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Apple To Reveal iPhone OS 4 On April 8th

This one could be a biggie... The announcement of an OS upgrade so soon after the iPad launch means either that there's nothing major in it or that its heralds the arrival of the much needed multi-tasking functionality which would make the iPhone and iPad significantly more valuable products...

I'm guessing its the latter, there seems no reason why the iPhone cannot now handle at least limited multi-tasking and the iPad should run many programs simultaneously with ease. In fact rather than pixel doubling existing iPhone apps on the iPad I would have thought that running up to four of them at once in quarter screen windows would have been the way to go...

Of course the other import of this news is how much the revelation of the new OS will allow us to form a picture of the fourth generation iPhone. I can't believe its going to be in any way run of the mill, if for no other reason than that Android has made huge gains over the last six months. Of course there's the imminent arrival of Windows Phone 7 and Symbian^3 for Apple to defend against too...

Should be an interesting announcement on Thursday...

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