iPhone OS 3.2 contains support for video calling has now been confirmed. There are hooks to accept and decline a video conference, flip a video feed (which suggests a front-facing camera) and — most importantly — run the video call in either full screen mode or in just a portion of the screen.
This means a you can video chat and work on something else, and isn’t that multitasking already ?
We’re definitely starting to get the impression that Apple didn’t tell us everything there is to know about the iPad in the Launch event — and we’re even more curious to find out what iPhone OS 4.0 will look like when it arrives.
iPhone OS 3.2 comes with a bunch of features which look like clear support for iPad.
- File downloads and local storage in the browser,
- much richer text support for apps, the ability to selectively draw to external displays (using the VGA or component adapters, we’d imagine)
- location-aware ads in Maps and possibly other programs that use the Maps API, file upload ability in Safari, a modifiable cut / copy / paste menu, and, most interestingly, prototype support for a “handwriting keyboard.”
- CoreGraphics to PDF API for sure, printer API is being prototyped
- Spell checker with multiple dictionaries and user-added entries. Spell checker in text fields and web views using AppleSpell
– multiple languages
– grammar checking (English-only so far)
– address book integration
– user added words
– SDK access
– Included dictionaries: Apple Dictionary, New Oxford American Dictionary, Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus, Shogakukan Daijisen, Shogakukan Progressive English-Japanese Japanese-English Dictionary, and Shogakukan Ruigo Reikai Jiten (may also be used for a Dictionary app perhaps?)
- USB Host support or expanded Bluetooth support
– PTP support for transferring images.
- Much richer text API including low-level access to font data and highlevel support for drawing formatted text.
- Ability for applications to modify the standard cut/copy/paste menu