According to Applie insiders, multi-tasking will be just a part of the iPhone (iPod Touch as well) 4.0 operating system update. Even though the release date is another five months away, rumors are certainly circulating about it. I am guessing the 4.0 will be released with the latest iPhone, much as the 3.0 operating system update released when the iPhone 3GS was introduced this past June.
This seems mostly important from the perspective of the coming-next-month iPad, which will lack the critical feature that the smaller versions have. Outside of a few key apps, you are only allowed to run one application at a time. Now this obviously excludes phone usage, playing music with the iPod feature, instant messenger applications, text and mail messaging. However, the goal will be, from what I read, to have all applications able to stay open. I become disgruntled when I am using the Maps feature for GPS routing, and I receive a text message than I need to respond to, or a phone call I need to make.
The new 4.0 OS will also supposedly support video chatting. Although awkward to deal with on most phones, this is still something that could be of use, especially with the Skype application.
The new iPhone will also see a boost to a 5 megapixel camera (whereas the 3GS sports a 3.2MP and the regular iPhone 3G a 2MP).
In the latest John Mayer stunt drama, Smashing Pumpkin’s lead singer Billy Corgan commented after Mayer’s foul words of ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson:
“He’s trying to destroy his career. Rather than take a year off or change his musical direction, some part of it is irritating his soul to the point where he’s trying to blow it up. Certainly a talented guy, but empathetically, standing on the sidelines, it’s hard to watch someone literally burn their career to the ground speaking as somebody who’s done it…I think for any person who has celebrity to sort of drop rocks at somebody else’s feet like that, there’s things you should really just keep your mouths shut on. There’s things that should just be left alone.”
Anyone who has been paying attention to John the past few months, whether on accident or otherwise, should be well aware of the fact Mr. Mayer has a racist, sexist, attitude towards everything. The interview at Playboy (click – work safe) was a major hint towards his behavior.
Even my co-worker, Joe, used to sing ‘Gravity’ from time to time at work. He’s stopped, because of the verbal display of moronic behavior that Mayer has displayed recently. John clearly has no class, and his career is dwindling fast.
I noticed this news story on the local Merc, and recall this incident quite well. Hilarious really, outside of the fact Wendy’s lost over $20 million from lost business from the incident.
I mean, I will still go there. But am careful not to choke on a damn hamburger corner.
Anna Ayala has been living in San Jose for nearly a year since being released from a four-year prison sentence for this attempted scam, and is banned for life from the restaurant. If you are unfamiliar with the story or simply wish to relive the incident from five years ago, read up on it here.