Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Apr 2010 18:24 UTC
Apple Today, Apple held a special press event at its campus in Cupertino during which it revealed and demonstrated the new features that are going into the fourth version of the iPhone operating system. The company focussed on 7 'tentpole' features, the most prominent of which is... Multitasking.
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RE[2]: Wait, what?
by Nelson on Thu 8th Apr 2010 19:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Wait, what?"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Microsoft is nowhere to be seen..except that whole Windows Phone 7 XNA game development with XBox Live integration.

You know, the exact thing Apple did with OS4..except it's XBox Live..

Apple's multitasking implementation makes sense, it's a kitchen sink approach which will work well for the majority of situations.

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RE[3]: Wait, what?
by Kroc on Thu 8th Apr 2010 19:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Wait, what?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

So, what’s the shipping date of Windows Phone 7? How many Zunes have they sold exactly? Nowhere to be seen. They have some ground to catch up. It is possible though, the XBox 360 is Microsoft’s ace card, and Apple don’t have a console to interoperate with. *cough*Pippin*cough*. ;)

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RE[4]: Wait, what?
by macUser on Thu 8th Apr 2010 19:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Wait, what?"
macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

So, what’s the shipping date of Windows Phone 7? How many Zunes have they sold exactly? Nowhere to be seen. They have some ground to catch up. It is possible though, the XBox 360 is Microsoft’s ace card, and Apple don’t have a console to interoperate with. *cough*Pippin*cough*. ;)


Has Apple added any gaming capability to the Apple TV? It seems like the iPhone/iPad/iTouch are natural controllers for such a device. Play the game at home and take the mobile version with you out the door...

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RE[4]: Wait, what?
by Nelson on Thu 8th Apr 2010 19:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Wait, what?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

So, what’s the shipping date of Windows Phone 7? How many Zunes have they sold exactly? Nowhere to be seen.


Fall 2010. With an SDK already out there.. so essentially in the same boat as Apple. The XNA development community is absolutely massive, and the ecosystem is already there..with superior programming languages and development tools.

XBox Live is also pretty big, especially with the gamerscore/achievement fanatics. It's definitely a lure.

If you think this Apple ecosystem is going to take off over night then you're wrong. XBox Live though, is an already established platform with a ton of subscribers with another ton of build up points and achievements.

Microsoft has the many screen advantage over Apple, which reaches more than even the iPad. Xbox 360, Surface, ZuneHd, and Windows can all share the majority of their code.

It's definitely a force to be reckoned with.. I'm not sure why you would try to downplay it. Apple's announcement is important and significant regardless..

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