Unannounced Features of iPhone OS 4.0

by on April 9, 2010
in Apple, iPhone

iphone-os-4.0Steve Jobs announced some of the most exciting features for the iPhone OS 4.0 which is to be released in summer for the iPhone and iPod Touch and later this fall for the iPad.

Most of the emphasis was on the main seven features that were demoed and announced today. In total, there are over 100 new features added in this latest OS 4.0.


We have already covered the seven main features briefly, now let’s put soem light on the list of announced features.

iPhone OS 4.0 SDK Features

  • Accelerate
  • Automated testing
  • Quick look
  • In-app SMS
  • Photo library access
  • Full access to camera/video data
  • Full map overlays
  • Over 1500 new APIs
  • Embed PDF meta data
  • Carrier information
  • Date formatters
  • Image I/O
  • Address Data Detectors
  • Calendar access
  • Performance Profiling Tools
  • Date Data Detectors
  • Half-curl page transition
  • Power analysis tools
  • iPod remote control accessories
  • Call event notification
  • ICC profiles

So these were just the featues that have been added in the latest iPhone 4.0 SDK for developers to play with and develop better apps.

iPhone OS 4.0 Features

So now, let’s move on to the list of features not announced by Apple at today’s events but will be included in the iPhone OS 4.0:

  • Gift apps
  • Spell check
  • Create playlists
  • Tap to focus video
  • Places in Photos
  • Home screen wallpaper
  • File and delete Mail search results
  • Search SMS & MMS messages
  • Bluetooth keyboards
  • 5x digital zoom
  • Web search suggestions
  • Edit from Outbox
  • Choose image size in Mail messages
  • CardDAV
  • Nested playlists
  • Sync IMAP notes
  • Birthday calendar
  • Persisten Wi-Fi
  • iPod out
  • Recent Web Searches
  • Rotate photos
  • Multitasking
  • Folders

… And a lot more!

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