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This is pretty cool, but I can't say I am surprised. Better to get the updated apps before launch than after. I am sure most devs are thinking the same
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    This is pretty cool, but I can't say I am surprised. Better to get the updated apps before launch than after. I am sure most devs are thinking the same way.
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    Developers have to be getting tired of tweaking their apps a little bit with every single OS update every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoso10 View Post
    Developers have to be getting tired of tweaking their apps a little bit with every single OS update every year.
    No kidding, wonder if 2G users will still be getting apps that are supported on their version or if they are left in the dust since iOS 4 won't be coming out for 2G.
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    I know this might be a stupid question.. but can i get 4.0 early? i knw it comes out in a few days i dont have a dev account but really want to get it wrkn.. if theres a link or something that'll be awesome! i have a 3gs. thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iCantu View Post
    I know this might be a stupid question.. but can i get 4.0 early? i knw it comes out in a few days i dont have a dev account but really want to get it wrkn.. if theres a link or something that'll be awesome! i have a 3gs. thanks!!
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    I cant wait for redsn0w 0.9.5 so that i can turn on my multitasking and wallpaper options on my iPod Touch 2G...Plus i know its kinda not related but is anyone having trouble with wallpapers all together in 4.0 GM?

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    Got it! thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleye View Post
    That just seems so redundant. Suddenly you have like 8 folders for games instead of one? Not to mention the icons look dumb and are not very discernible at quick glance. Compare these photos... Eventually thats what your phone would look like (left). A plethora of folders that all look the same. Its chaos. I have 4 folders (right). Games, Jailbroken, Health/Fitness, and Media... and you can tell from the icons (a lot better than apple's folder icon) what my folders contain.Im sticking with CategoriesSB.

    Come on man! You are not even comparing Apples to Apples. On the left you have 16 folders and on the right you have 4. Now I do agree that they should have some sort of icons for different folders. I wonder if with the Retina display, we'll be able to see the app icons inside the folders clearly.
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    Cool. I have not really seen much on the iOS 4 default apps outside of Maps and Mail. For those that have iOS 4 GM, any major changes to the other default apps like YouTube (to match their site redesign), Compass, iPod etc.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
    Come on man! You are not even comparing Apples to Apples. On the left you have 16 folders and on the right you have 4. Now I do agree that they should have some sort of icons for different folders. I wonder if with the Retina display, we'll be able to see the app icons inside the folders clearly.
    What im trying to show is I only need 4. I have 95 games in my game folder. If you can only have 12 apps in a folder, thats 8 folders for my games instead of just one. 2 whole rows of folders... just for one category! And im sure you'll be able to see the app icons better with the retina display.. but why go cross-eyed when you can have simplier folder icons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleye View Post
    What im trying to show is I only need 4. I have 95 games in my game folder. If you can only have 12 apps in a folder, thats 8 folders for my games instead of just one. 2 whole rows of folders... just for one category! And im sure you'll be able to see the app icons better with the retina display.. but why go cross-eyed when you can have simplier folder icons?
    Here's your problem -- too many games.

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    Because who the hell has 95 games in their phone do you do anything at all with your time besides wasting it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southfrisco View Post
    Cool. I have not really seen much on the iOS 4 default apps outside of Maps and Mail. For those that have iOS 4 GM, any major changes to the other default apps like YouTube (to match their site redesign), Compass, iPod etc.?
    I haven't noticed anything new with YouTube, haven't added music yet so I haven't used iPod either. However there is multitude of new options in the settings.

    First, wallpapers can now be placed on lockscreen & home screen. You can place two different ones too.

    Gamecenter allowed me to go in without a hitch, and it has that "Game network" feel to it like 360/PS3. Showing your name, games played, and achievements earned, and there's the option of being able to add other people and see what they are doing. Not sure what games are compatible, if any, yet. But can't wait to see how this works. Apparently you can invite anyone on your friends list to a game, and instantly join it.

    Also iPod does have new options inside, such as "Lyrics & Podcast Info" which I'm guessing is simply to show or not show the lyrics?

    Messages can now show a character count now.

    Also Spotlight Search can be customized now, you can filter out what you want and don't want to have Spotlight search for.

    Network Data network changed a little bit too, "Internet Tethering" is back, but it's inside the Cellular Data setting. Which is why I guess the old Data network packages on Cydia don't work anymore. I tried installing one for T-Mobile, and reset network settings doesn't do a thing.

    There's a few other things I've noticed but don't exactly know what they are for yet.

    One thing is for sure though, many of the jailbreak apps that one needed, are obsolete now. Or at least you don't need them to the extent that you used to before. Folders is nice, however I think I had that moment of excitement from installing the GM version of iOS 4.0. CategoriesSB still seems to boot up faster than this. I'm not sure if it's because of the animation when the folder opens up is what makes it feel slower or what. But it just feels slightly slower. I'll still be using it for smaller "categories" it'll help me tidy my iPhone up with genres.
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    Okay, someone explain it to me, cause i'm just not getting it.

