iOS 4 for the iPhone and iPod Touch is finally here, and we have been testing it out and checking out all the new features in iOS 4 to see how well it performs.
One of the major new features in iOS 4 is multitasking, now you can switch easily between multiple applications without having to close each one down, this feature works really well, and is definitely a huge improvement over the previous version of iOS.
Folders is another new feature in iOS, you can now organize all your applications in separate folders, this is a great feature, meaning that you don’t have to have lots of pages of the iPhone Home screen and all your applications can be organized by time, for example all the games in a games folder and all the utilities in a utilities folder.
Another new feature in iOS 4 is the ability to change the home screen wallpaper, as well as the lock screen, although this is a small feature, many people will welcome this as it give the the ability to further personalize your iPhone.
Email has also had a major upgrade in iOS 4, there is now a unified inbox that lets you see messages from all your accounts in one inbox and you can also manage emails by threads and open attachments in third party applications.
iBooks is also available in the iPhone and iPod Touch in iOS 4, it works exactly like it does on the iPad, you can browse and purchase books from the iBooks store and then read them on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
One feature that will be welcomed by many users in the ability to use a Bluetooth keyboard with your iPhone or iPod Touch, as many people would like to use a physical keyboard, and this works exactly like it does on the iPad and is very easy to set up.
The iPod feature in iOS 4 now lets you create your own custom play lists from the music stored on your iPhone, without having to hook your iPhone up to iTunes.
Overall, iOS 4 for the iPhone and iPod Touch is a great upgrade to the previous version, and it makes my iPhone 3GS feel like a new phone, and we suspect it is going to be even better on the new iPhone 4.