iOS 4 Update for iPhone 3GS

Yes… I am still awake at this very hour. What am I doing now?

Here I am sitting in my living room with the television playing Ghana VS Uruguay World Cup 2010 2nd Quater Final. Actually, I am not paying attention of the football match but I am very anxious waiting for the latest iPhone software update, iOS 4 to complete.

iOS 4

100++ improvements in iOS 4

I am quite outdated in terms of technological developments. I did checked before last month about iOS 4 update but no specific date. A few hours ago, while watching Brazil VS Netherlands,

I casually checked about the iOS 4 update and it’s here already since 27th June. I cannot download directly as I was using the internet connection of my handphone. I was at my girlfriend house. There’s no internet connection there.

So, Brazil lost (sad…) and I quickly went home and started to download the iOS 4 and twice the download was stopped because of my weak WIMAX connection. Damn frustated. The last download was around 50% already and now I have to start all over again! That’s why I am sitting here now, waiting for the download to finish!

Wait for my review about the iOS 4. I am so excited!

These are the lists of improvements in iOS 4:

  1. Multitasking by double clicking home button P3,T3
  2. Support for Apple Bluetooth keyboards
  3. Game Center social network
  4. iBooks with PDF support
  5. iAd mobile advertising network
  6. Portrait orientation lock
  7. Camera
  8. 5x digital zoom
  9. Tap to focus video
  10. Settings
  11. App-specific location settings
  12. Cellular data only setting
  13. Password with alphabet characters and numbers
  14. Simple Passcode Lock (4 digit number) option
  15. New Wallpapers
  16. New Wallpaper preview for home screen and lock screen
  17. Set up Internet Tethering
  18. New Gmail and Exchange icons in Mail, Contacts, Calendars account settings
  19. Support multiple Exchange accounts
  20. Custom Dictionary
  21. Compass
  22. Remove the button link to Maps (Added back with build 8A248c β2. Not sure whether this will become part of the final OS)
  23. Home Screen
  24. Ability to categorize apps into folders with default folder naming based on category name in App Store
  25. Up to 2,160 instead of 180 visible apps (12 apps per folder)
  26. Folder name supports up to 13 characters
  27. Custom backgrounds for Home screen and Lock Screen
  28. Dock redesigned to that of the iPad
  29. Rate on deleting app removed
  30. Default utilities folder which contains the clock, calculator, voice memos and compass apps
  31. Photos
  32. Categorized by Albums, Faces, Events and Places (under iPhoto in Mac OS X)
  33. Select multiple photos for mass deletion
  34. Support landscape mode
  35. Camera Roll
  36. Rotate photos
  37. Resize photos
  38. Categorization by All, Photos and Videos
  39. Support landscape mode
  40. App Store
  41. Ability to gift apps
  42. Maps
  43. Unified “locate me” icon
  44. Background location icon shown on status bar
  45. iPod
  46. Playlist creation on device
  47. Nested playlists
  48. Lyrics and Podcast info on Setting
  49. Volume control with Bluetooth headsets
  50. Art in Album View
  51. Notes
  52. Notes syncing with MobileMe, Gmail IMAP and Yahoo! Mail
  53. Accounts management appears if syncing is enabled
  54. Notes setting below Mail, Contacts, Calendars Settings if syncing is enabled
  55. Moved search box into title bar
  56. Calendar
  57. Birthday calendar
  58. CalDAV invitations
  59. Contacts
  60. Unified Info by linking contacts from different accounts
  61. CardDAV
  62. Streamlined “New Contact” Screen
  63. Spotlight
  64. Search with Web or Wikipedia
  65. Safari (Webkit version 532.9)
  66. Bing is now a search option, along with Google and Yahoo
  67. Recent Searches below search field
  68. Top Hit in Search
  69. Google Suggest appears below search field if Search Engine is set to Google
  70. Unified “Search” keyboard button when search field being used
  71. In-Page Video Playback
  72. Youtube
  73. Rotate & Zoom Videos in vertical and horizontal Position
  74. Nike+
  75. Upload workouts to Nike+
  76. Accessibility
  77. Larger fonts in Mail, SMS & alerts
  78. Message
  79. Include a Search bar
  80. Character count (Can be enabled or disabled in Settings -> Messages screen)
  81. Failed SMS Notification
  82. Option to toggle off the ability to send group messages
  83. Stocks
  84. Ability to quick view current market cap in place of stock’s price or % change
  85. Mail
  86. Unified Inboxes
  87. Edit from Outbox
  88. Support for multiple Exchange accounts
  89. File & delete Mail search results
  90. Organize By Thread in Mail
  91. Quicklook attachments
  92. Open attachments by registered filetype with corresponding Apps from App Store
  93. Smart Links For Dates and Addresses
  94. Contact Pictures in Emails
  95. International
  96. Spell Check
  97. Added Cangjie and Wubihua Keyboards for Simplified and Traditional Chinese
  98. Text replacement between Simplified and Traditional Chinese
  99. Switch keyboard shortcut (holding the “earth” button on keyboard for a while)
  100. Added support for Danish voice control
  101. Hungarian Language added
  102. Other
  103. Persistent Wi-Fi
  104. Wake on Wireless
  105. Auto-join and Auto-login and IPv6 on individual Wi-Fi Networks setting
  106. Enhanced data protection
  107. Wireless app distribution
  108. Mobile device management
  109. SSL VPN support (both Juniper and Cisco)
  110. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 support
  111. Improved Bluetooth driver for A2DP devices

Please let me know what you think about iOS 4 after you have upgraded it. TQ.

P/S: Actually, the iPhone is my girlfriend’s and it’s a special gift from me! She’s not so excited about updates. She’s more concerned about her sleep!

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