New in iPhone OS 4: The Full App-by-App Breakdown (Updated)

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Apple debuted the beta version of iPhone OS 4 yesterday, announcing a collection of new features and additions to its prior iPhone and iPod touch applications. Based on photos and details submitted by an anonymous source, we’ve compiled a full app-by-app breakdown of what’s changed in iPhone OS 4. Updated! This article has been replaced by Instant Expert: The Secrets & Features of iOS 4, as well as our full review of iPhone OS 4 / iOS 4.

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Home Screen + Multitasking. The iPhone OS 4 Home Screen now supports user-selectable wallpaper, accomplished by adding a drop shadow to all of the icons and text that used to appear on black backgrounds. As with the iPad, these drop shadows move as you scroll through pages of applications. Apple has also changed the look of the iPhone and iPod touch bottom-of-screen dock to resemble the one found on the iPad, complete with icon reflections, a shift back to the look Apple introduced briefly with the first-generation iPod touch.

 

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Though icon changes were initially spotted for only a couple of applications, it turns out that many of the icons have received very subtle tweaks that suggest Apple has done a complete re-drawing of the icon set, potentially for higher-resolution displays. The changes have in many cases added sharper lines to prior designs, such as the gears of the Settings icon and the rays of the Weather icon’s sun, but have also in some cases increased the color or contrast of small details in the icons. See, for example, the Voice Memos icons, the Mail and Safari icons, and the Photos icon.

 

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Multitasking is now accessible on 2009 iPhone and iPod touch models by double-tapping the Home button; you can no longer use double-clicking for the camera or other features. When you switch to the multitasking interface, the screen shifts upwards and the home screen application icons fade out to silhouettes, revealing a hidden tray of four additional icons at the bottom of the screen. They’re shown against a dimpled gray backdrop. You can scroll to reveal more programs that are running by swiping to the left or right. You can stop running applications in the multitasking tray by tapping and holding down on the app icon and then hitting a circle and – button that appears in the corner, similar to the process for deleting an application from the device.

 

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Folders have been added to the Home Screen, represented as rounded square icons with up to nine little miniature icons inside. You create a folder by dropping one icon on top of another, which brings up a dimpled background that looks like the Multitasking dock—hidden under your selected wallpaper, which has been sliced in two pieces and shifted up and/or down to make temporary room for the icons in the folder. The folder starts with the genre name of whatever the first app is inside; you can rename the folder with a pill-shaped text field that appears above the icons. Up to 12 icons can be stored in a folder.

 

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When any application receives a push notification inside of a folder, it’s now indicated on the Home screen with an ! alert, rather than tallying multiple applications to aggregate a number.

 

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Lock Screen. Seemingly unchanged except – for now—an odd duplication of the clock when music is playing on the locked iPhone; the clock now appears both in large numbers and in smaller ones inside the status bar at the top of the screen. This may be a sign of repurposing the lock screen somewhat for background applications.

Phone. Apparently unchanged for now. Third-party VoIP applications now use a similar bar at the top of the screen to indicate that a call is in progress, however.

 

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Mail. Opening mail to the inside mailbox view looks the same as before in portrait or landscape, but backing up to your multiple mailbox view has changed. Now Mail aggregates the contents of all of your inboxes into one master inbox, letting you back out from that inbox to separate inboxes and individual mail accounts instead. Choose an individual account and you see all of the mailboxes—outgoing, inbox, drafts and any additional folders.

 

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An optional threaded view has been added to show multiple messages that are part of the same conversation, each indicated with a double chevron arrow with the number of threaded messages alongside it. When sending photos in an e-mail, you can choose different scaling images to make the message smaller.

 

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When reading messages, you can now see a tiny image from your Contacts for people who you know, as is the case on the iPad version of Mail. Additionally, when you go to share content from your iPhone or iPod touch—a video from YouTube, a photo, and so on—but then stop before sending the e-mail to share it, the device now asks you whether you want to keep the e-mail as a draft, or delete it.

 

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Entire e-mail threads can be deleted at once, indicated via a (x) number when deleting a message, and GMail can be Archived rather than Deleted.

 

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Safari. “Google” has been replaced next to the keyboard’s space bar with the word “Search.” Ouch.

