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  • iOS 4 Goes Live

    It has arrived.

    Apple has released iOS 4 and the full slate of new features that come with it. As a result, the new iOS has sent iPhone lovers into a frenzy. And not without good reason. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, and the most recent iPod touch, iOS 4 will now come preinstalled on the iPhone 3GS, in addition to the 4th generation iPhone, on tap for a Thursday release.

    To prep for the update, be sure to upgrade to Tunes 9.2 and similarly update all your apps. In recent days, a wave of updates have befallen the App Store.

    The 2009 iPhone 3GS and current iPod touch model will see a host of new bells and whistles. Some of the features you're about to start enjoying:

    * Multitasking
    * Folders
    * iBooks
    * 5x digital zoom
    * Tap to focus video
    * Home screen wallpaper
    * Spell check
    * Wireless keyboard support

    Shortly after Apple rolled out the new iOS, Version 1.1 of iBooks (now available for download) turned up, essentially making the app available on any iPhone or iPod with iOS 4. Best of all, while the iPad won't have the new iOS for a while, the new app does benefit iPad owners by bestowing the ability to open and read PDF documents and save them to the virtual bookshelf.

    EDIT 5:13PM - As of yet, there is no public jailbreak or unlock for iOS4. The Dev Team have repeatedly been letting us know the last few weeks it's all able to be jailbroken and unlocked, so your best bet is to hold on updating a few days while they finish testing on the actual release version of iOS4.

    Keep an eye peeled here, we'll let you know as soon as there's a public jailbreak and unlock for iOS 4.0. ultrasn0w already unlocks basebands through 05.13.04 as of today, so all we need is the iOS4 jailbreak solution to be made public from the Dev Team.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 4 Goes Live started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 86 Comments
    1. friscorydah's Avatar
      friscorydah -
      what features does the ipod touch 1st gen. not get?
    1. sekazi's Avatar
      sekazi -
      Quote Originally Posted by blueblaze4444 View Post

      I was seeing a very large affect to my battery on 3.1.2 from the jailbreak even when I wasn't using backgrounder and now on iOS 4 I'm seeing the same problem. Jailbroken on 4.0 might make it drain even faster for me. I'm on a third gen iPod Touch.
      My iPod touch 3G is still on 3.1.2 and the battery life can last up to a week when I play music with bluetooth and play the occasional game. My iPhone could last at most 3 days if I did not play games much or made many calls. I check my email and use productivity apps religiously on my iPhone so it is on and running often for that.

      Today ended up being the same as yesterday but worse. I come home and have just over 10% left and I only play maybe 5 minutes of games and made maybe 10 minutes worth of calls. Checked my email a few times and some other things but not much at all.

      When I was jailbroken on 3.1.2 I had the following in Cydia
      Activator, AppBackup, Autolock SBSettings, Backgrounder, BlankNull, Circuitous, CyDelete, Five Icon Dock, Fake 3.1.3, Five Icon Dock, Flashlight, iBlank, iKeyEx 3, LiveClock, MobileTerminal, Notifier, OpenSSH, PdaNet, ReflectiveDock, Rotation Inhibitor, SBSettings, SysInfoPlus, Veency, WeatherIcon, Winterboard, 5-Row QWERTY Keyboard

      Even with my iPhone on 4.0 it is running a hell of alot less but last nowhere near as long.

      I may do a restore but I hate the fact that I cannot just sync all of my data. Apples idea that if a app is removed the data is deleted is just stupid. We should be able to choose to backup the contacts, calendar, notes, mms, clock, app data and any other type of information and restore it as we please. None of this delete it or suck it up and keep it the way it is.
    1. kamu's Avatar
      kamu -
      Quote Originally Posted by sekazi View Post
      I find it funny how Apple says Jailbreaking makes the battery drain faster. I updated my iPhone 3Gs to iOS 4.0 and after a days use I am finding the battery to last at most 1/2 as long. Usually I get to play some games that will eat up the battery and I would not even break below 40% battery by 11PM. I am at 6:30 PM and played no games today and my battery is already 17%.

      When I was jailbroken I had many things that ran in the background but I never had my battery affected like this iOS 4 has done.

      Is this just me or is other people having the same issue?
      i read many complaints about the battery drainage problem and i experienced it too, the only clear solution i read here was to let your battery completely drain out and you charge it… that’s it, after that my battery is very good infact i read some people were saying that their battery life become better after upgrading to ios4, at first i was laughing and i thought those people exaggerated but after this i have realize it too that battery life is much better now…
    1. robertr1's Avatar
      robertr1 -
      I have a question. Is the iOS4 cool enough to be worth updating to even though I won't be able to jailbreak it? I'm sure it wouldn't even be long until someone makes a jailbreak for it.
    1. atorres062's Avatar
      atorres062 -
      So I updated, great features by the way. But now with the 4.0 my USB to my Alpine deck won't support my iPhone 3Gs, WTF? anyone know what would cause this?
    1. HA5TY's Avatar
      HA5TY -
      What ever happened to in-safari video. Gizmodo said iOS4 included this...

      When i play a video it still opens up the quicktime app