iOS4 set to be unleashed onto Apple iPhone today

Darren Allan

June 21, 2010

Apple is set to push out its OS 4 for the iPhone and iPod touch, just ahead of the iPhone 4 launch on Thursday.

The new operating system is expected to arrive later this afternoon (if the buzz on the Internet is correct), and will give existing iPhone 3GS and 3G customers some juicy new features to play with.

Top of the list, of course, is the introduction of multi-tasking, so you’re no longer confined to running a single program.

Other benefits include improved folder and email management, and the introduction of iBooks, plus a load of minor tweaks like the addition of a 5x digital zoom and built-in spell-checking for Mail, Notes and other apps.

There are over a hundred changes in total, and while most of them are minor by nature, it’s undoubtedly a comprehensive set of tweaks.

Apple’s decision not to specify a time of release itself may be something to do with trying to keep the server load down. If there was an exact time everybody knew, it would ensure the rush to grab OS 4 would be all the more of a bandwidth crush.


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