Apple has previewed its long-awaited iPhone OS 4 software and released a beta version to iPhone Developer Program members.
The iPhone OS 4 beta boasts an updated Software Development Kit (SDK) with over 1,500 new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and over 100 new features that will be available to iPhone and iPod touch users this summer.
Key features include:
Finally, the iPhone OS 4 beta release offers developers a preview of Game Center, which will allow iPhone/iPod Touch owners to play a game, start a multiplayer game through matchmaking and track achievements or scores on a leader board.
"Apps created with GameKit APIs will work with Game Center, [our] new social gaming network available to iPhone and iPod touch users later this year," Apple confirmed in an official statement.