The Loop reports that Apple would not unify iPhone and iPad OS until Fall 2010.
iPad is set to launch on April 3rd and it will be running OS 3.2. It’s iPad specific firmware because it includes all the changes needed for iPad sized device and development purposes. On the other hand iPhone latest firmware is 3.1.3.
The next model iPhone 4G is expected to hit the market in June which, most probably, will be running the latest and greatest iPhone OS 4.0 plus redesigned hardware. iPhone firmware 4.0 will be a major firmware release like its predecessor OS 3.0 and will bring lot of new features
However, It doesn’t make sense for Apple to unify the two operating systems for 4.0 with the timeline they are working with.
Rather, I expect Apple to release OS 4.1 in September or October. It will not only address issues with the 4.0 release, but also unify the operating systems.
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