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Apple introduces sweeping software enhancements for iPhone, iPad

Apple introduces sweeping software enhancements for iPhone, iPad

Frankly, I'm a little sick tired of Apple news, but I have to take a post to mark the latest occasion today:

Starting at 1 p.m., Apple is expected to unveil the latest updates and enhancements to its iPhone operating system, which covers the mobile phone, the iPod Touch and the new iPad tablet computer.

Aside from hoping for true multi-tasking support, there doesn't seem to be a consensus about what to expect with Apple's latest update to the platform. We'll find out soon enough.

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I'll try to bring you the highlights, if not a live video or audio feed, in the next few moments... Stay tuned and watch this post.

:: Engadget has a live blog -- but no live feed -- here.

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:: My first look: It looks like this is a pretty significant iPhone software update. Multitasking and a whole host of other features for developers that will likely keep them busy for the next year developing new apps.  Good news for iPhone fans of Pandora, who'll finally be able to listen to that music service while doing other things on their phone.

:: Another interesting tidbit: Apple is introducing "folders" to help people organize their apps. The result: you can cram over 2,000 apps now onto your iPhone's screen vs. 180 before, according to Steve Jobs. :: iPhone targeting the enterprise: Apple allowing companies to wirelessly sync apps with employee phones. :: Apple diving into live online social gaming (!) This is big. :: iAd: Apple's introducing a mobile ad network for those developers to integrate into the apps they give away for free. Apple gives them a 60/40 cut of the ad revenue. Also, Apple is making it possible for more highly interactive mobile ads.

Watch some fun commentary from Bwana.tv:

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