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Unofficial iOS 4 for iPhone 2G is ready





iPhone 2G and iPod touch 1G do not officially support iOS 4. However there is a project called WhiteD00r that aims to bring iOS 4 functionality to iPhone 2G users with a custom firmware bundle.

This bundle is created by Matteo Morando and is based on firmware 3.1.3. It is built with PwnageTool. It incorporates several utilities to adds iOS 4 features such as multitasking, wallpaper, tethering, sms count, and more.

There are 3 different versions - Lite and Full for iPhone 2G and one for iPod touch 1G. Here is the complete feature list:

Take a look at video demo:


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Another Smartphone Launch from Apple - $99 iPhone 3GS



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Although it was for the most part overshadowed by the hysteria over the new iPhone 4, Apple had another “new” launch last week – the $99 iPhone 3GS 8GB with iOS 4 support.

Well, obviously it’s “last year’s model”, but just a couple of days ago it was still the best iPhone in the world quite capable of competing with much newer devices. Now with the help of iOS 4 iPhone 3GS supports folders, multitasking, and other cool features, and it’s only for $99.


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Twitter for iPhone now supports iOS 4



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Keeping up with the times, the official Twitter application now supports iOS 4 in its latest build. The program can now run in the background, and you’ll be able to send twits while working with other applications. Nor will you have to start the application all over every time you want to check on the latest events.

The app is free and can be downloaded here.




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Official iOS 4 changelog from Apple



Here's an official changelog for recently released iOS 4 for iPhone and iPod Touch:

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


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Apple released iOS 4 for iPhone and iPod Touch



Apple has just released iOS4: the highly anticipated operating system update for iPhone and iPod Touch. The update is free for both iPhone and iPod Touch. Some functionality is limited for some models. For example multitasking will not work on iPhone 3G.

You can download iOS 4 now by connecting your device to iTunes and hitting Check for Update. The other option is to download it directly. Here are the links:

iPhone 3GS

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iPhone 4

iPod Touch 2G

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For other earlier models, like iPhone 2G, there is no iOS 4. The version for iPad is on its way. Stay tuned.




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Learn iOS4 in 10 min: video quick-start guide



If you just want to know about all new iOS4 features quickly here's a great video that introduces iOS4 in 10 minutes. iPhone 3GS is used in this video. If you have iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G you won’t get the multitasking.

Let's watch:

via tipb

UPDATE: Learn iPhone 4 in 10 min: video quick-start guide




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WWDC 2010: Full keynote video is available now



Apple has published the entire WWDC 2010 keynote video. It is available via Apple website (in QuickTime format) and via official Apple youtube channel:

Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces iPhone 4, with FaceTime, Retina display, multitasking, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, and HD video recording and editing. All on the world's thinnest smartphone.




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iPhone OS 4 Beta 3 - Orientation Lock, iPod Controls Panel, File Transferring Added



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Lately Apple has released a third beta of the iPhone OS 4. It is specified as build 10M2247 and available for registered developers. Previous beta release was issued two weeks ago. The situation looks familiar as last year iPhone OS 3 had also gone through 5 beta cycles before it was publicly announced.

Currently the new update is unavailable due to installation problems, but those of the developers who successfully downloaded and installed it have already revealed what's new in the release.


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Multitasking in iPhone OS 4 beta 2



Apple added new and beautiful animation for multitasking in the latest firmware 4 beta 2. Here's how it looks like now:




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Firmware 4.0 Jailbreak with active multitasking on iPhone 3G



A few hours ago iH8sn0w posted a tweet that he is able to run jailbreak on the new firmware 4.0 beta 1. DarkMalloc, another developer who worked on the project, has just released new video that shows firmware 4.0 jailbreak on iPhone 3G:

The interesting thing, besides the presence of Cydia and MobileTerminal, is the possibility to have multiple applications open at once. That means that multitasking on iPhone 3G can be enabled. Officially Apple doesn't want to activate this functionality on iPhone 3G, just iPhone 3GS and later devices.


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iPhone OS 4.0 Is Finally Revealed



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Apple's iPhone OS 4 event ended just few hours ago and now we finally have fresh information about the upcoming operational system.

So the main idea claimed by Jobs was that it has seven tent poles. Here they are:


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iPhone OS 4.0 To Be Released on Thursday



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Yesterday Apple announced it will introduce iPhone OS 4.0 at 10 a.m. on April, 8. The company had already sent invitations for the event, which will be held at the Cupertino campus.

The new verison of OS is rumored to have full multitasking support. Current 3.1.3 version allows only Apple-developed applications running in the background. Some sources have additional information about better app management, landscape mode and a new home screen.

Released on April, 3 the iPad runs an iPhone OS 3.2, which is only compatible with the new device.




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Another Rumor On The Next iPhone Features



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A popular tech pundit John Gruber from the DaringFireball.net web-resource laughs at today's WSJ rumor about two new iPhone models coming this summer. He points at the lack of information in the article and hints at the features that he seems to know about:

"...And they have no actual details of the next-generation iPhone. Nothing. Not the A4-family CPU system-on-a-chip. Not the 960 × 640 double-resolution display. Not the second front-facing camera. Not even the third-party multitasking in iPhone OS 4."

Well, the multitasking and front camera were suggested before. But the higher resolution display is something new.




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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010. 10:16

Developers found multitasking support in iPhone OS



Developers have found references to multitasking in iPhone OS SDK files. The below mention of a "multitasking dialog box" is just one example:

Actually many different Apple's built-in applications already multitask. For example, phone.app, iPod.app, Safari.app, Mail.app, etc. so theoretically, the dialog box in this case could refer to current functionality.




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"Come see our latest creation" Apple iTablet Event Live Meta-Blog



Here is our live blog from Apple's event:


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