First Look: Apple's iOS 4 for iPhone, iPod touch

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  • Reply 101 of 178
    joe hsjoe hs Posts: 488member
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    Originally Posted by Intense View Post


    I am off to university ... will update tomorrow morning or tonight ... or maybe from school



    lol i just got back; and i was very disappointed when i realized it wasn't available the moment i booted my computer... i guess i'm just impatient.
  • Reply 102 of 178
    steviestevie Posts: 956member
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    Originally Posted by swinge View Post


    I would much rather have a sluggish multitasking 3G (or at least have the option of turning it off).





    Why should Steve allow you to ruin the UX on his device?
  • Reply 103 of 178
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    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    Almost 9am Cupertino time. Hopefully they're spooling up their FTL drives... er... I mean, servers.



    They need to put the OS on a Quantum Entanglement Drive with every iOS device out there having entangled drives to match so that they just have to update their local QED and everyone immediately has the updates! http://colossalstorage.net/home_entangled.htm
  • Reply 104 of 178
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
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    Originally Posted by Stevie View Post


    Be careful. I downloaded iTunes today, from an Apple web page that had a big button that said "Download iTunes" and no other choices.



    They sent me the wrong version of the software.



    I had to go back and search around the site for the 64 bit version.



    I assume that Apple does not carefully check the client.



    Your talking about iTunes for Windows, right?
  • Reply 105 of 178
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 2,716member
    I see myself looking in to iP4 upgrade around the end of the year. Prices stabilize, inventory gets predictable, iOS4 (in white!) will be on my iPad.



    (OT warning) I see the B&N nook dropped to $200 today, with a wifi only one $150. Got one for my spouse for the last holiday, and they are cool - I expect those devices to ultimately be distributed for free. Really - a direct tie in to your core bookstore business? Ability to buy at the touch of a button? I'd want to give those away. The more people that have that one trick pony the better. Watch for "free nook with the purchase of 10 books" offers (or similar) soon.
  • Reply 106 of 178
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    Originally Posted by ranchogirl View Post


    I guess later in the morning? I just tried and it's still not available...and technically the 21st already....



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    i still can't get it and it 12:26
  • Reply 107 of 178
    onhkaonhka Posts: 1,025member
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    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    As I recall it started at $20 for a handful of apps that came with the original iPhone. The price has constantly been dropped each time and last year, I think it was $10, which dropped to $5 a few months later. I assume it's because not enough people were paying the fee for it. I'm glad they made it "legal' to give away the update seeing as how they can probably can get more money from those buying iOS 4.0 apps for it.



    Job announced during the WWDC 2010 that they were allowed/able to change their accounting process and the new software updates for iPods (which qualify) would now be free.
  • Reply 108 of 178
    swingeswinge Posts: 110member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stevie View Post


    Why should Steve allow you to ruin the UX on his device?



    Steve (and Apple) are free to do whatever they want. The device is MINE once I buy it from them though. One thing I've always LOVED about Apple though is there 2 year free update policy...



    LIke I said, I had the original iPhone... I loved getting all the updates through 3.0....I had friends who jailbroke the orignal iPhone and multitasking on the phone ran just fine... Things like the wallpaper and bluetooth sych though really SHOULD have been included, there's no reason not to. Again, Apple can do whatever they want, but I think it's in their interest to maintain their IMMENSE customer loyalty...It's something you can depend on...Android phones seem to all get upgrades on a different schdule...Original Droid owners had to wait MONTHS (was it as many as 6 months?) to get the latest software.



    Just saying I hope Apple doesn't change direction here...
  • Reply 109 of 178
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GeekElectro View Post


    They need to put the OS on a Quantum Entanglement Drive with every iOS device out there having entangled drives to match so that they just have to update their local QED and everyone immediately has the updates! http://colossalstorage.net/home_entangled.htm



    Hey that was in Mass Effect 2 ... was a communications device. Quantum Entanglement FTW!
  • Reply 110 of 178
    steviestevie Posts: 956member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    Surprisingly, he does make a good point; I hope he keeps it up.




