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Just updating my iPhone 3GS. It was released at 1pm EST from what I have read. In case anyone forgot today was the release date.
 

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I tried earlier today and didn't get it but just tried and am now downloading but its going slow!

Download size is 378 MB
 

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iOS 4 Software Update

This update contains over 100 new features, including the following:

• Multitasking support for third-party apps*
- Multitasking user interface to quickly move between
apps
- Support for audio apps to play in the background
- VoIP apps can receive and maintain calls in the
background or when device is asleep
- Apps can monitor location and take action while
running in the background
- Alerts and messages can be pushed to apps using
push and local notifications
- Apps can complete tasks in the background
• Folders to better organize and access apps
• Home screen Wallpaper*
• Mail improvements
- Unified inbox to view emails from all accounts in one
place
- Fast inbox switching to quickly switch between
different email accounts
- Threaded messages to view multiple emails from the
same conversation
- Attachments can be opened with compatible third-
party apps
- Search results can now be filed or deleted
- Option to select size of photo attachments
- Messages in the Outbox can be edited or deleted
• Support for iBooks and iBookstore (available from the
App Store)
• Photo and Camera improvements
- 5x digital zoom when taking a photo**
- Tap to focus during video recording**
- Ability to sync Faces from iPhoto
- Geo-tagged photos appear on a map in Photos
• Ability to create and edit playlists on device
• Calendar invitations can be sent and accepted wirelessly
with supported CalDAV servers
• Support for MobileMe calendar sharing
• Suggestions and recent searches appear during a web
search
• Searchable SMS/MMS messages**
• Spotlight search can be continued on web and Wikipedia
• Enhanced location privacy
- New Location Services icon in the status bar
- Indication of which apps have requested your location
in the last 24 hours
- Location Services can be toggled on or off for
individual apps
• Automatic spellcheck
• Support for Bluetooth keyboards*
• iPod out to navigate music, podcasts and audiobooks
through an iPod interface with compatible cars
• Support for iTunes gifting of apps
• Wireless notes syncing with IMAP-based mail accounts
• Persistent WiFi connection to receive push notifications*
• New setting for turning on/off cellular data only**
• Option to display the character count while composing
new SMS/MMS**
• Visual Voicemail messages can be kept locally even if
they have been deleted from the server**
• Control to lock portrait orientation*
• Audio playback controls for iPod and third-party audio
apps*
• New languages, dictionaries and keyboards
• Accessibility enhancements*
• Bluetooth improvements
• Better data protection using the device passcode as an
encryption key* (Requires full restore.)
• Support for third-party Mobile Device Management
solutions
• Enables wireless distribution of enterprise applications
• Exchange Server 2010 compatibility
• Support for multiple Exchange ActiveSync accounts
• Support for Juniper Junos Pulse and Cisco AnyConnect
SSL VPN apps (available from the App Store)
• More than 1,500 new developer APIs
• Bug fixes

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 3G
• iPhone 3GS
• iPhone 4
• iPod touch 2nd generation
• iPod touch 3rd generation (late 2009 models with 32GB
or 64GB)

* Requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 3rd generation.
** Requires iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4. SMS/MMS messaging and Visual Voicemail require support from your wireless carrier.
 

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My 3GS is now updated. It took about ten minutes to download the update and ten to fifteen minutes to update. It also downloaded and installed a carrier setting update.

Once installed I had four apps to update. Don't know if this is for multitasking since I understand that, for multi-tasking, apps must be updated (I may be wrong about that so don't quote me!) or it could just be a coincidence.
 

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I think you are right Hugh - I think apps need to be updated to make use of the multitasking. I have seen a few app updates stating the reason being iOS4 and multi-tasking.

From what you posted, it seems that only certain things will continue to run in the background controlled by the API provided by iOS4.
 

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Yup, I think Pandora Radio was the first app to go live that makes use of the new multitasking APIs.

Just noticed the 4.0 firmware for iPhone4 is 579MB! 200MB more than 4.0 for the 3GS. I wonder what all that extra stuff is for?

I also wonder when we'll even see some beta testing of 4.0 for the iPad.
 

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I finished installing. Folders are pretty good for organizing. I only have about 12 apps not in folders now.

Dissapointed that I can't get the iBooks app for my iPhone to install though. Maybe it is US only? The iPhone one I mean.
 

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The download itself didn't take long, but backing up my 3G is taking forever on my MacBook...
 

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So how do you know if an app is multi-tasking or shut off?

In the past, just opening another app shut the other one down.
 

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Dev's have to update their apps to support it. So if you get updates for your apps look at the OS version it has been tested on and the notes should tell you if it is Multitasking aware.
 

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The backup of my 3G phone is taking FOREVER ALSO. I don't even know if it'll be done in time for me to leave the office in 2.5 or 3 hours.
Yup, it's been well over an hour now. At least it's finished backing up. But when it did, the language was Russian!
 

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Dissapointed that I can't get the iBooks app for my iPhone to install though. Maybe it is US only? The iPhone one I mean.
Even if you could get the iBooks app, all that's available in Canada is free books already in the public domain. You can't actually BUY any books yet!

Do note that this is based on my experience with the iPad, which will get its iOS4 update most likely in the fall.
 

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I actually like the look of ibooks better than the other apps out there. I have added 4 books from my computer into the library and they look cool on the shelf. I wish we had better store support but the app works well and looks good. You just have to buy them online from somewhere else and add a step.

Speaking to the multi-tasking discussion; Angry Birds doesn't work with multi-tasking and it is the one app that truly needs to so I can answer a text and go back to it. It was, however, updated with level 8 today - for you Angry Birds fans out there.
 

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How do I change my Home screen wallpaper? I seem to only be able to change the Lock screen wallpaper.

Perhaps this is one of the functions not enabled for the 3G? A list sure would be nice...
 
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