 

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iPod. The iPod application now supports playlist folders and sub-folders created in iTunes. A setting lets you turn lyrics and podcast info off if you’d prefer not to see them on the Now Playing screen. On-The-Go Playlists have been replaced, sort of, by a feature that lets you create a new playlist—basically the same feature, except you can now choose a name for it right from the start. You can also edit, clear, or delete any playlist on the device, including ones synced from iTunes. The contents of albums are now displayed by the iPod application with extra duration, release date, and artist information, plus a shuffle button and album art.

 

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The iPod app is otherwise apparently unchanged at this point, and still does not yet support AVRCP for Bluetooth remote control of the device.

 

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Messages. Messages now has a search field.

 

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There’s also a character count in the settings menu as an option for Messages, which currently only appears after you’ve typed three lines of text in cellular mode.

 

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Calendar. The Calendar application appears to be mostly unchanged for now, not bringing in much of the new aesthetic or functional improvements introduced on the iPad, with a few exceptions. You can now select to show multiple calendars at once, of different types; previously, it was show all or show one.

 

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Additionally, you have the ability to turn on a Birthdays calendar, which is auto-generated from information in your Contacts list, and change the calendar that an event appears on.

 

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Support for Google Calendar is also included for GMail accounts.

 

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Photos. Now has iPhoto ‘09 Faces and Places support, letting users sync collections of photos based on the person identified in the shots, just like the iPad. Places is supposed to show the map locations of geotagged images, but currently crashes when it’s trying to load a map. Photos also adds “rotate” as an option so you can get the orientation of a picture correct before e-mailing or uploading it.

 

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Camera. The Camera application now has digital zoom capability; you can pinch or tap-and-hold to activate the digital zoom feature, and a slider appears on screen to let you set the zoom level. Not surprisingly, the results look crummy. Tap to Focus has been added to video recordings. Support for a hardware-based flash has been discovered by developers probing the iPhone OS 4 code.

 

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YouTube. Small cosmetic change shows “No videos” when nothing has been found by the Search feature. Apart from the Mail-related searching change mentioned above, the app otherwise appears to be unchanged for now.

Stocks. Apparently unchanged for now.

Maps. The terrain view added to Maps on the iPad is not available in the iPhone and iPod touch version of the Maps app. Only one obvious change has been made: the compass icon has changed to the Northeast-pointing arrow icon used for Location Services.

Weather. Apparently unchanged; still no widescreen mode.

Voice Memos. Apparently unchanged for now.

 

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Notes. Notes now supports wireless syncing with multiple accounts. Syncing appears to be supported for any IMAP-based Mail account, rather than being a MobileMe-specific feature. Consequently, though the app now starts with a yellow notepad, you can tap backwards once to see a list of notes, and backwards again to see a list of accounts to separately create and sync notes. A system-wide spellchecker feature is obvious here, as incorrect words now appear with red underlines.

Clock. Apparently unchanged for now.

Calculator. Has the most conspicuously updated Home Screen icon, but otherwise appears to be unchanged.

 

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Settings. Location Services has been expanded to turn off or on specific applications’ access to GPS data. Now that note synchronization is available, icons have been added to all of the features that can be synced with a server, including Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Bookmarks, and Notes with MobileMe, and fewer with other types of servers. You can also choose what types of information to synchronize from a given service.

 

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A more complex Passcode Lock has been added, with a user-selectable alphanumeric passcode option. This was previously available only through the iPhone Configuration Utility designed for Enterprise users.

Cellular Data can now be turned on and off, independent of 3G cellular phone support.

 

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Quite a few changes have been made to Accessibility in iPhone OS 4. A new feature called Large Text now enables fonts to be radically increased in size to the user’s preferred scale.

 

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Support for VoiceOver Phonetics and Pitch Change have been added to the iPhone and iPod touch, having previously appeared on the iPad. Braille Devices can also connect to the iPhone and iPod touch, as well. In Zoom, a modest language change has been made to the description of how to adjust the zoom level.

iTunes Store. Apparently unchanged for now.

App Store. Apparently unchanged for now.

 

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Compass. The core functionality of this application appears to be unchanged, though oddly, the targeting reticule icon appears for only a split second, then disappears; a possible bug. Activating the compass brings up the new Location Services icon within the top-of-screen status bar, a Northeast-pointing arrow, as does any app that requests Location Services.

 

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Nike + iPod. Wireless syncing of Nike+ data has been added, enabling a runner to send stored run information directly through Safari to the Nikeplus web site.

