Apple have just invited us to join them on Thursday April 8 2010 for a "sneak peek" at iPhone OS 4.0. The refresh of the OS, expected to arrive later on in 2010, is believed to include much-requested features like multitasking, and find a place on both the iPhone - including the fourth-gen model - and the newly-launched iPad. We'll be running the usual SlashGear liveblog of the whole event at http://live.slashgear.com.
While iPhone OS 4.0 won't fix all of our complaints about the iPad in our recent review, it does stand the chance of squashing the biggest software drawback right now. Multitasking would take the iPad into another level of usability - you'd be able to run an IM and Twitter client in the background, work on your email and listen to a streaming music service like Pandora or Spotify, all at once - and it looks like the tablet's 1GHz A4 processor is certainly powerful enough to handle it.
We'll be stopping by Apple's place on Thursday April 8th 2010 and kicking off our coverage when the event begins at 10am. Join us then - at http://live.slashgear.com - for all the details on iPhone OS 4.0!