    You just blew my mind.



    My point was that it is likely that Apple is again butchering the language in a misleading manner, and you jump in to justify the suspected butchering.





    -----

    "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

    "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

    "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master - - that's all."

    (Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 6)
  • Reply 111 of 178
    steviestevie Posts: 956member
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    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    Your talking about iTunes for Windows, right?



    Yes. I was surprised at the single button, but even more surprised that it served the wrong file.
  • Reply 112 of 178
    steviestevie Posts: 956member
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    Originally Posted by swinge View Post


    Just saying I hope Apple doesn't change direction here...



    But isn't the current direction to restrict user choice in favor of a standard UX? I thought that was what you DIDN'T like.



    I think you mean that you WANT Apple to change direction, so that you will be able to use "your" machine the way you want to use it, rather than the way that Apple wants you to use it.



    If they changed direction, for example, they might allow multitasking on your device, with an option to turn it off. But that is NOT the current Apple way of doing things, nor does it seem to me to be the direction apple is going.
  • Reply 113 of 178
    joe hsjoe hs Posts: 488member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stevie View Post


    Yes. I was surprised at the single button, but even more surprised that it served the wrong file.



    i thought it had that list down the side with checkboxes for receiving apple promotional offers and stuff, with a small download button below that.

    also a tiny little "iTunes for windows?" (or something like that) link at the bottom.



    thats at http:www.itunes.com/download anyway
  • Reply 114 of 178
    iguesssoiguessso Posts: 132member
    Computerworld is reporting that the update will happen at 1PM EDT.
  • Reply 115 of 178
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Joe hs View Post


    i thought it had that list down the side with checkboxes for receiving apple promotional offers and stuff, with a small download button below that.

    also a tiny little "iTunes for windows?" (or something like that) link at the bottom.



    thats at http:www.itunes.com/download anyway



    It does at http://apple.com/itunes/download as well.
  • Reply 116 of 178
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    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    Another several hours to go? I was thinking of making an Official Countdown thread but that would be just ridiculous LOL.



    7 HOURS TO GO.

    (Just guessing )



    i've been waiting at my macbook since 6 am and its still not here

  • Reply 117 of 178
    steviestevie Posts: 956member
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    Originally Posted by Joe hs View Post




    thats at http:www.itunes.com/download anyway



    Yep. I see that.



    I think I finally got it at http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1047 but I'm not sure.
  • Reply 118 of 178
    i KGB it and it said the download is gonna be available at 9:00a.m pacific time today
  • Reply 119 of 178
    joe hsjoe hs Posts: 488member
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    Originally Posted by StLBluesFan View Post


    It does at http://apple.com/itunes/download as well.



    http://www.itunes.com/ *whatever* redirects you to http://www.apple.com/itunes/ *whatever*
  • Reply 120 of 178
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    Originally Posted by pmz View Post


    1. I don't believe for a second that there are even as many as half a dozen 4.0 ready apps in the app store. I guarantee you that won't even change, today.



    2. All Apps Re supposed to run without the need for modification, but this is an outright lie from Apple, as many apps do not. iTeleport, Air Video, StreamtoMe, Call of Duty, to name a few. There are many more, just from my collection. Probably thousands total.



    3. Apps should be ready first. The damn app store should be 4.0 ready before they even flip the switch today, as its completely false advertising. Nothing will work as advertised today, and ill be uselessly complaining to Apple about how they have no concept or concern for what's best. They did this with the iPad when developers had a lukewarm reaction to the SDK, and now it seems 4.0 has failed to garner much attention either. The majority of devs of the 225,000 apps are content to sit tight and count de moné with their 2.2.1 compatible apps.



    /rant





    How about just being happy to receive a world class upgrade from a world class company FOR FREE! I swear, some people can find pimples on Cupid's butt...
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