 

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Game Center. A new dedicated icon that will handle game matchmaking online for iPhone and iPod touch users. It can tell you instantly whether your friends are online, let you see requests from friends to play with you, and show you how many games you’ve played, with additional status in the form of achievements for games to come in the future. It will be able to send you Push Notifications, as well.

iChat? Reports indicate that various hints of an iChat application, including videoconferencing support, have been found in iPhone OS 4. Whether this application will replace Messages for some iPhones or add to it is currently unknown.

Languages and Keyboards. Apple has increased language and keyboard support fairly dramatically across a number of different settings screens, ranging from the addition of a few new languages to new Region Formats, keyboard layouts for both Hardware and Software Keyboards, and Voice Control. Support for AZERTY and QWERTZ software keyboards has also been added, along with Bluetooth keyboard support—including support for the same iPod controls, screen and volume controls that work with the iPad. There are lots of screen shots below showing the changes.

 

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Spotlight. Now asks you if you want to search the web and Wikipedia, optionally.

 

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  1. @EkDor (#59, #60): you can install a custom APN profile. Go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz (the site has nothing to do with unclocking btw) with your iphone while in wifi and follow directions to get “Fake APN profile”. Once successfully installed it will block access to cellular data. When you want to restore the functionality, go to Settings – General – Profile and remove it. I have been using this for some time and it works very well.

  2. “turn by turn guided navigation in Google Maps”

    Developing turn by turn with google maps is explicitly prohibited in Google map API’s agreement. Only Google is allowed to do that.

  3. Haven’t seen anybody make the connection yet, so I’ll put it forward here…

    The option to turn cellular data on or off only makes sense under one condition – when your cellular plan does NOT have unlimited data. Couple this new iPhone OS feature with AT&T’s option to have a metered data plan on the iPad and the rumor that a Verizon iPhone is coming and we may be looking at some pretty major changes to the iPhone data plan landscape.

  4. @steve S (#45) & Home Screen (#48): It doesn’t appear so.

    @andy (#49): User-selectable SMS notification sounds have been available for a while. If you’re referring to the ability to use custom ringtones, that’s unclear but I somehow doubt it. Since custom ringtones can be up to 30 seconds long, there’s no much sense in using one for an SMS notification.

    @Javah1 (#51): I know what you mean, and I have the same problem. Unfortunately, it seems to be Apple’s approach that they not only want their own apps to do this, but actually as many third-party apps as possible. Apps have been rejected in the past from the App Store for not providing notifications when no network connection is available. The goal here is obviously to cater to the least common denominator of user, who may not fully understand why they can’t get new e-mail when they’re in the subway.

    Mike11 (#52): Since the very first iPhone SDK, Apple has strongly recommended that developers “save state” when the app exits and restore that state when it opens, so that the user can return to where they left off. All of the well-designed apps in the App Store already do this, and in many ways this has made up for the lack of true multi-tasking support. Consider what happens if you get a phone call in the middle of a game or other app: If you decline the phone call, you’re fine as that’s just a pop-up notification, but if you actually answer the call, then the current app is exited and the “Phone” app is loaded to handle the phone call. In most cases when you reload the game or app you should already be where you left off, as the developer should have written it to write its current state before exiting (I believe apps have 5 seconds to “clean up” when they exit). I’ve already played with apps that don’t do this, and it’s quite annoying — such apps rarely last long on my iPhone, particularly if they’re complex games.

    Multitasking shouldn’t change this dramatically, as the requirement will still be for the app to save at least the important part of its state to non-volatile memory before it exits, as most already do. The difference is that the app will remain in RAM such that it loads slightly faster when you return to it. If the iPhone OS needs to terminate a RAM-resident app because it’s running low on memory, the saved state should still be able to return you to where you left off in exactly the same way that apps work now.

    The risk will be those developers who rely on the multi-tasking to preserve their app’s state, rather than following Apple’s existing guidelines and taking care of it themselves. It is possible, however, that Apple may enforce the saved state requirements now as a prerequisite for multitasking support and will reject apps that don’t behave well due to the potentially confusing user experience.

    Apple…

  5. I installed iPhone 4.0 on my 3G and found that 3G users are unable to set a “Home Screen” image. We are only able to set the Wallpaper.

    Wierd? Why would they not allow 3G users to add a Home Screen?

  6. I know this is perhaps silly, but I really want to change the sounds associated with the unlock slider… Is that now possible in 4.0?

  7. If I’m not mistaken, it does look like the weather icon on the home screen shows current temp? I believe current OS only show 73 degrees, your screen shot shows 23 degrees… Did I miss something?

