iPad iOS4 Coming In November: Multitasking And More? Yes Please!

Back when iOS4 was announced earlier this March, the whole iPhone community jumped up and down with its features. Sadly, iPad owners were left out. Steve promised it’ll be out this Fall and AdAge reports it’ll be this November!

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The article is in relation to Apple’s soon to be launched ad platform in iAd. There are some companies that’ll begin rollout this July 1. Howeve:

The July 1 rollout announced by Apple doesn’t necessarily coincide with the objectives of the marketers themselves, and many are staggering launches on the platform through the fall. Apple is telling marketers that the device considered most promising for advertisers — the iPad — won’t be on the iAd platform until November.

This doesn’t necessarily mean of course that iOS4 won’t be launching until then. My guess is that the OS update for the iPads will launch a month or two before that, September to be exact.

iOS4 brought a lot of features to the iPhone including background changes, multitasking and a combined mailbox among some of its features. Of course, most of these features are already default in iPad except multitasking.

This leads me to believe then that Apple has a couple more new things planned for the iPad. I know the iPad won’t magically grow a camera, but a couple new features would be nice.

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  • http://wondroushippo.com Carter Dotson

    I think this is evidence that iOS4 is rushed because Apple needed to get a major point release out for the iPhone 4, and decided to cobble together the best point release they could in time for the iPhone 4 launch, which is why we’re seeing un-Apple-like issues with the iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G beyond just them being 2 year old hardware. I think Apple didn’t want to sully iPad owners who have this sleek new device with buggy and unoptimized software (despite 3.2 containing many features of 4.0 already) until they could make it actually work WELL.

    My guess is that Apple announces iOS 4.1 at their fall show when they announce the iPod touch 4G – it will be far more optimized and will run on all iOS devices (except the first-gen ones, I’m guessing, Apple may be giving up on them now). The problem is that there are some features in iOS4 that the iPad should have that aren’t related to multitasking, like, say, threaded emails. We don’t need multitasking quite yet on the iPad if it’s not going to work well, but there are far simpler things like note syncing that should be added to the iPad. Maybe an iPad OS ~3.3 that’s basically another stepping stone to keep the iPad from feeling ancient compared to the phone-size devices?

    I just hope that starting with the iPad version of the iOS 4.x, that the fork is permanently repaired, as it sucks having this device that can’t do things that your phone can’t do, despite it being more powerful. But I’m guessing that the iPod touch 4G (that I bet WILL have at least a front-facing camera with FaceTime support, and likely a rear-facing camera, especially with the iPhone 4 being thinner and still having auto-focus) will spur an iOS 4.1 that will include the iPad support, even if iAd doesn’t work immediately, as you said. It just sucks not having iOS4 right now, but I suppose that is the pain of the early adopter.

    • superbad

      My biggest theory is that the iPad was to NOT use iPhone OS.

      I’m thinking this November they’ll introduce an iPad only OS which can run iPhone OS as well.

      That would just be spectacular.

      Thanks for your thoughts. Agree on all points.

  • http://wondroushippo.com Carter Dotson

    I think this is evidence that iOS4 is rushed because Apple needed to get a major point release out for the iPhone 4, and decided to cobble together the best point release they could in time for the iPhone 4 launch, which is why we’re seeing un-Apple-like issues with the iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G beyond just them being 2 year old hardware. I think Apple didn’t want to sully iPad owners who have this sleek new device with buggy and unoptimized software (despite 3.2 containing many features of 4.0 already) until they could make it actually work WELL.

    My guess is that Apple announces iOS 4.1 at their fall show when they announce the iPod touch 4G – it will be far more optimized and will run on all iOS devices (except the first-gen ones, I’m guessing, Apple may be giving up on them now). The problem is that there are some features in iOS4 that the iPad should have that aren’t related to multitasking, like, say, threaded emails. We don’t need multitasking quite yet on the iPad if it’s not going to work well, but there are far simpler things like note syncing that should be added to the iPad. Maybe an iPad OS ~3.3 that’s basically another stepping stone to keep the iPad from feeling ancient compared to the phone-size devices?

    I just hope that starting with the iPad version of the iOS 4.x, that the fork is permanently repaired, as it sucks having this device that can’t do things that your phone can’t do, despite it being more powerful. But I’m guessing that the iPod touch 4G (that I bet WILL have at least a front-facing camera with FaceTime support, and likely a rear-facing camera, especially with the iPhone 4 being thinner and still having auto-focus) will spur an iOS 4.1 that will include the iPad support, even if iAd doesn’t work immediately, as you said. It just sucks not having iOS4 right now, but I suppose that is the pain of the early adopter.

    • superbad

      My biggest theory is that the iPad was to NOT use iPhone OS.

      I’m thinking this November they’ll introduce an iPad only OS which can run iPhone OS as well.

      That would just be spectacular.

      Thanks for your thoughts. Agree on all points.

  • http://wondroushippo.com Carter Dotson

    That’s actually not a bad thought either – Apple’s reportedly doing that iMac with the iOS layer, maybe they do that with the iPad as well, and what we see with the iPad OS is essentially a part of a more desktop-oriented iOS experience that we see with the iMac starting in 2011 or at some point in the future.

    But I think that the 3.2 that iPad shipped with has so many elements of 4.0 that I think that it really is going to be part of the traditional iOS family…but it might have been such a split project from the iPhone/iPod touch line that it was going to take more time to get it back in line with the rest of the family, especially since it was such a new device. Resolution independence is likely a big factor for Apple now, as they’re breaking out of the 480×320 (and even the 3:2 aspect ratio) resolution into bigger ones, and the OS likely needs a lot of work to make it work with different screen sizes.

    There’s definitely SOMETHING going on here that we don’t know about when it comes to getting 4.0 on the iPad, despite the fact that it uses familiar chips and was running iPhone apps from day one…that, or like you said, they’re doing something bigger with the iPad OS that is better for the iPad than just releasing a 4.0 on it. Who knows, maybe the 4.x-compatible iPad OS we see is NOTHING like we’ve seen before. Maybe the iPad was a rushed product whose final vision is nothing like what we’ve seen from it so far. Apple could surprise us.

  • http://wondroushippo.com Carter Dotson

    That’s actually not a bad thought either – Apple’s reportedly doing that iMac with the iOS layer, maybe they do that with the iPad as well, and what we see with the iPad OS is essentially a part of a more desktop-oriented iOS experience that we see with the iMac starting in 2011 or at some point in the future.

    But I think that the 3.2 that iPad shipped with has so many elements of 4.0 that I think that it really is going to be part of the traditional iOS family…but it might have been such a split project from the iPhone/iPod touch line that it was going to take more time to get it back in line with the rest of the family, especially since it was such a new device. Resolution independence is likely a big factor for Apple now, as they’re breaking out of the 480×320 (and even the 3:2 aspect ratio) resolution into bigger ones, and the OS likely needs a lot of work to make it work with different screen sizes.

    There’s definitely SOMETHING going on here that we don’t know about when it comes to getting 4.0 on the iPad, despite the fact that it uses familiar chips and was running iPhone apps from day one…that, or like you said, they’re doing something bigger with the iPad OS that is better for the iPad than just releasing a 4.0 on it. Who knows, maybe the 4.x-compatible iPad OS we see is NOTHING like we’ve seen before. Maybe the iPad was a rushed product whose final vision is nothing like what we’ve seen from it so far. Apple could surprise us.

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