iPhone 4.0: Cool, With Irksome Details
Big preview of iPhone OS 4.0: multitasking, game network, universal mail inbox, ads. The Nexus One was equivalent to last year’s iPhone, now certainly left behind by apps taking advantage of the multitasking / background stuff, and this summer’s iPhone. Also nice that the iPad is included in this (even if it means paying a few bucks).
But some slightly irksome details:
- iPhone 3G won’t support multitasking. My 2 year old phone is now semi-obsolete. Was planning on a new iPhone this year, but still slightly annoying.
- Definitely sneaky to roll the ad platform in with the 4.0 update. Users rush to download multitasking, they get ads, too.
- Developer agreement updated with strong indication that Flash CS5 created apps will be rejected. Ouch, poor Adobe. If true, that’s one big, personal justification for upgrading to CS5 up in smoke.
Annoying details worth noting, yet make not one whit of difference – am still getting YAI (yet another iPhone) come summer.