IPhone OS 4 was released yesterday for
the iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod touch (second generation and third
generation). As previously
reported, this update bring some enhancements to the platform
including Apple's vision of multitasking on a smartphone, folders for
better app organization, iAds for in-app advertisements, and a
multitude of minor UI updates.
I've personally been using iOS4 on my
own iPhone 3GS since the Gold Master was released a few weeks and
generally like it. I still find the addition of folders a bit of an
afterthought and the multitasking menu is "just enough"
instead of having the typical attention to detail that Apple is known
for – webOS' “cards” system is still the best implementation
It's also readily apparent -- to me at
least -- that Apple has milked its UI design for the iPhone just
about as much as it can and it's time to inject some new life into
the mobile iteration of OS X. Perhaps Apple will reinvent the wheel
for iOS 5?
In other iOS 4 news, the Dev-Team has
announced that there is a beta version of redsn0w that that will
jailbreak the newly-released operating system on the iPhone 3G and
iPod touch 2G. The Dev-Team notes that "It’s still a beta, so
you’ll need to let Cydia reorganize, reload, and update after using
You can download the beta of redsn0w