As you know by now, iOS4 is out. Unlike when iPhone OS 3 was released last year, I am no hurry to rush home to download it. Why?
Because I have no iPhone to install it on. Rather, I don't have the right iPhone or iPod Touch to install it on. I am a guy but I can see this as an analogy where a girl has the perfect dress for a party but no shoes to go with it.
Are you one of the lucky ones? Well, I'll know on Thursday if my iPhone 4 order from Radio Shack came through as I hoped. And if get the call to go down and pick it up, I'll have the perfect dress and shoes to go to the party with.
Ah...that's if I was a girl. Which I'm not. I know nothing about dresses and shoes and match. Damn, I shoulda thought of a better analogy.
But for those if you who have a 3G or a 3GS version of the iPhone, I envy you. For everyone else, sorry. Apple is going to support officially us. Unofficially, I am waiting for jailbreak solutions.
And for slower iPhones like the 2G and 3GS (and older gen iPod Touches), if the jailbreak community does come through, the iOS 4 does have quite a bit to offer us.
Right off the bat, multi-tasking is pretty much out (yes, some have gotten it to work but I don't want to go there just yet). But other features like Folders is an immensely important feature. There are other subtle features like Spotlight searching the Internet and wireless notes syncing that I think a lot of users will appreciate.
I'll run through a list of great iOS 4 features that the rest of us can appreciate even if we don't have the right dress and shoes to go together. Yet.
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