  8. The changes to the Calculator app have nothing to do with showing up better with a background, and everything to do with the look of the icon.

    The calculator icon had the white rim around the icon, but that style is now applied to Folders. Thus, the Calculator icon removed it’s white rim and put the math symbols flush together.
    Which, frankly, looks spectacularly better as is.

  9. @EkDor (#59, #60): you can install a custom APN profile. Go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz (the site has nothing to do with unclocking btw) with your iphone while in wifi and follow directions to get “Fake APN profile”. Once successfully installed it will block access to cellular data. When you want to restore the functionality, go to Settings – General – Profile and remove it. I have been using this for some time and it works very well.

  10. Does the “part of a compilation” now work?? I know the items marked as part of a compilation in iTunes show up in the “compilations” section on the iPhone, but on other iPods (the classic, Nano, and most previous iPods), you can turn compilations off on the iPod so they don’t show up under the artists – this helps keep your artists filter much cleaner, avoiding any “one hit wonders” or any other artists that you want to designate as part of compilation in iTunes from cluttering your list on the iPod.

    Since I don’t see the option to turn this on in the settings under iPod in the screen shots, I’m guessing this still doesn’t work correctly. Is this correct??
    Thanks!!

  11. Also – does the new create playlist feature work like in iTunes – can you create a smart playlist that meets selected criteria?? Or is it simply an on-the-go playlist that you can now simply edit the name of the playlist?

  12. This is an amazing list of bugs and shortcomings in the iPhone OS, something I’ve never seen all in one place.

    Apple does a great job, and their apps have a lot of polish. But the comments on this post prove just how hard it is to get everything right for everybody. Keep pushing, people!

  13. If I’m not mistaken, it does look like the weather icon on the home screen shows current temp? I believe current OS only show 73 degrees, your screen shot shows 23 degrees… Did I miss something?

  14. Does the “part of a compilation” now work?? I know the items marked as part of a compilation in iTunes show up in the “compilations” section on the iPhone, but on other iPods (the classic, Nano, and most previous iPods), you can turn compilations off on the iPod so they don’t show up under the artists – this helps keep your artists filter much cleaner, avoiding any “one hit wonders” or any other artists that you want to designate as part of compilation in iTunes from cluttering your list on the iPod.

    Since I don’t see the option to turn this on in the settings under iPod in the screen shots, I’m guessing this still doesn’t work correctly. Is this correct??
    Thanks!!

  15. Also – does the new create playlist feature work like in iTunes – can you create a smart playlist that meets selected criteria?? Or is it simply an on-the-go playlist that you can now simply edit the name of the playlist?

  16. This is an amazing list of bugs and shortcomings in the iPhone OS, something I’ve never seen all in one place.

    Apple does a great job, and their apps have a lot of polish. But the comments on this post prove just how hard it is to get everything right for everybody. Keep pushing, people!

  17. @Scott Wood (#81): As the current release is only the first beta, it’s impossible to say for certain whether this will be a permanent limitation or is only a temporary bug. Keep in mind, however, that the iPhone 3GS and third-generation iPod touch do use a newer graphics chip as well as containing twice the RAM.

    @John H (#82): I haven’t seen any evidence of this, and from what I’ve heard even the new mail sound cannot be changed, so I wouldn’t hold my breath. You can, of course, turn the lock sound off completely — that’s been there since the beginning.

    @d-bone (#84 / #85): I agree that the lack of a “Compilation” option in settings is not encouraging, but it’s possible Apple has either enforced this setting by default or may not have changed it yet. Remember that this is only the first beta.

    It would appear that the create playlist feature is simply an on-the-go playlist that you can name. Considering how dodgy Smart Playlist support has been in the iPhone OS over the past year, I’m not sure I’d want the ability to create and manage Smart Playlists on the iPhone right now — I’d much rather they fix the existing problems before creating new ones. 🙂 That said, the ability to edit/update any existing playlist on the device looks like it will be interesting and useful.

    @pk1 (#86): The article above indicates that the Phone app is unchanged at this point.

    @Me, Myself, iMe and I (#89): According to the article, the Calculator itself hasn’t changed — only the icon on the home screen. This is probably why there aren’t any screenshots floating around — if it’s exactly the same as in iiPhone OS 3, then it’s pretty uninteresting.

