FILE - This file photo taken June 7, 2010, shows the new Apple iPhone 4 in San Francisco. On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, the first day Apple and AT&T started taking orders, buyers reported problems. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) (AP)

Apple releases iOS 4 for iPhone

The new operating system is here but it won't work on all phones and it won't come to iPad until fall


Jamie Kapalko
June 22, 2010 12:35AM (UTC)

The iPhone 4 doesn't come out for a couple more days, but Apple worshippers are appeasing their cravings early by downloading iOS 4, the new mobile operating system for iPhone, iPod Touch, and, in the fall, iPad. Tech-xhilirating!

The new features of iOS 4 have been heavily documented. There are folders to organize apps and improvements in Mail. There's iBooks for your palm-sized shopping and reading experience. And of course, there is glorious, glorious multitasking.

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So who gets to play with iOS 4? Wired has provided a helpful breakdown. iPhone 3GS, third-generation iPod touch, and iPhone 4 are fully compatible with the operating system. iPhone 3G and second-generation iPod touch are mostly compatible but can't do multitasking. And owners of the original 2007 iPhone and iPod Touch can't use iOS 4 at all, but they do deserve a pat on the back. Seriously, people, you haven't broken that thing or dropped it in a toilet yet?


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