iPhone iOS4 (4.0): Preview before download

The newest technology from Apple has seen the iOS4 (4.0), a leap from the initial iPhone OS 2.0 and 3.0. It appears that it’s features are now catching up with the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

According to author Prince McLean at Appleinsider, the new iOS4 has improved with many features which will now move into modern desktop and notebook Macs running Snow Leopard.

Distinctive features include support for Blocks, a way of supporting Grand Central Dispatch. It focusing on the C, C++ or Objective C Code, bringing data into a single object or of similar description, to a closure or function object.

The functional iOS4 sees the expanded Snow Leopard support tools for pattern matching, search and replacement of text content. Features to match the Snow Leopard include, broad support for IPv6 addressing and DNS. Configuration has become easier to the new “Anyconnect” SSL VPNs from Cisco and Juniper, and accessing networks has become similar regardless of location, NAT or other influences.

This year Apple held a Worldwide Developer Conference on the iOS4, and to the surprise of many, this was not addressed and no reference was made as to what new products could be on the horizon for Apple.

What do you think about this? Was this a critical error on Apple’s part? To find out more about this check out Appleinsider