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Originally Posted by djnikk I seriously doubt 4.0 release before summer. The official release will not be available but the beta release will. Just like all of the previous versions...
01-20-2010, 07:19 AM #41
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01-20-2010, 07:22 AM #42
I'm tired of apple giving us what we already have... sure now it will be native backgrounding, (backgrounder works perfectly anyways)
But apple seems to always just give us, what the jailbreakers have had for months...
It makes sense though, they just implement the best 3 features of being jailbroken, every year with an OS refresh.
Gonna do the same thing i did last year. Not upgrade my current phone to the newest software, and buy the new iphone 4g to experience the new OS. Then just update, and sell my 3gs.The only thing I ask in return for helping, is that you click the thanks button, Thanks!
01-20-2010, 07:24 AM #43
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01-20-2010, 07:28 AM #44
01-20-2010, 07:33 AM #45
I think Apple is going to have to bring a healthy hardware increase and possibly an incremental software increase or have more features than are listed here if they want to keep themselves at the front of phone development. In hardware they are currently getting slaughtered, although I haven't seen any specs for the iPhone 4g (or whatever it will be called), but if they don't bring increased screen resolution and an improved camera at least to the game, their hardware is going to fall behind big time.
On the software side, the only two things keeping Apple's OS ahead of Android in my opinion is the cleanliness and smoothness of their interface and the software users have built in the app store, with Android catching up on both aspects.
Now, I do believe once the iphone launches on Verizon and/or multiple carriers in the US, it will give it a big shot as it will be available to even more users and will become like Windows in a way where if you are developing an app for one platform, you will choose the one with the widest user base, and that will be the iphone for the foreseeable future.
I'll close with this, Apple's biggest problem is software like Android is updated whenever a new feature set is ready, not necessarily annually. Android already has features the iphone either doesn't have or doesn't have built-in that will cost a good chunk of change. With full voice control and voice to text entries for all fields, Android is a much more text friendly device than the iphone, especially while driving where typing is illegal in several areas. Also with built-in turn-by-turn navigation (instead of having to buy a piece of software that costs as much as a GPS) it offers a better bang for buck than the iphone does on the software side right now. I hope there are additional features coming out for the iPhone above those listed, or I too may end up looking at an Android phone instead of eventually updating my iphone.
01-20-2010, 07:39 AM #46
I love how the build number in that mockup screenshot is 2-something.
Apple doesn't use even build numbers for firmware versions, and we're already out of the 2* era of build numbers (1* and 3* were for 1.0 and 1.1, 5* was for 2.x, and 7* was for 3.x (7A341, 7D11, etc.))
If an old 3.x iBoot can load the 4.x kernel (which, there's no reason it shouldn't - iBoot 2.x would not load a 3.x kernel in my limited testing, but that's because of the underlying 9.0->10.0 change,) it would even stand a good chance of booting.
01-20-2010, 07:40 AM #47
yes! bring it on...This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
01-20-2010, 07:55 AM #48
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01-20-2010, 07:58 AM #49
Doesnt the 2G have the same processing power of the 3G, so why not just support it.
01-20-2010, 08:09 AM #50
well i hope they don't loose track of fixing the stupid tethered jailbreak while finding a way to jailbreak 4.0
01-20-2010, 08:17 AM #51
01-20-2010, 08:45 AM #52
01-20-2010, 09:03 AM #53
Just one more week. I'm excited.
01-20-2010, 09:05 AM #54
01-20-2010, 09:24 AM #55
whenever i read somthing like this i wanna run around in circles until i realise that this not such a big deal...
backgrounder has been around for how long?
however, i will run in circles when the new iphone comes out.
anyone know if they will bring it out in italy/ france at the same time as everywhere else?
01-20-2010, 09:39 AM #56
Apple Updates are like last years Jailbroken apps. I'm not excited that Apple finally got around to what we could already do...once again. Show me the next iPhone, not another lame update.
01-20-2010, 09:49 AM #57
01-20-2010, 09:54 AM #58
I will wait until I see it officially from Apple. If any of this rumored information is true, I will still wait for a jailbreak. Apple won't give us everything we want.
Just updated to 3.2.1 the other day and HAD to jailbreak and unlock again. All the nice Apple-esque UI Cupertino gives us isn't enough to get me to stay legit with their firmware offerings. This time I am staying far away from Winterboard.
Snappy and SnapTap
GV Mobile + (yes finally!!)
ProSwitcher and Backgrounder
Grip for notifications (Growl)
Cydgets (for lockscreen)
Winterboard for themers
Just some of the excellent (or works in progress) you can get now. The jailbreak community will always be one year ahead of Apple in providing useful and innovative ways to more efficiently use these devices.
PS - I love the jailbreak community!"To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." -- William Shakespeare
01-20-2010, 09:54 AM #59
01-20-2010, 09:55 AM #60
We'll see if Apple's supported multitasking will be better than the backgrounder/ProSwitcher combo.
My guess is no.