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  • iOS 4.2 Packs Even More New Features for iPhone


    Thanks to 9to5Mac, we have a peek at some features that might have been overlook with all the excitement of iOS 4 coming to the iPad and we learn of some new features and enhancements buried inside for the iPhone.

    SMS/Messaging Features
    One of the most excited features, at least in my opinion, is the ability to customize SMS (Text) Tones for individual contacts. This is something that should make use of ringtones a lot more, and there are a TON in Cydia if you haven't notice or are too lazy to make your own. There have been apps in the past to allow this, but now with 4.2 we get a step closer to actual custom tones for texts. Your still limited to the defaults, but I'm sure a winterboard theme will allow you to replace the audio.

    There has also been the addition of a shortcut button within a Text Message to initiate a FaceTime call, which makes it alot easier than exiting out, and locating your contact in the FaceTime/Phone app. A nice little addition.

    System Changes & New Features
    Apple has also added some additional features for managing your device. They have added the ability to place restriction on Installing or Deleting Apps, as well as locking changes to Email and Location settings. Some smaller additions are things like being able to disable adjusting ringtones via the volume buttons, allowing you to set a ringer volume and have it never change.

    YouTube has now received the ability to Like or Dislike videos via the YouTube app, and Voice Memos has gotten a new default icon.

    Safari will also have the ability to find text within a webpage and cycle trough the results, which is handy features when there is a ton of text on such a small screen.

    Besides all of this, there have been some small touchups to the UI design such as the Alert screens getting a slight sliver shadow to focus the attention on the Alert.


    So now that Apple is taunting some new features, is it still worth the upgrade if you want to keep your Jailbreak? Of course not, as these features are/can be available via your current/to be release, jailbroken iPhone. Stay patient my friends.


    Source: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 4.2 Packs Even More New Features for iPhone started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 103 Comments
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Please give me the ability to place a password on my SMS and Photos -_-
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zeal View Post
      Please give me the ability to place a password on my SMS and Photos -_-
      Agreed
    1. rassed's Avatar
      rassed -
      Will the 4.1 jailbreak work with 4.2?
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Finally apple is getting in the game and noticing our needs! I was expecting the ability to enable text signatures though. Anyways, they should have done this a long time ago. Too bad I need my jailbreak. I can wait though, I'm in no hurry at all! If I was Apple I'd listen to the people and make the updates way better.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Quote Originally Posted by rassed View Post
      Will the 4.1 jailbreak work with 4.2?
      Probably Not. But that would be cool. Don't count on it though
    1. gotjpeg's Avatar
      gotjpeg -
      I hope the ability to change brightness from the quick app switching menu gets ported over from the ipad 4.2 firmware I saw in the video.
    1. SnR's Avatar
      SnR -
      I hope the 4.1 jailbreak is saved for 4.2.
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      How about email attachment?
      How about Bluetooth file transfer?
    1. 3GFusion's Avatar
      3GFusion -
      @Zeal and @NickHesson Get LOCKTOPUS to place passwords on individual apps.
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      I love that they added the ability find text in safari.


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    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zeal View Post
      Please give me the ability to place a password on my SMS and Photos -_-
      that's why i use locktopus
    1. Bradda's Avatar
      Bradda -
      What about some new options in the message app like a cancel button when you accidentally send a message to the wrong person or you made a mistake on the wordings you have made, also a timer to send a pre text for later sending...
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      they're probably going to release 4.2 as the 4.1 jailbreak is released so that people won't be abled to get 4.1 IPSW's signed by itunes.
    1. c0neh3ad's Avatar
      c0neh3ad -
      If you're jailbroken locktopus from cydia can password lock any app on your iPhone
    1. inyuke's Avatar
      inyuke -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zeal View Post
      Please give me the ability to place a password on my SMS and Photos -_-
      Look up and install on cydia
      Locktopus or lockdown
    1. 1hihum's Avatar
      1hihum -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post
      Probably Not. But that would be cool. Don't count on it though
      I was under the impression that the 4.1 jailbreak was a bootrom one, and as such should still work on 4.2. Correct me if I'm wrong. I doubt that with 4.2 on the horizon we will see the jailbreak before its release anyways.
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      Apple is only trying to make jailbreaking unattractive...no matter how hard they try, JAILBREAKING RULES!!!!

      Besides, I enjoy having complete control of my iPhone without Apple remotely monitoring what I do or have on it!!!
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zeal View Post
      Please give me the ability to place a password on my SMS and Photos -_-
      /really/ why? put a password on your lock. bingo bango/solved
    1. sami4021's Avatar
      sami4021 -
      I say lockdown pro is awesome! O and yes isnt it like some new jailbreak to get past any firmware or somerhing? Bootrom exploit that geohot found
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zeal View Post
      Please give me the ability to place a password on my SMS and Photos -_-

      I presume you're talking of having this built into the stock iOS....that'll be great, though if you're jailbroken, locktopus from cydia gives you the ability to selectively lock apps...