Apple preps new iPhone OS for April 8th debut

Apple has confirmed that it will officially preview the next version of its long-awaited mobile operating system on April 8.

“Yes folks – the world is turning upside down. Apple has announced an iPhone OS 4 event on April 8th at 10AM PT for a ‘sneak peek of the next generation of iPhone OS software,'” wrote Engadget’s Joshua Topolsky.

“So if you’re wondering about the future of the platform…your answers will appear sooner than you think…It’s pretty unusual to see such a big event coming from Apple right on the heels of something like the iPad launch. Of course we’ll be there – at Apple’s Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino.”

Apple is slated to release iPhone OS 4, along with an upgraded at iPhone this summer at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

According to AppleInsider, the latest iteration of the OS is expected to include full multitasking support for third-party applications. 

Although the current iPhone 3.x software has been defined as a “fully preemptive” multitasking operating system, it only allows Apple-developed applications to run in the background.