iPhone OS 3.2: Support For Video Calls, Multi-Tasking, File Downloads, SMS And Handwriting Keyboard – iPhone Hacks

Folks at Engadget have gathered vital information from "trusted sources" that imply the presence of support to video calling and multitasking on iPhone OS 3.2. Additionally, popular iPhone jailbreakers chpwn and Ryan Petrich have also revealed that hacking into the iPad simulator have given them indications of support to a slew of other interesting features that could be supported on iPhone OS 3.2. Here is a list of them. Please do remember that these are still speculations at this point. 

Video Calling:

Trusted sources have told Engadget that iPhone OS 3.2 has "rudimentary support" for video calling. This includes features such as option to accept or decline video conference calls, flip video feeds and the ability to run video calls either in full screen mode or in smaller screens.

Multitasking:

This is still an unsubstantiated rumor. However, considering that there is an option to run video calls in smaller screens, folks at Engadget speculate if this is to allow users to work on other applications while talking on a video call. 

File Downloads:

iPhone OS 3.2 might allow users to download files from the web and use them in other applications. 

SMS Support:

Popular iPhone jailbreaker chpwn claims that the iPad could come with SMS support. He claims that there are indications of this inside iPad simulator's code. A screenshot of the hacked copy of iPad simulator appears to confirms this support. 

Rumors on support for video calling and other features on ipad

SpellChecker:

There appears to be a comprehensive spell checker that includes the following dictionaries: Apple Dictionary, New Oxford American Dictionary, Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus, Shogakukan Daijisen, Shogakukan Progressive English-Japanese Japanese-English Dictionary, and Shogakukan Ruigo Reikai Jiten and user-added entries.

Handwriting Keyboard:

Jailbreaker Ryan Petrich claims there appears to be prototype support for a "handwriting keyboard" though not much information is available on this. 

In addition to those mentioned above, Ryan also claims other interesting features like file upload option on Safari, peer-to-peer support for image sharing and expanded Bluetooth support appear likely though these are not substantiated enough. 

What do you make of these speculations? Do you see these features being made available on the iPad and some of them available even on the iPhone? Please tell us what you think.

[via Engadget]

A hidden camera is not that far fetched. Easily concealed behind the glass front somewhere in the black bezel.

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