    Natanel (#90): The languages are already shown in the article — there are six screenshots showing the language options available for the keyboard. I suspect that like iPhone OS 3, the “World” button only appears if you have added more than one keyboard layout/language, and the options will simply be those keyboards that you’ve specifically added. The complete list in the images above which represent all the languages that you [i]can[/i] add is probably more useful than the shorter list that would appear showing only those that have been specifically configured.

  18. Nice review. Here are some suggestions for developers:

    – Allow to switch between multiple open tabs/pages when browsing with Safari by simply swiping left or right (2 fingers for example).

    – Fix the orientation of pictures imported from Sony Ericsson phones or Olympus cameras in Photos. If the picture was rotated from the phone or camera, its orientation is lost on iPod (tag not recognized, even though OK in Preview)

    – Allow opening more document formats from Mail (non QuickTime movies, etc)

    – Add common accented letters and apostrophes to French keyboard

    – In App store, allow rating reviews and search for the most useful ones to weed out useless comments from kids

    – Propose spellchecker once text is typed in Mail and others

    – When double-clicking a column of text to zoom it, prevent accidental clicking of links within text

    – Allow to block orientation of page with simple action when browsing while lying horizontally

    – Improve search for wifi networks to show signals by strength and open status first (like many apps such as eWifi do)

    – When user has two computers, allow to OK both to prevent loss when syncing

    – Allow a SimpleText app to save documents and make a PDF out
    Thanks

  19. Also — will there be the ability to put a passcode on accessing created folders? Seems like that would be a great way to do some easy kid-proofing…

  20. I agree with Ward (#57), Radium56 (#63), Kurt (#77) and PK1 (#86): we need Auto-rotate lock, deleting of individual entries in Recent List, and ability to sort Notes alphabetically or organize them in folders or categories.
    Two more: A button to cancel an outgoing sms/mms when you notice a typo or you are sending it to the wrong person.

    Also, a quicker way to turn on/off bluetooth, which as is, is a dangerous task if done while driving.

  21. @Scott Wood (#81): As the current release is only the first beta, it’s impossible to say for certain whether this will be a permanent limitation or is only a temporary bug. Keep in mind, however, that the iPhone 3GS and third-generation iPod touch do use a newer graphics chip as well as containing twice the RAM.

    @John H (#82): I haven’t seen any evidence of this, and from what I’ve heard even the new mail sound cannot be changed, so I wouldn’t hold my breath. You can, of course, turn the lock sound off completely — that’s been there since the beginning.

    @d-bone (#84 / #85): I agree that the lack of a “Compilation” option in settings is not encouraging, but it’s possible Apple has either enforced this setting by default or may not have changed it yet. Remember that this is only the first beta.

    It would appear that the create playlist feature is simply an on-the-go playlist that you can name. Considering how dodgy Smart Playlist support has been in the iPhone OS over the past year, I’m not sure I’d want the ability to create and manage Smart Playlists on the iPhone right now — I’d much rather they fix the existing problems before creating new ones. 🙂 That said, the ability to edit/update any existing playlist on the device looks like it will be interesting and useful.

    @pk1 (#86): The article above indicates that the Phone app is unchanged at this point.

    @Me, Myself, iMe and I (#89): According to the article, the Calculator itself hasn’t changed — only the icon on the home screen. This is probably why there aren’t any screenshots floating around — if it’s exactly the same as in iiPhone OS 3, then it’s pretty uninteresting.

    Natanel (#90): The languages are already shown in the article — there are six screenshots showing the language options available for the keyboard. I suspect that like iPhone OS 3, the “World” button only appears if you have added more than one keyboard layout/language, and the options will simply be those keyboards that you’ve specifically added. The complete list in the images above which represent all the languages that you [i]can[/i] add is probably more useful than the shorter list that would appear showing only those that have been specifically configured.

  22. Can u make a screenshot of the new calculator? I was looking for it in the whole web, but i didn’t find it 😀

  23. Nice review. Here are some suggestions for developers:

    – Allow to switch between multiple open tabs/pages when browsing with Safari by simply swiping left or right (2 fingers for example).

