iPhone iOS 4 Ready for Download - My Favorite New Features

Published Monday, June 21, 2010 1:33 PM

Yeah the new iPhone OS 4 is finally out and ready to download. The Download released a little after 1 PM EST and is ready for download. It has been a long awaited update and has some great features. I thought I would talk about some of my favorite features and maybe some you didn't hear much about.


Multitasking is one of the most anticipated features of the iPhone since it came out and didn't have it. The way the new iOS 4 hands multitasking in such a way to prevent people from freezing their phones and killing their battery life. It will allow you to switch between application but will freeze the app when you leave. There will be special API's that will allow apps to do certain things when not in use. This is the best of both worlds, you get multitasking and battery life.

I am a big fan of the new folders feature. It will allow you to put your apps in folders to cut down on the space they take up. This will allow you to categorize your apps so they don't take up as many pages and allow you to find them faster.

New Mail Features

There have been several updates to the Mail program one of the best will allow you to view all your emails in one unified inbox, something I have been waiting for a long time. Another feature not talked a lot about is the ability to view emails organized in threads. Rather than having emails, in the same conversation, appearing separately on the page you will have the option to view them in thread form like so many email clients, like Gmail, do.

Home Screen Wallpaper
You can now put wallpaper on your home screen. The screen behind the buttons on iPhone has always been black, but now you can put your own wallpaper there to bring a custom look to your phone.

Camera Zoom
The new camera app on the iPhone will feature a digital zoom finally. There have been tons of apps that can provide this function but now it will be built into the main camera application.

Spell Checking
The new OS will have spell check something I will use a lot. If you read my blog you already know that. No more miss spelled words in my Facebook status updates for me. :)

Bluetooth Keyboard Support
Lets say you have a long email to write and you only have a bluetooth keyboard and an iPhone. Well now you can connect that keyboard to the iPhone and type up the email right there on your phone. A pretty handy way of getting work done on the go.

Oh, there are so many more great feature to the new iPhone OS 4, but there are too many to mention. There are over a 100 new features and the OS feels great, smooth, and fast. Go update your phone or ipod touch today.
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