This past week has been one that Apple’s rivals would rather forget, last Saturday the iPad tablet was finally released to the public and then on Thursday, the company showed an early preview of its iPhone OS 4.0. Even worse was the fact that devs were able to download the SDK 4 right away, and there were signs of the new 2010 handset in there as well.
The likes of Adobe, Amazon and Google wish that they could take this past week back, and according to Tom Kaneshige from PCWorld, so do other smartphone, e-reader and netbook makers. The strange thing is these companies always doubt Apple when they launch a new device such as the iPad. They all said that it would fail and people would not be happy with the lack of Flash Player support – never underestimate Apple as they have a way of proving everyone wrong.
Apple knew that they were onto a winner with the iPad and its rivals now see this, just imagine their faces when they heard that Apple were to also announce the launch of a new iPhone OS.
Some of the features that will come with the new mobile operating system include multitasking, folders, Bluetooth keyboard, iAd and many more. Apple reports that there will be 100 new features coming when iPhone OS 4.0 is released in the summer, with many suggesting late June.
It is the inclusion of multitasking that will help propel sales of the current and future version of the iPhone, and if Verizon get their hands on the biggest selling smartphone, then Google will certainly have something to worry about.