    – Fix the orientation of pictures imported from Sony Ericsson phones or Olympus cameras in Photos. If the picture was rotated from the phone or camera, its orientation is lost on iPod (tag not recognized, even though OK in Preview)

    – Allow opening more document formats from Mail (non QuickTime movies, etc)

    – Add common accented letters and apostrophes to French keyboard

    – In App store, allow rating reviews and search for the most useful ones to weed out useless comments from kids

    – Propose spellchecker once text is typed in Mail and others

    – When double-clicking a column of text to zoom it, prevent accidental clicking of links within text

    – Allow to block orientation of page with simple action when browsing while lying horizontally

    – Improve search for wifi networks to show signals by strength and open status first (like many apps such as eWifi do)

    – When user has two computers, allow to OK both to prevent loss when syncing

    – Allow a SimpleText app to save documents and make a PDF out
    Thanks

  24. Also — will there be the ability to put a passcode on accessing created folders? Seems like that would be a great way to do some easy kid-proofing…

  25. I agree with Ward (#57), Radium56 (#63), Kurt (#77) and PK1 (#86): we need Auto-rotate lock, deleting of individual entries in Recent List, and ability to sort Notes alphabetically or organize them in folders or categories.
    Two more: A button to cancel an outgoing sms/mms when you notice a typo or you are sending it to the wrong person.

    Also, a quicker way to turn on/off bluetooth, which as is, is a dangerous task if done while driving.

  26. Can u make a screenshot of the new calculator? I was looking for it in the whole web, but i didn’t find it 😀

  27. What are the changes in the phone app. Can you now for example delete single phone calls in the “recent” list?

  28. Are you seeing anything that would indicate that Apple is going to allow the user to choose a background color for folders when they create a new folder? I think this would make differentiating folders must easier.

    It would also be great to be able to change the font and font size when looking at iPhone Notes, like you can do in iBooks on the iPad. The current italicized font they have chosen is unique, but not easy for me to read.

  29. Are you seeing anything that would indicate that Apple is going to allow the user to choose a background color for folders when they create a new folder? I think this would make differentiating folders must easier.

    It would also be great to be able to change the font and font size when looking at iPhone Notes, like you can do in iBooks on the iPad. The current italicized font they have chosen is unique, but not easy for me to read.

  30. I would like to see bulk delete of email when checking from the inbox. As of right now, you can only bulk delete all messages from the trash only.

  31. I would like to see bulk delete of email when checking from the inbox. As of right now, you can only bulk delete all messages from the trash only.

  32. Please, please tell me that you can now set a calendar alert for more than two days ahead of an event! Pleeeease…

  33. Now that iPhone 4 has finally given us folders, the feature I would most like to see on the iPhone is:

    Folders. Real, actual folders that we can put more than 12 things into, folders into which we can put sub-folders and sub-sub-folders, if we so desire. The option Apple has given us is not really folders, but Small Piles Of Stuff.

    I’d like an OS X-like folder model, where I can simply create a new folder and stuff things into it. Or I can make a Smart Folder, where I can group items that match certain criteria. Allow me to add multiple keywords to my apps and use those keywords as criteria for Smart Folders. This would allow me to launch an app from several different Smart Folders. I can keyword my bank’s app with Finance and Daily, so it will appear in Smart Folders that group together all my finance apps and in another “Daily” folder with my apps—such as weather and newspaper apps—that I want to check every day.

  34. Please, please tell me that you can now set a calendar alert for more than two days ahead of an event! Pleeeease…

  35. Now that iPhone 4 has finally given us folders, the feature I would most like to see on the iPhone is:

    Folders. Real, actual folders that we can put more than 12 things into, folders into which we can put sub-folders and sub-sub-folders, if we so desire. The option Apple has given us is not really folders, but Small Piles Of Stuff.

    I’d like an OS X-like folder model, where I can simply create a new folder and stuff things into it. Or I can make a Smart Folder, where I can group items that match certain criteria. Allow me to add multiple keywords to my apps and use those keywords as criteria for Smart Folders. This would allow me to launch an app from several different Smart Folders. I can keyword my bank’s app with Finance and Daily, so it will appear in Smart Folders that group together all my finance apps and in another “Daily” folder with my apps—such as weather and newspaper apps—that I want to check every day.

  36. 12 apps in a folder are you kidding me?! My ipod is jailbroken now and i have categories and my games folder has like 40 in it!!!!!!

    Also i think that the app icons were better in 3.0 than 4.0, especially calculator. Hopefully this is jailbreakable though…….

  37. 12 apps in a folder are you kidding me?! My ipod is jailbroken now and i have categories and my games folder has like 40 in it!!!!!!

    Also i think that the app icons were better in 3.0 than 4.0, especially calculator. Hopefully this is jailbreakable though…….

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