Apple Details New Mobile iOS Features
Apple unveiled on Wednesday the latest version of its iOS operating system, iOS 4.1, which is set to debut next week exclusively for the iPhone and iTouch.
The company also previewed its iOS 4.2 system slated to launch in November. It will work on all Apple mobile devices, including the iPad.
The iOS 4.1 aims to clean up the existing iOS 4 issues, such as problems with the proximity sensor, Bluetooth connectivity and slow iPhone 3G performance. It also comes with a slew of new features.
The updated system will have the ability to take High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos, which are a series of three pictures shot in a row with various exposure ranges. These images are then combined to form one dynamic image.
A feature called Game Center, which was first previewed back in the spring, is also included in the new iOS 4.1 system. The Game Center allows users to partake in multiplayer games with friends or be auto-paired with others they don’t know.
Apple's AirTunes feature will also be revamped for the iOS 4.1 system, allowing users the opportunity to stream rentals from iTunes.
The iOS 4.2 version for the iPad will include similar features, such as the Game Cente and AirPlay, and will also tout wireless printing.
The iOS 4.1 and 4.2 updates will both be available as a free download from iTunes to iOS device owners.