Apple releases iOS 4 for iPhone, iPod touch

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Apple has released iOS 4 for the second- and third-generation iPod touch, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS. The fourth major release of Apple’s mobile device operating system—previously called iPhone OS—the new software provides over 100 new features or enhancements, according to Apple. Among these are multitasking, folders, customizable backgrounds for the Home screen, a unified inbox for the Mail application, more fine-grained control over Location Services, support for Apple’s new iAd mobile advertising platform, and support for iBooks 1.1 on the iPhone and iPod touch. Several of the features—most notably multitasking—require more advanced hardware and are therefore only available on the iPhone 3GS and third-generation iPod touch, as well as future devices such as the iPhone 4. Interestingly, iLounge editors have seen a dialog box experienced when updating a second-generation iPod touch, warning not to “interrupt the update, which may take an hour or longer to complete” that was not seen when upgrading an iPhone 3GS. The iOS 4 update for the second-generation iPod touch weighs in at 315.0MB, the iPhone 3G update is 292.1MB, the third-generation iPod touch download is 366.4MB, and the iPhone 3GS version is 378.0MB. iOS 4 for the iPhone and iPod touch is available for download now via the update feature in iTunes, and will be coming to the iPad this fall.

Update: iOS 4 for the iPhone 4 is a 579.3MB download, more than 200MB larger than any of the other iOS 4 install bundles.

  1. after updating my itouch 2g like 5 times for like 5 hours each i waited 14 entire hours and it still wasnt finished backing up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i gave up on the update like a week ago for that reason, i had already taken off most of my apps, and all my songs, videos, and podcast before i tried backing it up for 14 hours i dont no if i ever want to try to update my ipod again

  2. I’ve tried several times to upgrade my 2G 32 MB iPod touch but keep getting an error message saying that I will lose the contents on my iPod if I proceed. Will the content in my iTunes library still be OK and transfer everything back to the iPod?

  3. im updateing my freainds 2nd gen itouch and when i updated my one it deleted all my music, did that happen to eny one eles?…

  4. i updated mine last week and have used it a lot on ipod touch 3rd gen its a lot cooler than iphone 3.1 which i had before.

  5. Issues since upgrade: Ipod no longer has ability to reverse for 30sec. All photo orientations stuck on portrait.

  6. Add me to the list of 2nd Gen iPod Touch users who desperately want to know how to downgrade back to iOS3. I am encountering frequent freezes in both Apps such as Pandora and even the built-in music. Essentially the iPod no longer functions as an iPod. At least maybe if anyone who hasn’t upgraded and reads all these posts they will be smart enough not to “upgrade” their iPod into a paperweight.

  7. it’s not fair that you can’t customize the home screen for the 2nd gen ipod touch , my friend has the 3rd gen and he can costomize the home screen, thats the only reason i dowloaded the update

  8. I have installled on my ipod touch the new version 4.0. For some reason I can’t see my photos. They are in my ipod, I did the sync with the computer. It shows that i have 200 photos, but the screen stays black when I clic on the photos. Anybody can help?

  9. I have just downloaded the new iOS4 to both my iphone 3G and 2nd Generation ipod. It seems to be fine on my iphone but my ipod is having issues! The ipod says that I don’t have a connection when it has all four bars and in setting says that it is connected? Ii also will not let me add any movies or TV shows back to it? I have reset it several times and restored it and it still is messed up!

  10. I have had nothing but problems since I upgraded my 2nd gen iPod touch!

    Whenever I go into an App. it takes aages to load, then once it’s finally loaded (IF it loads at all, some jsut give up and take me back to the screen where I can select apps.) it usually crashes within a minute – as in it throws me out of the app. and takes me back to the select an app. view!!

    Has anyone else had this problem? Because it’s driving me crazy!

    Also my battery dies ever so quickly since the backup!

    Any tips??

  11. Glad I read comments here before upgrading.
    I’ll be sticking w/ my Jailbroken 3.1 2 8GB iPod. No need to upgrading.
    I’ll reconsider when it’s easier to jailbreak iOS 4.

  12. I dont get why i cant set a home screen wallpeper or do multitasking even thought i updated my ipod touch 3G to the iOS 4 software!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I am trying to download 4.0.2 for my iPod Touch 2G and it downloads in about 20 minutes but it won’t install onot my iPod. It will just stay there making no progress “backing up” for hours. I have tried 8 times to install it and have had no success.

  14. I have an iPod everytime I update it with iTunes I get this error (9) (20).can anyone help me figuire this out and I bwlive that the 2g iPod has a speaker built in right. Just help me please someone.

  15. I just purchased a 2nd genration ipod touch with 3.1 software but when I loaded it i tunes upgrades to 4.1. I have a JBL speaker dock system and now the ipod will not charge. Anybody having issues like me. JBL claims it is because I jave 4.1 software and that it is a known bug in apple sofgtware versiooin 4.0 and up. I am pulling my hair out trying to figure out what the problem is. Apple states no problems reports JBL claims major problems with 4.0 verison. HELP

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