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Apple's latest operating system upgrade for the iPhone, iOS 4, was released Monday, packed with over 100 new features including multitasking and folders.

iOS 4 is compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G, as well as recent generation iPod touch. Multitasking is only available with iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. iOS 4 also comes preinstalled on the new, $99, 8GB iPhone 3GS, as well as the next-generation iPhone 4, set for release this Thursday.

The build released Monday is 8A293, the same as the gold master release candidate introduced to developers at the iPhone 4 event last week. The full IPSW update file weighs in at 579MB and is available through iTunes.

New features of iOS 4 highlighted by Apple:

Multitasking: Now you can run your favorite third-party apps —- and switch between them instantly —- without slowing down the performance of the foreground app or draining the battery unnecessarily.

Folders: Organize apps into folders with drag-and-drop simplicity. Get faster access to your favorites and browse and manage up to 2160 apps.

Even better Mail: See messages from all your accounts in a unified inbox, organize messages by threads, open attachments in third-party apps, and more.

iBooks: More than a great ebook reader, iBooks is also an amazing place to browse and shop for books, day or night.

Create playlists: Create custom playlists right on your iPhone.

5x digital zoom: Get closer to your subjects by zooming in up to 5x.

Tap to focus video: While shooting video, tap the display to choose where to focus.

Faces and Places in Photos: View photos based on who’s in them and where they were taken.

Home screen wallpaper: Change the background wallpaper on your Home screen.

Gift apps: Send apps as gifts to your friends or family.

Spell checking: A built-in spell checker works in Mail, Notes, and other apps.

Wireless keyboard support: Pair a keyboard based on Bluetooth wireless technology with your iPhone.

For more, see First Look: Apple's iOS 4 for iPhone, iPod touch.
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Already have it downloaded......installing now.
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Downloading doesn't seem bogged (yet). Just a few minutes of download time and you're on to installation - which (as always) takes so much longer than the patience we have to wait.

Update
1:13pm CST: Is it just me? I've been hung on "Backing up 'iPhone'" for 30 minutes. (Yes, I stopped and started over after 15 minutes - so that's 30 minutes on the second attempt.)

2:30pm CST: Still waiting for "Backing up iPhone" to disappear and move on. Is it just the 3G? Hearing 3GS users are installed.

2:50pm CST: FINALLY, the phone is restoring. If you've waited - keep waiting. The status bar means nothing.
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not showing up yet
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Originally Posted by FormerARSgm View Post

Downloading doesn't seem bogged (yet). Just a few minutes of download time and you're on to installation - which (as always) takes so much longer than the patience we have to wait.

Isntalling mine now!! Everything going smoothly....
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post #6 of 258
Downloading now. Hoping it's got the goods!
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There is a firmware update and then the backup and photo updates... still progressing after ten minutes...

 

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You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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post #8 of 258
just started....yeah
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FINALLY

iTunes says 14 minutes remaining (:
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Is this the same GM released to devs at WWDC? I heard there were some bugs.

EDIT: It does appear to be the same build (8A293).
post #11 of 258
Although a minor footnote for most people, its nice to see that IPv6 support has now been included.
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my iOS 4 has finished downloading and is now installing on my phone!

I currently have a 3G, so I won't get multitasking but I am excited for folders, all the email upgrades, and iBooks. Along with all the little goodies apples has included.

I love Apple's software releases. They are predictable, quality, and universal. I wish all those Android users good luck with their OS updates! Hehe!
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Camera is fast fast fast

Folders awesome

 

Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
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Direct links...[LIST][*]snip


Thanks! Do you know how to install them this way? I can't use I tunes to download at work because it is blocked, but I can get to these links and download them manually.
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Direct links...[LIST][*]2G iPod Touch » http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite....3_Restore.ipsw

Thanks! Going there now.

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Apple is doomed! Is it snappy? I did stuff Apple told me not to and had problems! Android has more features on its list! Apple demands complete control of your brains, wake up sheeple!

Just thought I'd get that out of the way for everyone. Please continue the discussion noting that the above statements have already been made and need not be made again.
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Thanks! Do you know how to install them this way? I can't use I tunes to download at work because it is blocked, but I can get to these links and download them manually.

