IPhone OS 4 Beta 3 Reveals USB File Transfers And Rotation Lock

By 09:30 Sun, 08 Aug 2021 Comments

File sharing, accelerometer lock, recent iPod widacquire and easier apps killing are among the recent features discovered in the latest beta 3 of the iPhone Operating System (OS) 4.

Despite Steve Job’s claims that task killing means poor OS, it seems that the guys behind the iPhone Operating System (OS) 4 are further tweaking the way you murder unwanted apps in the recent task switcher.

In the latest beta 3 task killing works in a similar fashion to the app unninstall process – tap and hrecent on a running app in the task switcher, then all icons will start wiggling and you can murder as many as you just like by tapping their red murder switches.

Another recent thing is that when you've got your iPod running, swiping to the left in the task switcher will reveal useful media controls. It’s like a standard media widacquire and it would be really cool if Apple adds full support for creating various widgets on that place.

The third hidden goodie is the option for orientation lock. You will be able to turn off the accelerometer and lock the classy screen orientation (quite useful when lying in bed) by using a shortslit in the task switcher. Could you please now add similar switches there for toggling Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth, please!

Multitasking, media widacquire and orientation lock

There is no doubt the most fascinating among the recent features is the file transferring over USB. It only works via iTunes but it's still something. In the App section you will find an interface which shows the apps that support file transferring and their files (like Mail, Office, etc.). With a simple drag and drop you will able to transfer files from and to your iPhone. About time, wasn’t it?

File sharing in iTunes

All the features are more than welcomed, becautilize they lower some long criticized restrictions of the iPhone OS.




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