It looks like Apple is intent upon holding onto headlines as long as it can. The Apple iPad has already been dominating tech headlines since late last week, and this morning the company has sent out e-mails inviting press to a sneak preview of the next-generation iPhone operating system. The event is scheduled for Thursday, 10 a.m. PT at Apple headquarters.
Apple has not officially disclosed any details about its next iPhone OS, but a few rumors suggest it will introduce enhanced multitasking. The current 3.0 iPhone OS only allows a few core apps, such as iPod and Mail, to run in the background while another app is active.
Also toward the top of the most Apple’s users wish list is wireless syncing. We’ve just about given up hope for Flash compatibility. But the most interesting question: How will this affect the Apple iPad? note: The iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad all run the iPhone operating system.
We’ll find out whether that’s true soon enough. Apple’s iPhone OS 3.0 preview event in March 2009 was rather transparent. During that press conference, Apple demonstrated a new copy-and-paste feature for the iPhone, as well as the ability for apps to communicate with special-purpose accessories. Then at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple announced the release of iPhone OS 3.0 along with new iPhone hardware.
While we’ll get a look at the OS this week, Apple’s track record indicates that it probably won’t be available until this summer. We’ll know more in a couple of days. Stay tuned here at TheBlogIsMine.com. [via Wired and Engadget]