You hold down the Alt/Option key when pressing Check for Update which will bring up a Finder window so you can choose the IPSW file.
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post #19 of 258
Got a 1 gen iPod touch with 2.2.1. Now it says I'm up to date. Won't even offer 3.x.x Any way to fix this?
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You hold down the Alt/Option key when pressing Check for Update which will bring up a Finder window so you can choose the IPSW file.

perfect! I thought it was the shift key for some reason. Thanks!
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Got a 1 gen iPod touch with 2.2.1. Now it says I'm up to date. Won't even offer 3.x.x Any way to fix this?

from a third party website. apple wont offer older (outdated) versions of software, 4.0 or nothing- and your touch doesn't support 4.0 unfortunately \
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from a third party website. apple wont offer older (outdated) versions of software, 4.0 or nothing- and your touch doesn't support 4.0 unfortunately \

Time to update your hardware!

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post #23 of 258
Folders, zoom and multi are nice but what's the big deal about homepage? I've been changing mine all the time?
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post #24 of 258
Done...about 17-18 minutes for the whole process
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Does anyone know when this will be released for iPad?
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edit: Pipped by Joe hs.
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post #27 of 258
Its here and its great. was quick easy and hassle free...
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Does anyone know when this will be released for iPad?

This won't be released for the iPad. It hasn't even hit the dev sites as a Beta yet. The word is that iOS 4.0 for the iPad will be released this fall, hopefully with an updated iPad with 512MB RAM.
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Does anyone know when this will be released for iPad?

In the Fall.
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fall!?
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This is US only right? I live in canada and have a 3GS phone.
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Does anyone know when this will be released for iPad?

This fall.
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Originally Posted by herbapou View Post

This is US only right? I live in canada and have a 3GS phone.

I live in Japan and have updated my 3GS.

iOS 4 rocks.

 

Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

Reply
post #34 of 258
I'm a developer and I've had this GM seed on my 2nd gen Touch for a while. I have never seen or have been prompted for the iBooks application. I thought it would be available when 4.0 was released to the public, but the GM is what is released to the public it seems. iTunes tells me to download iBooks for the iPod in the store, but I can't find it.

Does anyone else have iBooks on their devices yet?
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Fall.

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I'm a developer and I've had this GM seed on my 2nd gen Touch for a while. I have never seen or have been prompted for the iBooks application. I thought it would be available when 4.0 was released to the public, but the GM is what is released to the public it seems. iTunes tells me to download iBooks for the iPod in the store, but I can't find it.

Does anyone else have iBooks on their devices yet?

I got a blue dialog from apple asking me if i wanted to download it about a week ago (iOS developer GM) and it never showed up. Download started then said can't do it on iphone, go to itunes. I went to itunes and it just never worked.

My guess is it will probably happen today or tomorrow. It's good to see find my iPhone works now, because it didn't before the mobileme updates on iOS4.
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Does anyone else have iBooks on their devices yet?

Only for the iPad. I assume this will be a separate App Store download just like iBooks for the iPad.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/apple-inc/id284417353
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Originally Posted by Vatdoro View Post

my iOS 4 has finished downloading and is now installing on my phone!

I currently have a 3G, so I won't get multitasking but I am excited for folders, all the email upgrades, and iBooks. Along with all the little goodies apples has included.

I love Apple's software releases. They are predictable, quality, and universal. I wish all those Android users good luck with their OS updates! Hehe!

I've been running the GM build jailbroken for the past few days on a 2G touch. I'm typing on it right now and listening to Pandora. It is laggy but I'm not sure if you're willing to take that route on your phone. I didn't on my 3G but I will be moving on to iPhone 4.

You'd also have to take into consideration that the 2G touch has a slightly faster processor than the 3G.
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Originally Posted by BMWintoxication View Post

fall!?

American English term for the proper word: autumn

anyway, installing iOS 4 now and will be getting new iPhone 4 in a couple weeks time, looking forward to it
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Originally Posted by herbapou View Post

This is US only right? I live in canada and have a 3GS phone.

I live in Canada and am downloading it right now.
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