Apple has just released the new iOS 4 update for iPhone and iPod touch users.This release has been made available couple of hours ago by apple.Although iPhone 4G will be in stores on thursday (which has been already extensively preordered too), this update is still available for the existing iPhone owners to take advantage of the new software features.
The new iOS 4 is free for update. It’s compatible with iPhone 3G and 3Gs and iPod touch (second and third generation). However multitasking will work only with iPhone 3Gs and third generation iPod touch.
The exciting new update of iOS, 4.0 has more than 1,500 backend changes and many additions to API which will make the app development for iPhone alot easier and feature rich process resulting in much better and advance apps on these devices.
Some of the highlights of the iPhone iOS 4 are:
- Multitasking – The incredible and long awaited feature for iPhone. Apple now added background tasking function for certain cervices. This will result in better battery timing and running more than one application at a time.
- Folders – Now your home screen won’t be a mess with thousands of Apps! (if you have so many tough!) Now you can organize your apps in folders and give your home screen decent and organized look and feel.
- iBook – iBook has been available on iPad initially, but is not also part of iOS 4 for iPhone too. Through this app, your purchases and page marks are synchronized across devices.
- 5x digital zoom – The incredible feature! digital zoom upto 5x is now available for the builtin camera for iPhone
- Tap to focus video – Now you can tap on the video to focus that area just like you can when taking still snap shots.
- Bluetooth keyboard support – Tired of iPhone keyboard? or connecting it to computer/laptop to msg all day? now you can attach a bluetooth keyboard with your iPhone and use it to type! what a wonderful addition! I m sure it will bring more hardwares to the market too!
- Improved Spell Check – The spell check has improved and now supports mail, notes, safari and other apps.
These are just a few of the features out of tons of new improvements in iOS 4. The new firmware is simply amazing!
So what are you waiting for? update your iPhone to iOS 4! but wait! for those who have unlocked and / or jail broken iPhone, it will destroy their jail break and can result in permanent locking of the iPhone.