iPhone 4G and OS 4.0: More reminiscent of portable computers

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Users of the first generation iPhone and many other Smartphone devices have seen a steady move forward to computer-like devices, which combine the use of popular features traditionally only seen on desktop computers.

An Apple Tablet computer is on the cards for the Apple event this Wednesday, and a new iPhone 4G is tipped for a summer 2010 release. These upcoming devices will want to take more desktop computer functions, and make them mobile.

The new iPhone is likely to come with the newer 4.0 OS, which is rumored to be backwards compatible with 3G and 3GS iPhones. Top10.co.uk reported in a news post today that the new iPhone OS 4.0 and 4G phone would have an emphasis on making the iPhones “more reminiscent of portable computers”.

It’s not clear how this will work and what functionality will change, but making the iPhone 4.0 OS backwards-compatible with the 3G phone will be a challenge, the device is close to celebrating it’s second birthday.

It’s still yet to be seen if any details are released about iPhone 4G or the new 4.0 OS at the January 27th event. We will keep you updated, and dissect the new operating system in detail when the news breaks.

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