iOS 4, finally a sneak peak

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lozpop, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. lozpop macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    Finally we got a sneak peak of iOS 4 — 4.2 precisely — for our beloved iPads.

    Out in November, Multitasking and Folders features are going to have the same user interface of the iPhone version, and this could be a little downside for a lot of users.

    I was very surprised not to see a new key feature for that big screen.
    Do you think we have to wait 'til iOS 5 to see a real mobile computing OS for this new "mobile computing" device?

    Anyway, at least we are now sure that we'll have Multitasking — you know that a lot of users were claiming that iOS 4 would have been fully available only for the second generation iPad.

    So, what do you think?
  2. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    I saw a key new feature, it was called printing. On top of what's in iOS 4, that's exactly what I wanted.
  3. petvas macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    It looked actually very nice. I really can't wait!
  4. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

    Don Kosak

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hilo, Hawaii
    There are already tons of features in the IOS 3.2 line that haven't shown up in IOS 4.1x.

    There are a bunch of UI elements like Split View and Popovers, Vector graphic stuff (bezier curves, etc), tons of new text handling API's (how do you think iWorks Pages and Numbers does its stuff -- not possible in 4.1x.)

    All of these features are on the iPad now, and not available on iPod Touch or iPhone iOS 4.1x.

    It's possible that iPhone and iPod touch people won't get those features until well after November.
  5. lozpop thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    Indeed. That's really cool.
  6. f00f macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2009
    New Yawk
    FWIW, the developer site is down (the "membercenter" area, which is where we find all the betas) --

    Hopefully this means there will be a 4.2 beta shortly. :D
  7. lozpop thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006

    Also I've noticed new icons in Safari (see the attachment).
    And here the webpage dedicated to iOS 4 on the iPad:

    "100+" features. Hopefully there will be new surprise?

    Attached Files:

  8. 88Keys macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2007
    Congruency is great. I kid :D
  9. GadgetAddict macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    This is awesome but I'd really like to see some more features, you know, get surprised!! But there's some time till November...
  10. lozpop thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    Yeah, the webpage about iOS 4.2 for iPad is really cryptic and "tiny". I hope for new cool features.

    For example, one feature I really miss is the possibility to search for a text in the webpage I'm visiting — and this will be included! But no mentions at the event, so maybe there will be some new features in time for November.
  11. Frazer19 macrumors member


    Jul 17, 2010
    Broken Britain
    100+ new features?

    someone on here list all 100+ new features
    i can only see a few.
  12. brett429 macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2009
    Ok, stupid question, but I'm at work and couldn't watch the stream, so I've only picked up bits and pieces.

    Something was mentioned about not all devices being eligible - for what?

    I just want to make sure my 16GB Wifi iPad will, in fact, be getting 4.2. Thanks!
  13. lozpop thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    Calm down, every iPad will have the full iOS 4! ;)
  14. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    No no, that's referring to Original iPhone and 1G Touch won't get the 4.1/4.2 update because they didn't get the 4.0 update. Your iPad will get 4.2
  15. f00f macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2009
    New Yawk
    Well the developer site is back up, no 4.2 beta. Just the 4.1 GM Seed. :(
  16. lozpop thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    Now a hot question:
    Now that we know for sure that iOS 4 for iPad won't have new special features — except wifi printing — and will have the same Multitasking and Folders interface and concept ... WHY it took and it's still taking SO LONG to be launched?
  17. GadgetAddict macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    I thought we just talked about this. We DON'T know for sure that there are no new features! Jobs introduced a couple, a "sneak peak" but that won't probably be it!
  18. Maziar macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    Can't wait :d multitasking,folders,printing,air tunes and maybe even more features.
  19. lozpop thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    Yes ok, this is true, but usually a sneak peak show the best features, as Jobs did at the April iOS event: he showed Multitasking and Folders.

    Anyway, I'm still hoping. :)
  20. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    I doubt the iPhone and iPod Touch will ever get split views and popovers, as those UI elements only make sense on a larger screen. I'm also pretty sure that Core Text is available in iOS 4.0.
  21. Liam8 macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2009
    There is a way to have a find button for iPad on Safari, I have it. Having said that i forget how i did it. I'll find you guys a link!

    The Way I did it

    You guys will have to do some working it out on your own, I remember it not being as straight forward as the website said.

    I believe its easier to make the bookmark on your computer then sync it over to your iPad. :)
  22. lozpop thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2006
    Yeah I found this javascript trick too, very useful.
  23. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    Why wait until November? Plenty of the alternative browsers like Atomic already have this feature built in. Besides, even Safari is already capable of it.

    These are "bookmarklets", little snippets of Javascript that will add a ton of functionality to Safari. I've been using them since about a week after I got my iPad--some three months ago. Found out how in a search on this forum, in fact, and found the linked site which makes them super easy to implement posted in the iPhone side. Use it direct from the ipad or iphone in Safari, no computer required. And no jailbreak required.

    Edit--we all had the same idea at once, I see!
  24. Pat123 macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2009
    One interesting thing is that iOS 4.2 is coming for all iOS devices and not only for iPad! It isnt like iOS 3.2 which was iPad-exclusive. Probably a step in the right direction towards unification of the code-base of iOSes for iPhones and iPads.

    One immediate advantage I can see is that we will have the same set of APIs for all devices, which would probably mean that jailbreak apps would work on all iOS devices once 4.2 comes(ofcourse, not considering the graphical aspect of the apps, only the code)! It may mean goodbye to incompatible cydia apps that run well on iPhone but not on iPad.
  25. ElCidRo macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    I was very disappointed with the iPad sneak-peak. I was really hoping they are taking all this time to make something better for the ipad in terms of menu customization (not just folders) and multitasking (expose, or somekind of resizing windows thingie).

    Nothing new, I will wait for iPad 2 for sure. :(

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