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  Reply # 316400 9-Apr-2010 05:09
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Anyone awake following the event?







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  Reply # 316401 9-Apr-2010 05:15
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new features include:

- Create playlists
- 5x digital zoom
- Tap to focus video
- Bluetooth keyboard
- Places in Photos
- Home screen wallpaper
- Gift Apps
- Spell Check
- iPod Out
- CardDAC
- Sync IMAP notes
- Birthday calendar
- Persistent Wi-Fi
- CalDAV invitations
- Recent Web Searches
- Top Hit in Search
- Upload workouts to Nike+
- Resize Photos
- Edit from Outbox
- Search SMS/MMS
- Nested playlists

also implemented

VOIP API








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  Reply # 316402 9-Apr-2010 05:33
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and..



Background location API (i.e. TomTom running in the background giving directions)







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  Reply # 316403 9-Apr-2010 06:06
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Folders

Unified Inbox (All your emails on one screen)

iBooks

Wireless App Distribution

Social Gaming Network

Mobile Adverts

The OS 4 is available to Developers now,  This winter for everyone else while the iPad OS 4 coming in Spring.

Oh and if you have a 3G, 1st gen iPhone and 2nd or 1st Gen iTouch it won't do multitasking.. upgrade here I come.









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  Reply # 316430 9-Apr-2010 08:57
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Loving the folders idea - as they say, "Just press and hold an app (wait for it to jiggle) and slide it onto another app - a folder is created. Then slide as many apps as you want onto/into that folder."

That'll make my iPhone so much more organised and how I want it to look - I'll be able to create folders for games - and subsets of games if necessary, plus poffice-based apps, navigation etc.

Multitasking (the way they have described it) and folders are the two things I am really excited about from this OS upgrade...now to see how much they charge us for it!




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  Reply # 316440 9-Apr-2010 09:19
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Behodar: Feature I want, and might see: Multitasking
Feature I want, and won't see: Install apps without using the App Store

I know, there's no chance, but I can dream!

Wow. Someone asked about unsigned apps in the Q&A and Steve Jobs replied with something to the effect of "if you really want porn apps then use Android". Incredible. 

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  Reply # 316454 9-Apr-2010 09:39
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I laughed when I read that. Unsigned apps = porn = children's innocence being corrupted.




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  Reply # 316460 9-Apr-2010 10:09
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Nice evolution of the OS, multitasking well overdue. Be interesting to see how far the hardware has come this year.




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  Reply # 316498 9-Apr-2010 12:29
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Ah, I see its not true multitasking. Would be a problem for me where I frequently need apps running actively in the background (for example running listening to the music player, with audiobooster and pocketscrobbler actively running, whilst using run.gps and my BT heart rate monitor).




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  Reply # 316504 9-Apr-2010 12:41
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NZtechfreak: Ah, I see its not true multitasking. Would be a problem for me where I frequently need apps running actively in the background (for example running listening to the music player, with audiobooster and pocketscrobbler actively running, whilst using run.gps and my BT heart rate monitor).

I have created an app that will help you.

it's available now: iStoprunning

Works a treat!




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  Reply # 316547 9-Apr-2010 14:35
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Is it straight forward to upgrade an iPhone on VF?

My 24 month contract exprires 2/2011. If, an iPhone 4.0 is released this winter, would I be able to upgrade and transfer my contract to the new phone?





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So no FM radio?  I would buy a new iPhone without a second thought if they included an FM radio.  May have to rethink my plans now. :(

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  Reply # 317042 11-Apr-2010 16:52
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They haven't released the details for the new hardware (available in June-July), it could possibly have an FM tuner (as the ipod nano has one)

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  Reply # 317253 12-Apr-2010 10:39
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The current hardware has one built into the GPS chip. It also has an FM transmitter. Neither of which have been activated by Apple.

They did say there are over 100 changes to the current software/firmware, so it should be interesting to see what they make the iPhone like in July(ish)




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  Reply # 318601 15-Apr-2010 07:36
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Bear in mind the first generation iPhone and iPod Touch are now EOL. You can not install OS 4 on them at all.




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