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Topic # 60075 18-Apr-2010 17:03
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Is anyone using iphone os 4.0 on the apple developer account using it? is it worth it to sign up to a adc? and is it stable enough?

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  Reply # 319953 18-Apr-2010 17:07
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It's a developer preview. Are you willing to sign up just to get something that's not officially released and can potentially (and most likely) have bugs?






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  Reply # 319958 18-Apr-2010 17:21
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haha i can get a wee bit impatient, just wondering how buggy it is at the moment, i dont think it is worth $99

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  Reply # 319960 18-Apr-2010 17:21
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The beta release does not have most of the major new features enabled at this stage like multi-tasking as apps havn't made use of it yet and other things such as backgrounds isn't enabled yet either.

If you arn't looking at using it for development purposes i suggest waiting for the final release




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  Reply # 320025 18-Apr-2010 20:22
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It's definitely a developer release. As mentioned, many features are missing. Some that are present in OS 3 are also missing, and some third-party apps don't run anymore. Don't install it unless you're actually developing.

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  Reply # 320032 18-Apr-2010 20:31
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Also, keep in mind that no-body can speak about it, because they have to agree to a contract which mentions that.

See: http://www.eff.org/files/20100302_iphone_dev_agr.pdf

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  Reply # 320042 18-Apr-2010 21:09
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Oh, and for the love of all that's good, never install developer releases on your actual day to day phone. The purple screen of death isn't pretty, and the release is quite likely to be flaky.




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  Reply # 320046 18-Apr-2010 21:18
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codyc1515: Also, keep in mind that no-body can speak about it, because they have to agree to a contract which mentions that.

See: http://www.eff.org/files/20100302_iphone_dev_agr.pdf


people shouldn't speak about it but its not hard to find information about developer releases because information can be release anonymously




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  Reply # 320202 19-Apr-2010 12:46
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I'm running it on my iPhone 3G, not enough features to warrant signing up (no multitasking on 3G). Still quite buggy too

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  Reply # 320207 19-Apr-2010 12:53
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You can enable multitasking its just that apps don't support it at this stage




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  Reply # 320251 19-Apr-2010 14:53
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I'm running it at the moment and apart from the occasional app that won't launch, it's alright. Hate the app screen wallpaper, though.

Multi-tasking may be a blessing in the iPad, but I'm finding that it just drains the battery way too quickly. And having to manually close every single app is proving to be more annoying than useful.




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  Reply # 321273 21-Apr-2010 12:37
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Anyone upgraded to beta 2 yet? I've been reading that there's quite a few problems with it, just wondered if it was wide spread

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  Reply # 321276 21-Apr-2010 12:41
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Where did you read about the problems? I'm in the process of downloading it to try soon.




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  Reply # 321376 21-Apr-2010 16:51

Few problems fixed from b1, few more introduced in b2.. to be expected though there is a reason it is beta.

Nothing overly major - no screenshots, camera app freezes when taking photo, cant select a wallpaper but it wont set it (iPhone 3G).. (well I guess the camera one is fairly major for some - but this beta is deffinetly not for a day to day device)

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  Reply # 321462 21-Apr-2010 21:07
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System: You can enable multitasking its just that apps don't support it at this stage


Not on a 3G you can't.  Multitasking won't work on iPod Touch 2G or iPhone 3G.  OS 4 won't work on iPhone (Gen1) or iPod Touch (Gen1).  All features are enabled on iPod Touch 3G or iPhone 3GS.




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