It’s iOS 4.0 Day – Are You Ready? [iPhone/iPod Touch]

Today is June 21st and that means iOS 4.0 will be released by Apple to the masses. iOS 4 0s the new name for “iPhone OS 4”.

iPhone 1st gen. and iPod Touch 1st gen. will not work with iOS 4, iPhone 3G will work but it will not have multitasking. All other iPhones and iPod Touches should be able to upgrade to iOS 4 sometime today, if you have iTunes 9.2 installed (required). The iPad will not get iOS 4 until the Fall, too bad, since I just got myself an iPad.

Major iOS 4 updates include:

  • Multitasking
  • Fast app switching
  • Local notifications
  • Folders
  • Mail: Unified inboxes, threaded messages etc.
  • iBooks
  • Custom backgrounds (wallpapers)
  • Game Center
  • iAds
  • 5x digital zoom
  • Bluetooth keyboard support

To read more about these updates, click here to visit Gizmodo, they also have a gallery with several minor iOs4 updates that might be useful to some people, check’em out here.

9 thoughts on “It’s iOS 4.0 Day – Are You Ready? [iPhone/iPod Touch]”

  1. Among all the updates of iOS 4, I think iAds is the most amazing feature because both Google and Apple are planning to pay more attention to mobile advertisement.

    • iAds will probably be great for developers, but not for Google. There are some indications that Google’s AdMob may not be used in iOS 4 apps, but I’m not 100% sure yet. I’m sure we will learn more once we start seeing more to iAds.

  2. I haven’t got the old iPhone yet! Technology leaps by so fast these days that as soon as one model comes out another is already in development..

    • Yes – but Apple is one of the few technology companies where you actually get to enjoy your new purchase for usually some time, before a new one is released. With Nokia, Acer, Dell etc., you can hardly buy a new piece of tech before they’re already shipping a new model to the shops 🙂

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  4. Damn this sucks. My Itouch right now is a first generation one so I guess I won’t be able to get all these awesome features. I should have waited for a few months.

  5. Want my iPad iOS 4.0 now :'( can’t really live without multitasking/task switcher after being a Windows mobile/Windows person for so long

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  7. i want to get an ipad for myself and use it over wifi , but its not officially launched here in india . bad 🙁


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