An interesting part of the WWDC 2010 announcement today was a name change for the iPhone OS, now officially known as the iOS 4. The change makes a lot of sense, since the OS really isn’t iPhone specific anymore — it’s running on the iPad, and if rumors pan out, it could find itself on Apple’s next version of the Apple TV. CNET thinks this name signals the beginning of the end for Mac OSX, but I don’t think Apple’s going to fire that gun just yet — it certainly is an interesting shift for mobile OS’s, though.

The iOS 4 is available for the iPhone June 24th, with the iPad update coming this fall.


Chris Gullo