Tuesday, June 22, 2010

iOS 4 Software Update

If you regularly connect and sync your Apple iPhone or iPod touch, then you'll notice that Apple just released the iOS 4 Software Update.  I've been playing around with iOS 4 and it's been fun to see some of the new features. My favorite new feature: Playlists. Create and edit custom playlists right on your iPod touch, and sync and display nested playlist folders from iTunes. iBooks is also great if you like to read on your mobile device.

There are a few caveats:
  1. Not all features are compatible with all devices. For example, multitasking, custom wallpaper, and Bluetooth keyboard support are available only with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the third-generation iPod touch (32GB and 64GB models from late 2009).
  2. Multitasking is available with apps that have been developed to work with iOS 4.
  3. Books are available on the iBookstore. Title availability is subject to change.
  4. Faces works only with iPhoto on the Mac.
Which iPod touch models will get the update?
  • iPod touch 2nd generation (late 2008) - but you won't get multitasking or some of the other features
  • iPod touch 3rd generation 32GB and 64GB (late 2009)

1 comment:

  1. Nice that Apple allows the update to work on all generations of the iPhone with this free update. More than I can say about other smartphone vendors.

    Granted, older iPhones (2-3 year old ones) won't be able to use all the new features, due to slower CPU in these devices.

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