Archive for April, 2010


iPhone OS 4.0 (beta) First Impressions

I’ve been playing around and using iPhone OS 4.0 over the weekend and find it to be much better, apart from a few bugs and applications not supporting the new developer features yet the update is welcome. The first thing I noticed however was a bug that prevents me from connecting to my home 802.11n WIFI.

The new folders have allowed me to cut the number of pages from 12 to 5 with everything nicely organized into the type of application. The multitasking is a feature I’ve been long awaiting although at the moment none of the third party apps support it as Apple isn’t accepting OS 4.0 apps to the App Store a the moment.

If you use more than one mail account on the iPhone, like I do, the new unified inbox will be more than welcome. With iPhone OS 3.0 I would get an email and wonder where it was this was because the message wasn’t sent to the account for my current mailbox, now I get everything from all 3 accounts in one inbox I can get through email so much faster on the phone and don’t put things off until I can get to a computer.

The Mail application now also offer different sizes when sending images, allowing you the choice of send or quality. The iPod has a new album page, Messages now has an optional character count and there are some more subtle, nice little changes.

With beta 2 just around the corner hopefully these little quirks will be worked out.