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by George Heymann

Concise recap from Apple OS 4.0 Preview event!

Major OS Changes / Enhancements :  Apple OS 4.0 event video is now available

  • Multitasking (7 key services: background audio, voice-over IP, background location, push notifications, local notifications, task completion, fast app switching.)
  • Folders
  • Mail overhaul (unified inbox, fast inbox switching, organize by thread, open attachments with apps, Multiple exchange accounts.)
  • iBooks for Iphone and Ipod Touch (iBookstore, ebook reader, Buy once read anywhere, sync pages and bookmarks.)
  • Enterprise improvements (better data protection, mobile device management, wireless app distribution, multiple exchange accounts, Exchange Server 2010 & SSL VPN support. )
  • Game Center: social gaming network  (Invite friends, Matchmaking, Leaderboards, Achievements similar in concept to  Microsoft Xbox Live.)
  • iAd in application mobile advertising system 60/40 revenue split for developer

Other Interesting announcements:

300,000 iPads sold on first day of sales.

450,000 iPads sold as of today.

iBooks: Users downloaded 250,000 iBooks in the first 24 hours. Users have now downloaded over 600,000.

1 million iPad apps downloaded in the first 24 hours. As of today they’ve downloaded over 3.5 million.

Update on the App Store:

-Users have downloaded over 4 billion apps.

-185,000 apps in the App Store now.

-Over 3,500 iPad apps in the App Store.

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