What’s NEW in iPhone OS 4 Beta 4? Many New Features!

Yesterday Apple seeded iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4 to developers. This was exactly two weeks after the the release of Beta 3. As always, once these new betas are out in the open “newly” discovered features make it onto the Internet in lightning speed.

Here’s a round up of some of the newest features in the lastest beta below. More updates will come your way as tidbits are slowly being released online.

1. FSM reports of an update to the iPhone’s baseband:

iPhone OS 4.0 beta 4 baseband update

2. Hints of LED Flashlight and Camera in NEXT iPod, iPad and iPhone.

We’ve yet to see concrete proof that Apple’s portable media players will ship with a camera, but the new iPhone OS 4.0 beta shows Cupertino’s at least considering the notion for the iPod touch and even theiPad. It seems AT&T tethering wasn’t the only thing hidden in iPhone OS 4.0 beta 4 — 9to5Mac found a variety of telltale references to an a flash when pouring through the update’s source code. Does that mean that the iDevices will actually get cameras, let alone supporting light fixtures? It’s too early to tell… but we did spot an LED flash on that early iPhone HD, and a recent Vietnamese leak proves that Apple at least prototyped an iPod touch with a camera — though no flash, sadly — as well. Is Apple simply updating their error messages, or is there something to this?

LED Flashlight in iPhone OS 4

3. Some new wallpapers are now available to grace your iPhone:

New Wallpapers!

4.When the orientation lock is in place, the Camera Roll can now be viewed in landscape:

Camera Roll in Landscape

5. Internet Tethering via AT&T:

AT&T Tethering

With Apple’s 2010 WWDC arriving in the first week of June, we can most likely expect the final build of 4.0 being released around that time, plus the introduction of the next iPhone 4G. It’s going to be an exciting time folks!


About Amod Agrawal

CS @ Illinois. Grad student.

Posted on 20/05/2010, in Technology! and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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