iOS 4 device compatibility - can your iPhone and iPod touch be upgraded?
During yesterday's WWDC 2010 keynote, Steve Jobs announced that iOS 4 will be a FREE update for all devices, and the iPhone and iPod touch version will be released on June 21 (iPad version is still slated for fall). The main features include multitasking, folders, spellcheck, unified inbox with threaded messages, iBooks, Bluetooth keyboard support, and custom wallpaper. (Be sure to check out our iOS 4 preview for more details!)
iOS 4 is available for the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and the 2nd and 3rd-generation iPod touch. On the other hand, the original iPhone 2G and 1st-generation iPod touch will not be able to upgrade to iOS 4, and as with every big software release, some devices will not get all the new features.
Multitasking, custom wallpaper, and Bluetooth keyboard support are only available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the 3rd-generation iPod touch.
In the past, iPod touch users had to purchase big software releases for $9.99. Not this year. iOS 4 is a FREE upgrade for iPod touch. This is huge news for our iPod touch wielding users.
If you use an iPhone 3G or 2nd-generation iPod touch, do any of these missing features entice you to upgrade? If so, do you plan to go big and upgrade to iPhone 4; or do you upgrade to the iPhone 3GS at the new amazingly low price of $99? iPod touch users, are you thrilled to be able to upgrade for free, or do you believe it should've been free all along?
Let us know in the comments below!
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just one more year, and I will have iterated my whole family through iPhones :)
and the upgrade being free for my iPod touch is sweet, but I'd have gladly paid the $10 again for the update.
So it's just 3G misses on Multitasking and Bluetooth support!! Do anyone of you noticed 3G missing any other feature?
JUST GIVE ME MULTITASKING!
@Shirley Whitecotton there was huge pressure for apple to change form factor and they did with staying true to the roots of the iphone lets keep in mind they still all sport 30 pin connectors but of course you would have to get a different case but apple doesn't benefit from that case makers do.
@ other complaints for older devices just jail break you will get some of the features but it will be noticeable slower and less battery life i have a 3gs and performance aint bad but battery life is noticeably lower. i think Apple has struck a nice balance here and other then that the only downer i have to agree with @islandboi we need a new notification system boxcar is great but with mail and text messaging i would like to see a more elegant solution, which i am sure they are working on.
Especially considering your battery life must be half of what it was when you purchased the phone 2-3 years ago. For $199 you get the latest and greatest and a 1 yr mfg warranty.
Stop being cheap people, if you're posting on tipb, you probably love your iphone as much as we all do.. Treat yourself already!!
I will skip the ipad this year get one next year.
What I have found with apple it's best to skip a year if you can hold out they only do big update's every two year's so I will pick up a new MacBook pro and ipad next year and get the new iPhone 4 this year but skip it next year
sucks in my opinion. Anyone else feel the same?
June 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm
Does anyone know if iOS4 will enable 802.11n on iPod Touch 3rd gen?
It will not. If the hardware isn't there, and in this case it isn't, then no software will help you.
I'd say time to buy a new ipod, you can't just expect everything for free Apple is a company run to make a profit not your best buddy.....
1) i should be able to get a wallpaper im pissed off now!
2)apple should do some better advertising with there generations, it clearly says, (current generation)
What a bummer, I would be willing to pay the 9.99$ just to get all of the features.
So lack of hardware does not provide reason to think iOS4 doesn't bring 802.11n to iPod 3g. Does anyone have any further comments on this?
-----> No, iOS 4 doesn't enable it.
I tried to join my AirPort Express after putting it into "N-Only" mode; the network is now visible vs. not showing up at all in "N-Only", like before, however beyond being able to view the network now, Apple did not enable the 802.11n capability on the 3rd Generation iPod Touch :/ ----it just says "Unable to join the network _______" .....as usual.
Crash and fail. There is a major issue with compatibility and unfortunately apple seems to not want to deal with it. I don't have 600+dollars to grab up an i4, so now I just have a pretty useless iPhone.