Bizarrely timed and impressively unleaked, iPhone OS 4.0 is coming—at least as an announcement—this Thursday. So what's it going to change, really? Here's what we think. And because it's about eight times as fun, what we hope. Predictions
These are the changes that seem most likely, or that've been rumored previously. Since we don't know anything for sure at this point, these are conservative.
• Multitasking: This could be anything from strictly managed multitasking for simple apps, to faux multitasking—process freezing that lets apps seem as though they've never been closed. This could almost be files under "hopes," though, since the iPad doesn't allow 3rd party multitasking as of now, and it's not inconceivable that Apple could stick to their guns on this one. Thing is, if they don't have this, what do they have?