Apple iOS 4 Features
While I was scanning the iOS 4 features from the Apple official site, I couldn't help but be amazed at how good Apple is in presenting its latest hardware and software products. Just the main page of the iOS 4 is enough to convince you that there are really exciting features in store for iPhone users once the iOS 4 goes out.
iOS 4 has 12 major features - multi-tasking, folders, better email management, ibooks, playlists, 5x digital zoom, tap to focus video, faces and places in photo, home screen wallpaper, gift apps, spellchecking and wireless keyboard support. Let's drill down to the details and discuss what each of these features has to offer to iPhone users.
Multi-tasking is a most wanted feature with almost all iPhone users since time immemorial. This was heightened when Google Android phones started coming out featuring, well multi-tasking capability. This could have probably contributed to Apple's decision to finally include this feature in iOS 4. So, pretty soon you'll be able to run third-party apps and switch between them easily and instantly without draining too much of your iPhone's battery juice.
The new iOS 4 also offers the ability to use folders, second to multi-tasking this is also another most wanted iPhone feature. In fact, the lack of this feature causes many iPhone users to jailbreak their units, because it opens up the ability to arrange apps into folders named by various categories. In iOS 4, this is now a reality.
The next new feature of the iOS 4 is better email management. And by that we mean having the ability to see messages from all your email accounts in one inbox. It will also let you organize messages by threads, open attachments in third-party apps and more.
iPhone OS 4 will also support iBooks. If you're an iPad owner, you must be using this app since day one. It's Apple's answer to the Amazon Kindle Store. It's an ebook reader and an ebookstore rolled into one app.
The new iPhone OS will also let you create music playlists, get closer to your subjects by 5x when taking pictures, tap to focus when capturing video, view photos by faces and places, change the background wallpaper of your iPhone home screen, send apps as gifts to your friends and relatives who also own an iPhone, check spelling when writing emails or notes, and pair a keyboard to your iPhone wirelessly via Bluetooth.
Overall, these 12 new features of the iPhone OS 4 are more than enough to make it the most anticipated software update to be carried out by Apple for the iPhone.