Before you go upgrading your iPhone to the newest 4.0 update, my resources say that Apple has some tricks up their sleeves to counter the release of the new Windows 7 Mobile Update – slated for late 10- early 2011 release. This is only speculation but the iPhone 5.0 update is expected to have some heavy enhancements in the design, 3rd party apps, multi-tasking, game graphics and multi Touch.
Most of you are wondering if Apple will be offering a discount to upgrading to the 5.0 model, – my sources say that is a big Negative! Which means you will be buying yet another iPhone with very little features.
- If I were you I would put a sock in it and wait until 2012 when the iPhone 6.0 and Windows Mobile 8.0 breakthrough with the latest technology , like the blue-tooth keyboard integrated with a built in microphone and lcd , (as seen in my Japanese mobile phone video blog). We continue to be a step behind in the mobile market despite what most of you believe. You should really check out my archived mobile phone blog!!
stay tuned for updates!
New in iPhone 4.0
There are a number of ways Apple can address these needs. First is by allowing third parties to launch apps that actually run all the time in the background, just like the bundled Mail, SMS, iPod, or Voice Memos.
This isn’t a technical problem for the multitasking iPhone OS, but does introduce new issues for users. Because the iPhone OS doesn’t present a conventional windowing user interface, launching multiple apps requires the addition of a new interface mechanism that allows users to intuitively switch between apps without introducing too much new complexity.
The iPhone OS is intended to create mobile devices that are easy to use, not just small versions of the complex PC model of the 1990s. Apple mocked the unfriendly and complex Task Manager of Windows Mobile at the launch of iPhone 2.0. Today’s Android users similarly find themselves diddling with resource and memory management to optimize battery life and performance.
Existing background-capable apps in iPhone 3.x paint a bar across the top of the screen that allows the user to return to that background app (such as a phone call, voice memo, or Nike+ session) when finished with their secondary foreground app. But that solution isn’t going to scale to multiple apps all running at once.
Other multitasking issues to fix
In addition to a new graphical interface for switching (handled by the Dock in Mac OS X), a multitasking third party app model would also require a way for apps to communicate with each other or prioritize resource allocation. One reason why the iPhone and iPod touch are emerging as a successful mobile games platform is due to the fact that the iPhone OS’ one-app model means that games can be more complex and sophisticated and yet still perform well on a mobile device.
Gaming has largely failed to take off on other mobile platforms because titles are limited to simplistic experiences, as they must either run in a poorly-performing layer of abstraction (such as the Adobe Flash/Flash Lite, Microsoft Silverlight, or Sun Java/Android Dalvik runtimes), or target a native platform that lacks an installed base big enough to attract significant development.
Installing lots of background processes will inevitably eat up battery life and performance, so adding multitasking features that are valuable without creating a mess for users to deal with requires solving a variety of non-obvious problems that are very apparent on other mobile platforms that claim to deliver functional multitasking.
Potential solutions include saving the state of and parking the foreground app, or scaling down the execution of a background app, so that multiple app execution does not overwhelm the limited resources available on mobile devices. Either one would allow the user to quickly switch between running apps without seeing much downside. Today’s iPhone OS requires a brief layover to the Home screen before jumping from the current app to launch another one.
More system RAM and faster processors will also help to improve the experience of users who want to quickly switch between multiple apps.
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