    I'm on iOS4. It's nice, but explain to me what apple is thinking with their backgrounding method. EVERY application is AUTOMATICALLY backgrounded. So it makes the background dock useless, IMO. Why do I want to have the camera backgrounded (maybe to open faster, but no thank), why do I wanted to have my native picture application backgrounded, why do i want to have my CLOCK backgrounded. Every application you open is automatically backgrounded. What am I missing here!?!?

    They've basically just made a dock of dock of recently used applications you have opened.

    Atleast with Backgrounder I could choose to background what i wanted, now i have no choice.. EVERYTHING is backgrounded as soon as you open it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mp3Supply View Post
    Okay, someone explain it to me, cause i'm just not getting it.

    I'm on iOS4. It's nice, but explain to me what apple is thinking with their backgrounding method. EVERY application is AUTOMATICALLY backgrounded. So it makes the background dock useless, IMO. Why do I want to have the camera backgrounded (maybe to open faster, but no thank), why do I wanted to have my native picture application backgrounded, why do i want to have my CLOCK backgrounded. Every application you open is automatically backgrounded. What am I missing here!?!?

    They've basically just made a dock of dock of recently used applications you have opened.

    Atleast with Backgrounder I could choose to background what i wanted, now i have no choice.. EVERYTHING is backgrounded as soon as you open it..
    yea i noticed that too but i guess that what they figured to do in order to not waste the battery as opposed to cydia backgrounder that uses more battery energy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mp3Supply View Post
    Okay, someone explain it to me, cause i'm just not getting it.

    I'm on iOS4. It's nice, but explain to me what apple is thinking with their backgrounding method. EVERY application is AUTOMATICALLY backgrounded. So it makes the background dock useless, IMO. Why do I want to have the camera backgrounded (maybe to open faster, but no thank), why do I wanted to have my native picture application backgrounded, why do i want to have my CLOCK backgrounded. Every application you open is automatically backgrounded. What am I missing here!?!?

    They've basically just made a dock of dock of recently used applications you have opened.

    Atleast with Backgrounder I could choose to background what i wanted, now i have no choice.. EVERYTHING is backgrounded as soon as you open it..
    I noticed that too, and because I can't swipe and open SBSettings right now due to it being incompatible. I have no way of freeing up memory. Once they update it, to me, this won't be so much a problem, because I'll just free up memory and will only focus on opening the two or three apps that I'll be using.

    Still definitely not as sophisticated as Backgrounder is, I like viewing my different pages and then swapping accordingly because I know what's what. But ah, no big deal. I like this one too, it'll save me some jailbreak installing time.
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    You people should know how Apple's implementation of backgrounding works before saying crap like Backgrounder is better. Apple has 2 layers of backgrounding. The first one is known as freeze-drying. It's saves the state of your recently opened applications for quick switching. THESE APPS ARE NOT RUNNING IN THE BACKGROUND. When you open the app again, it remember where it was and resumes quickly rather than going through a fresh boot-up. The 2nd layer is proper backgrounding and even then it isn't the app itself that is kept running. It's the services that remain running. Things like audio, GPS, last task, those functions remain running in the background while the rest of the app is freeze-dried.

    AN EXAMPLE: a GPS navigation app can keep the GPS running while you do something else and when you re-open it, it won't have to reroute/find you again since it never lost track of where you are. Apps like Pandora can close all their UI and leave the audio stream running. The app itself isn't left running, but whatever the app was doing is.

    So again, much MUCH better implemented than just leaving the whole app running like backgrounder does.
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    Can't wait for the Pandora update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
    You people should know how Apple's implementation of backgrounding works before saying crap like Backgrounder is better. Apple has 2 layers of backgrounding. The first one is known as freeze-drying. It's saves the state of your recently opened applications for quick switching. THESE APPS ARE NOT RUNNING IN THE BACKGROUND. When you open the app again, it remember where it was and resumes quickly rather than going through a fresh boot-up. The 2nd layer is proper backgrounding and even then it isn't the app itself that is kept running. It's the services that remain running. Things like audio, GPS, last task, those functions remain running in the background while the rest of the app is freeze-dried.

    AN EXAMPLE: a GPS navigation app can keep the GPS running while you do something else and when you re-open it, it won't have to reroute/find you again since it never lost track of where you are. Apps like Pandora can close all their UI and leave the audio stream running. The app itself isn't left running, but whatever the app was doing is.

    So again, much MUCH better implemented than just leaving the whole app running like backgrounder does.
    Well said and 100% correct.

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