Apple releases iOS 4.1 beta 3 for developers
You know the drill, if you're a developer and you want the latest, greatest iOS 4.1 beta 3 for your iPhone or iPod touch, head on over to Apple and get it.
No word yet on what, if any new features it might contain but we're still guessing we won't see anything too spectacular until Steve Jobs takes the stage for the annual iPod and iTunes event in September, and sh
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Fix my proximity sensor and i'll be happy..
Makes me wonder if they drag their heels on purpose so when they finally do release the fix, it's seems like a major feature!
Also, there should be a "quit all apps" button in the app switcher too.
And, fix the damn proximity sensor.
The new placement of the proximity sensor places the sensor directly over your ear now, and although the phone is pressed to your ear, the depth of your ear makes the sensor think that it's not being covered, thus the screen cutting on.
You can test this by making a call and hovering your finger over the sensor at different distances.
It's funny that when you are using the multitask bar all the rest of the screen is empty, shouldn't they take advantage of that and show the apps on the background using that space???? What good is opening an app from this bar ( when a bunch of apps are running ) when I just can go to the second screen of my phone and open it from there...
Oh, & can we pls stop acting like Android phones are perfect?! Their hardware & bundled software are by different companies & dictated by the carriers that don't have a clue about good design. Great to have a competing OS around, but you can bet there will be a major problem with an Android model or even the OS someday...every company has hiccups & plenty of projects/tasks to attend to that may prohibit immediate gratification of consumer gripes.
No UI can beat the "minimize,restore,close" UI for multitasking... I dont want to leave running every app I close... a "close" button needed. Also a "quit all apps" button is a must!!
Sorry for my english.
@Rhit - agreed as well... I wish Apple's implementation of multitasking was like the JB app 'Pro-Switcher'... Which I found way more intuitive... Gave an idea of what was running, and didn't require apps to be specifically written to multitask, like is needed in iOS4 - which is not true multitasking IMO.
I really don't see how Apple can ignore this issue. Yeah, the sensors may not function, but a unwitting web download should be able to break thru the sandbox this easy.
First we had to buy a bumper, now we have to buy a bluetooth. We will probably need virus protection soon since the sandbox is broken too.
How much are you willing to compensate for this device? When do you admit you got taken to the cleaners?
Apple had Pages in iOS Safari before Palm used the almost identical Card metaphor in webOS so they likely wouldn't have a problem if they chose to employ it for multitasking.
apple doesn't need Palm's patents for that. What would palm do? Sue? Apple sues right back.
2 - Rotate pics in photo app
3 - custom MMS/SMS tones
4 - Quick reply for MMS/SMS
It's not like the complaining does any good. Apple is going in their own direction and at their own pace and I can assure you they aren't combing the blogs to see what the small minority of iPhone users are complaining about. They have record sales of this device world wide and 95% or more of the buyers are happy with the device as is.
If the proximity sensor didn't work, why would you keep it for so long and not just return it? There are so many smartphones out there now I don't know why anyone would keep the iPhone if they are having so many problems? They even waived the restock fee on this and still you kept it.
Seriously, if you don't have an iPhone and are here just to Apple bash, then I feel sorry that you have such little to do with your life that you can blowing ranting about products you don't use. On the other hand, if you do have the iPhone and hate it, or can't live with the issues until they are ironed out, why haven't you moved on to the Android, or Palm, or WM, or whatever else you think is doing it better than Apple?