IOS4 is Officially OUT on iTunes

The long awaited IOS4 Apple’s new mobile operating system is out for downloads. Just plug in your iPod touch or iPhone and click check for update and your ready to roll.

Important Note Only for Jailbreakers: If you want to upgrade go right ahead. However, be warned that the current Jailbreak is beta version of redsn0w 0.9.5 which can only Jailbreak (at the moment) the iPhone 3G and iPodTouch 2G. Unlocking the iPhone 3G with this Jailbreak is unknown to my knowledge.

So if you don’t have any of the above devices you’re out of luck and you’re just going to have to wait for the latest Jailbreak release because there are none. My advice to you is to wait a little and have some patience for the devs that got you all the goodies to your iPhone or iPod Touch.

How to backup:

If you want to go ahead with this update here is a tut on how to backup your contents like notes, contact list, calender and game saves via iTunes. Note: Make sure that you download the latest iTunes to get the update.

1. Plug in your device.
2. Select your device in iTunes.
3. Hold the alt key and right click on your device a pop-up window should appear. You should be able to see the word Back-up. Click it. Your now backing up your stuff on iTunes. That’s it.

Backing Up Purchased Applications

1. Plug in your device.
2. Click file > Transfer purchases. (Make sure that you are the authorized user to authorize iTunes to backup on the computer your using and your done.


Just plug in your device, hold the alt key again, right click and select the word “Restore”. Done.

5 thoughts on “IOS4 is Officially OUT on iTunes

  1. I thought we can only install it on Iphone 3gs !

    3g are getting a mini version of the ios4 !

    there are actually a group of developers working on a similar version of ios4 for the iphone 2g

  2. Yup the IOS4 is for all devices but there will be some features lacking with the older models from iPhone 3g down and iPod Touch 2G down.

    Interesting, I would love to see the dev team who are working on the custom IOS4 for the iphone 2g.

  3. copy pasting features

    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
    – 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
    – 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.

    For feature descriptions and complete instructions, see the user guides for iPhone and iPod touch at:

    For more information about iPhone and iPod touch, go to:

    To troubleshoot your iPhone or iPod touch, or to view additional support information go to:

    For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

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