The iPhone 4.0 SDK beta 3 has revealed some new features for Apple‘s latest mobile OS, and it’s more good news for people hoping to do a lot of multi-tasking.
Best of the bunch of new improvements is the addition of widgets. There is now a media player widget on the homescreen, easily accessed by a quick left-swipe of the multi-tasking tray. Perhaps not a big deal by itself (as you can just as easily bring the music player with double-tap of the homescreen button), but it’ll hopefully be the first of many widgets from Apple.
File sharing has also been improved for 4.0. Files such as mail attachments can now be transferred from iPhone to computer via iTunes, though this function was still a work in progress.
App closing is now noticeably quicker, and a phone orientation lock also will make the UI more intuitive.
Small but significant changes, it still might not be enough to wipe the egg off of Steve Jobs’ face following the iPhone 4G leak.