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iOS4 is out – how do you like it?

Well, we’re just 3 days away from the iPhone 4 launch and all the excitement and waiting in line that goes with such things, but even if you aren’t going to be one of the “early adopters” of the new iPhone, you can still get in on that iOS 4 goodness. Apple today released the iOS 4 update (via iTunes) which will bring (most of) the super cool new features of the iPhone 4 to your iPhone 3G S.

Unfortunately, that’s where my coverage ends, as I just put my iPhone 3G S up on eBay (feel free to buy it, I put together a nice bundle) and I decided to keep my iPhone’s OS stuck at 3.1.3 (7E18) for anyone who might wish to jailbreak it.

So… leave me a comment telling me how awesome it is, and rub my face in the fact that I cannot play with it (until I go home and break update the Bride of Macenstein‘s phone, that is). What’s the most awesomest feature? How’s the internet radio in the background working? I NEED DETAILS PEOPLE!

14 Responses to “iOS4 is out – how do you like it?”
  1. Doan says:

    I haven’t seen anyone mention the digital zoom on the camera. That will be a nice feature that other apps have had for awhile now. It makes more since with a better camera on the iPhone 4.

    And the unified mailbox is possibly the best feature.

  2. Stuck on the 3D so not much to report until Thursday!

  3. Frank says:

    Been on a Jailbroken 3G (iOS 4.0 developer release) for the last two weeks. Just got the new version of Pandora. It’s working great!

    Though my 3G is extremely slow with multitasking enabled (via the Jailbreak). Apple made the right choice in not allowing it. It’s really slow. Can’t wait to upgrade Thursday.

  4. Jon says:

    Pretty good. Background Pamdora is good. Some apps don’t keep your place when you return to them, hopefully fixed with app updates or feature not too useful (I.e. WWF)

  5. Henry says:

    Feels less stable than 3.x. A lot of my apps including Safari seem to crash more often.

  6. Jonro says:

    After having used “background apps” for an afternoon, I’m somewhat disappointed. I’ve tried several apps and for most of them, when I return to them they don’t remember where I was. That is, I have to find my way back to the original location. That isn’t very convenient for an RSS reader or a dictionary. I’m hoping that software updates will take care of that. I’ve gotten into the habit of checking my Words With Friends board regularly and returning to the app is just like opening it anew, except that you don’t have to find it first. Perhaps things like this will shake out during the next week. The folders are very helpful, but I wish they had a different look. I can see why they can only hold 12 apps, but that could become a bit of pain. Overall, it’s a good update.

  7. ObamaPacman says:


    Are you running iPhone 3g or 3gs?

  8. Nick says:

    Running great for me! (3GS)

    Folders is by far my fav feature. I went from 6 pages down to 3.

    Multi-tasking is cool. Apps definitely open faster. Haven’t had any crashes yet.

  9. mbh says:

    Seamless upgrade of legally unlocked 32GB 3GS.

    Tom-Tom UK&Ire now crashes if you ask it to calculate a route but all other apps tried so far seem fine. Device is otherwise stable and no negative battery issues noticed.

    iBooks is better on the small screen than I expected and much better than previous eReader experiences on iPaqs and Symbian smartphones.

    3D effects are great, folders are wonderful and the spit desktop/lock screen wallpapers is a nice touch.

    Just need to find away of justifying an early upgrade to the iPhone 4 now 😉

  10. Jay says:

    Killed my 3GS had to go to Apple Store for a replacement. They had no idea what happened. So far so good, I do not like that I am limited to 12 objects per folder. Games I Games II bla bla

  11. Gregg says:

    My 3g runs noticeably slower (The camera, even the animations of the icons converging post-unlock to slide). The folders and changes in the e-mail are a welcome touch. The installation failed twice mid-restore but I managed to recover from what i thought was a complete brick. With that in mind, the full upgrade plus restore took HOURS.

  12. Works great for me although I don’t get the loveliness of multitasking but my contract runs out in September so I’ll have it then.

    That being said I love iBooks. The ability to create eBooks using Sigil, dumping them into iTunes, and then synching that book to my iPhone means I can now make great mobile documentation.

  13. Benny the Kid says:

    I have tried to upgrade my 3G four times now and it always gets “stuck” while backing up the phone. The first time, the status bar didn’t move at all for FIVE HOURS! I might just stay with the old version until I get the 4th gen sometime in early July (backorders suck!).

  14. Mark S. says:

    Mutitasking sucks. Literally – sucks the battery down if you don’t go into the multitasking menu and kill the applications you don’t need running. I could have done without this upgrade- would be nice if you could turn it off/on in settings.

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