth it. Apple preferred to wait and do things right.
  • Reply 14 of 34
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,946member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    It must have either been pulled or over loaded. With FiOs extreme on a Mac Pro it is not playing now for me at the moment. That link opens a small QT window entitled 1240/prog_index.m3u8 and it does nothing. I really wanting to see it



    It may be an ISP or regional issue, as Apple is using a content delivery network to distribute the video. All three options work for me. But if your closest server is overloaded, then I can see why you get that problem.
  • Reply 15 of 34
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,347member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    It may be an ISP or regional issue, as Apple is using a content delivery network to distribute the video. All three options work for me. But if your closest server is overloaded, then I can see why you get that problem.



    Yep, I figured. Shows how popular it is! Thanks for the feed back



    Now I get "An invalid public movie atom was found in the movie."



    Something in the meantime for those suffering like me ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdljV2uEs1A
  • Reply 16 of 34
    kibitzerkibitzer Posts: 1,113member
    Saw the whole hour - somewhat drier than the usual for Apple. I wish it had been shorter, but there was enough content to the seven "tent poles" that they probably felt obliged to offer something of a tutorial. Plenty of information, for sure.
  • Reply 17 of 34
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    Yep, I figured. Shows how popular it is! Thanks for the feed back



    Now I get "An invalid public movie atom was found in the movie."



    Something in the meantime for those suffering like me ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdljV2uEs1A





    I am getting the 'atom' thing, too. What the heck is an "invalid public movie atom"????
  • Reply 18 of 34
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by applestockholder View Post


    I am getting the 'atom' thing, too. What the heck is an "invalid public movie atom"????



    I got the same message. I didn't realize Apple's system could analyze these videos on a molecular level... especially since they aren't really made of molecules.



    If you really want to watch the keynote and are getting the "invalid atom" message, open up the iTunes Store, and search for the podcasts of Apple Keynotes.



    On a different note, if the iAd is built into the new OS 4.0, what content will be delivered to those phones that haven't installed the new OS?
  • Reply 19 of 34
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by delreyjones View Post


    The ones who are clearly wrong and ill-informed are the ones who think Apple left multi-tasking out because of a technical limitation that OSX suffered from but Linux didn't. Apple had its reasons for leaving it out, and I believe it took more software effort on their part to leave it out of iPhone then if they had simply presented the Unix multi-tasking as is, which I presume is what Android has. Point being, Apple is acting from a position of better-than-average competence compared to its competitors, not the opposite.



    Apple's coded apps to using multitasking and the system clearly uses it for it's own needs. The idea that App Store apps not being allowed multitasking implies that the entire OS can't multitask sounds odd to me. I'd say those people are certainly ill-informed.



    What Apple has released is exactly what I've been expecting for a year now. APIs to make backgrounding more effective and efficient without requiring a Task Manager or working the system too much thus reducing performance of the foreground app and hurting battery duration. What I didn't predict are the 7 different APIs for the various multitasking needs.



    I look forward to this going live and seeing tests between Android and WebOS with similar backgrounding in place, I have a feeling that the iPhone will be the most effective, but we'll have to wait and see. I also have to assume that MS will now follow suit with similar APIs for WP7. And likely Android doing the same.





    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    It must have either been pulled or over loaded. With FiOs extreme on a Mac Pro it is not playing now for me at the moment. That link opens a small QT window entitled 1240/prog_index.m3u8 and it does nothing. I really wanting to see it



    Try putting the URL in VLC.





    Quote:
    Originally Posted by applestockholder View Post


    I am getting the 'atom' thing, too. What the heck is an "invalid public movie atom"????



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_(s...#Content_model
  • Reply 20 of 34
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 4,674member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by g3pro View Post


    Save the ad hominem attacks and respond to the issue:



    Apple users on this very forum have long railed against multitasking as an unnecessary, complicated problem (not a feature) that Apple should never implement.



    Now that Apple reversed course with multi-tasking, will those same users rail against it or will they praise Apple?



    Obviously, they will praise Apple.



    With the way the other players handled it, it would have been a disaster. Heck, I read posts here on AI about Android users saying that multitasking on their devices while nice, is not elegant and will suck your battery down quickly.



    We were not against it. We just wanted Apple to implement it in a way that is easy to use, not just for us techheads but for the average Joe. They got it right. What the heck is your problem?



    Folks like you clamor for features, and when it's implemented - later than you'd like but nicely - you then turn around and hammer everyone and Apple for doing it?



    The quality of AI is going downhill seriously fast with all the whiners getting on their soapbox. What a shame. Even I've noticed the more steady power-members are whittling away in frustration due to having to hear you crybabies.
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