Which iOS 4 feature are you most looking forward to?

TiPb’s done a HUGE iOS 4 feature walkthrough (seriously, every change we could find) but I’m still curious — which iOS 4 feature are you most looking forward to? Is it all about the multitasking? Were you desperate for folders? Game Center got you drooling? Bluetooth keyboard standing by?

With iOS 4 set to be released on Monday, June 21, there are only a few short days of anticipation left!

NOTE: We didn’t include FaceTime since that seemed bound to iPhone 4 and we had a separate iPhone 4 feature poll up including that yesterday.

Check your answer in the poll above, then tell us why in the comments.

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Hunter says:

Folders & Multitasking Even Tho Those Are Already Current JB Features

Hahahah says:

Umm. None until it gets jailbroken.

Geo Coldz says:

Maybe Folders? But I can't wait till a jailbreak is released so that I can get multitasking,

melb_guy says:

Folders, because it's the best new feature my iPhone 3G supports. Can't wait to upgrade to the iPhone 4 eventually.

Uska#IM says:

I'd love to multitask as much as anyone, and I want a wallpaper real bad... But I love my apps neat and organized so my main feature is app folders!

Mike says:

The headphone jack in my iPhone 3G is broken and only plays in my right ear, so I'd have to say left channel audio

Greyscale says:

It's all about the game centre, why aren't more people voting for that? It's gonna be awesome (hopefully).

rbiro says:

The desired feature really depends on the hardware platform.
I won't be upgrading until the fall so I have stick with my slow iPhone 3g. To me updated mail features are a nice addition. Unified inbox and multiple exchange accounts will be great.

Julio Escalante says:

I prefer that Apple improve about Telephone appLication, iImean more Phone tools and operator application, like GSM Cell Id, or Cell Information, Calls Filter, Access list Number filter using Digit by Digit. , and diferent GSM Code Apllication. Thanks,
Julio Escalante From Caracas, Venezuela.

Sausage Party says:

Anything that makes the iPhone more ready for the enterprise. They need to focus on this at some point to lure more companies into approving this device. As of right now they are not enterprise class.

Mitchell says:

All features apart from iAd. I have the GM on my 3GS now and I ain't going back!

lpiphone says:

Strong suggestion: implement "profile settings" depending on time and location. By example. If I'm home, turn off 3G and activate call transfer. Or, simple click to toggle Blue thoot.

Ben Gillam says:

for me on my 3g as it stands, the best features of ios4 (got it installed) are unified inbox and better calendar display, speeds up my working flow massivly.

Andrew H says:

Luc has great suggestion. Older Sony Ericsson phones have profiles. You can control ringtone, volume, forward call status, etc just by picking a status: home, meeting, work, or user created.
But if you could auto set profile based on location or time would be amazing feature.

Drake says:

Did you really nee to even ask? MULTITASKING. DUH.

fastlane says:

I'm bored with Multitasking and Folders, and I hate wallpapers. So, the spell check seems to be the biggest change for me, personally.
Yeah... I know, pretty dull, huh? ;)

Omar Little says:

How long do you guys think it will take to jailbreak 4.0? It's going to suck not having a jailbroken Jesus phone.

AlfredoP says:

Multitasking! The feature I've expected for a long time now... Though I'm "forced" to upgrade to iPhone 4 because it won't work with my 3G

scott says:

ATT's system working?? Actually being able to GET an iPhone 4?? I think we need to start there.

Redshirt says:

I just can't wait for iAds. I think that they'll really contribute to my experience on the iPhone. Yeah, not. :) Chalk me up for multitasking. I want to be able to watch a livecast (say for Justin.tv) and be able to switch to the browser to pull up a site and still listen to audio, then switch back again to get the video... Of course, it'll take some programming on their side.

Chatnoir80 says:

Folders and multitasking FTW!!

thekevinmonster says:

Folders and the Recent Apps thing. Multitasking is great, of course, but having played with iOS 4 on a 3rd gen iPod, I use folders and the recent apps switcher constantly.
Wallpaper will be nice, too.

TX Mike says:

@Macman101 "Speach to text!"
Maybe you should choose "spell check"

Louie says:

I'm looking forward to jailbreaking iOS 4 so I can use my jailbroken apps that really make my iPhone work the way it should i.e. iReal SMS, iFile and backgrounder (true multitasking).

Redshirt says:

You are assuming that those will work from the get go Louie. I suspect that even with jailbreaking, some of those apps need to be updated for iOS4.

Rudy says:

My phone is running the iOS 4 GM. That I installed using windows iTunes 9.2 the new features are suddle but nice. I can't find a hundred new features. By the way if you install on windows don't try and downgrade because you come close to bricking your phone.

Louie says:

@James I'm pretty sure that these apps will be ready to work with iOS 4. The jailbreak developers do have access to the iOS and I won't update my iPhone right away.

rbjkman says:

Not to get off the current topic, I checked my iPhone 4 preorder and it still says in progress is this normal?

KP says:

I'm torn between multitasking and the new mail features. I would say multitasking, except for the fact that it isn't open multitasking it's just more-than-before-tasking. It will still be useful, but it won't do all the things I was excited about getting in v.4.

Don says:

The biggest features I need are not in ios4... Here's hoping for ios5.
1) ability to change appointment alarm sounds to something audible.
2) pim/crm functionality that integrates email, SMS, calender. With groups.

GP says:

Well, seems like 57+% are going to be disappointed because its not real multitasking....hello android, here I come.

SamManning says:

I love Apples attention to detail they do the little things right like the sounds the phone makes and in their commercials the song choice is amazing it just makes me want more Apple products so glad I'm getting the iPhone 4

Bernard says:

I'm curious to see how the in-app texting will work,,will it b like ireal SMS or wut??

Plaz says:

I guess it's only me and comment #19, lol. I'm definitely looking forward to the spell checker and having access to the dictionary, probably one of my most frustrating things while typing on the iPhone. There are many words that don't get auto corrected.

HahahaHo says:

take out all periods cept where they belong
iphone 4.0 on 3gs….ur welcolme!!!

Rob says:

Definitiv Multitasking! Damit ist es das beste Handy auf dem Markt nach meinem Geschmack.

Sausage Party says:

Dude, calendering with Exchange appears to be improved. Doesn't show free/busy when setting up a meeting, but it does now show if users accepted a meeting or not. Wonder how many other small improvements are in there that nobody talks about because they are too worried about games and other stupid stuff. Enterprise functionality is something Apple needs to work on and needs blogs like this to pay more attention too.

Sausage Party says:

@GP, have fun resetting your phone all the time. There is multitasking, and multitasking done right. After living with a windows phone for years having to reboot the thing because of apps gone wrong I will never go back, nor will I torture myself like my friends who have Androids that run out of battery or have to be reset because of bad apps. Enjoy that android, I'll stick with something solid.

byross says:

PictBridge~ I went PictBridge.

Mrjr says:

Revised: Bluetooth keyboard support is brilliant. That was long overdue. I'm loving this little Think Outside Stowaway in ways I haven't in, what? 4 years?

Coral says:

I am amazed at all the talented Indie writers I've met so far!