iPhone 4.0 beta now available to developers: brings 1500 new APIs

iPhone 4.0 beta 1 is now available to developers via https://developer.apple.com and it doesn't just bring the 7 "tent-pole" features announced so far for consumers, it brings 1500 new APIs to developers including some we've been waiting for for a long time:

  • Date data detectors
  • Calendar access
  • address data detectors
  • Automated testing
  • Block based animation
  • iPod remote control accessories
  • In-app SMS
  • Regular expression matching
  • Performance profiling tools
  • Accelerate (2000 API's for hardware accelerated math functions)
  • Date formatters
  • Spell check
  • Photo library access
  • Image I/O
  • Embed PDF metadata
  • Draggable map annotations
  • Half-curl page transition
  • Quick look
  • Power analysis tools
  • Full map overlays
  • Call event notification
  • Full access to still and video camera data
  • ICC profiles
Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.