The new iOS 4 is out as of yesterday on June 21 with many of new cool features. I actually missed it yesterday but waited no time to have my iPhone updated as soon as I heard the news.
The total update process went pretty smoothly without any surprises, despite the famous fact that it took all most about 2 hours to finish, including the time spent on upgrading iTunes to 9.2 which is the required version to be able to do the iOS upgrade. Most of the time were actually spent on backing up my data on the phone and restoring them back once the upgrade is done.
It looks nice, very nice. Why? Because,
- I can make folders on the screen to get my apps more organized.
- I can view all my emails from all my accounts in a unified inbox.
- I can review emails in by threads.
- I can write and save notes to different email accounts.
- I can zoom in up to 5x when taking the pictures.
- I can do emails with less mis-spellings.
- I can send apps as gifts to my friends.
- I can view pictures based on the locations.
- I still can do tethering just like before.
However, because I am still on a 2-year-old iPhone 3G I don’t have one most expected feature with my phone. Yes, the multitasking is only available on iPhone 4 and 3GS. To be honest, I do miss it because I use radio app from time to time but on the other hand, it’s true that the old hardware on 3G probably won’t be able to handle that much load when multitasking is on.
I have been warned that the performance on 3G with iOS 4 sucks so I am crossing my fingers hoping I won’t suffer that much so I won’t have to make one step back.