Wednesday, April 7, 2010

VoIP Calling Enhanced in Apple's iPhone OS 4

Apple's forthcoming iPhone OS 4 software includes over 1,500 new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and over 100 new features, including multitasking for third party apps; folders to better organize and access apps; improved Mail with a unified inbox, fast inbox switching and threaded messages; enhanced Enterprise support with even better data protection, mobile device management, wireless app distribution and more; Apple's new iAd mobile advertising platform; and iBooks, online bookstore recently debuted on the iPad.

iPhone OS 4's new multitasking will enable VoIP apps to receive a VoIP call even when the iPhone is asleep or the user is running other apps. The iPhone OS 4 Unified Inbox allows users to see messages from all their email accounts displayed together.

New enterprise features in iPhone OS 4 include improvements in security, scalability and compatibility. The new Mobile Device Management service can be integrated with third party servers to wirelessly configure, query and even wipe or lock managed iPhones, and iPhone OS 4 enables enterprises to securely host and wirelessly distribute their own in-house developed apps to employees. The new Data Protection feature uses a user's passcode as an encryption key to protect mail messages and attachments stored on the iPhone. iPhone OS 4 will also provide the option to set a longer, more complex passcodes. It also allows IT managers to set up multiple Exchange ActiveSync accounts, is compatible with Exchange Server 2010 and includes support for forthcoming SSL VPN applications from Juniper Networks and Cisco.

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