Apple is currently having its announcement on its new Apple iPhone OS 4.0 in a press conference now being held at Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino.
The press conference of Apple was started by Steve Jobs mentioning updates on the sales of the company’s PC tablet, Apple iPad which is currently amounting to 450,000 units sold. This was followed by a quick mention that iBooks has already a record of 600,000 downloads.
Now going directly to the Apple announcement on new Apple iPhone OS 4.0, here are the following highlights mentioned by Steve Jobs:
– Apple will start shipping its new Apple iPhone OS 4.0 for iPod Touch and iPhone users this summer and will release a developer preview within the day.
– There are over 1,500 new APIs in OS 4.0 of Apple iPhone of which developers can access the calendar, photo library, quicklook, etc.
– In iPhone OS 4.0, Apple will be releasing a framework called “accelerate” — for hardware accelerated math functions.
– In addition, there’s over 100 enhanced user features available for this new Apple iPhone OS 4.0 such as “create playlists, 5x digital zoom, tap to focus on video, gift apps, geotagging, places in the photo app, change the homescreen wallpaper, bluetooth keyboards, and spell checker.’
– Apple iPhone OS 4.0 will have 7 NEW features: Multitasking, folders, enhanced mail, iBooks, enterprise, Game Kit, and iAd
– Apple will bring the new OS 4.0 to its tablet PC Apple iPad this fall 2010.