iPhone 4 - features not described today

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  1. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Steve only mentioned about 8 of the key ones.

    I am expecting these, some should have been there since day 1, but who knows, I am just a dreamer:
    - screen orientation lock.
    - faster iTunes sync
    - wireless sync
    - being able to drag and drop, copy, delete, transfer from the iPhone to your computer and viceversa
    - on screen bluetooth/wi-fi/airport mode toggling

    In iPhone OS 3 there are some hidden features that are never advertised. This weekend I noticed that I can still be on a phone call and sync my iPhone in iTunes, isn't that something?

    What are the other ones?

    As I remember there was a thread of iPhone OS hidden features, is there one out there for iOS 4?
     
  2. Vinnie Madrox macrumors 6502

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    I'm hoping for 512mb RAM since he didn't mention the RAM.....
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Screen orientation lock is done in software unlike on the iPad. Just double click the home button and press the orientation lock icon.

    It's likely 256MB, since that's what was in the prototype. We won't know for sure until the iFixit teardown.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It will very likely be at 256MB RAM. I don't see Apple upping it just yet.
     
  5. secretanchitman macrumors 6502

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    same. the ipad is quite fast/speedy/lag-free with the A4 + 256MB of ram though, so :)
     
  6. Revomonster macrumors regular

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    Where is the orientation lock icon?
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    The iPad maybe lag free, but many apps for the iPad have thrown in the memory maxed out message. So 512MB RAM is needed now.
     
  8. William Gates macrumors 6502

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    not to mention the iPad wasn't built to multitask out of the gate.
     
  9. johng723 macrumors member

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    I believe that's a feature on iOS4
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Probably so, but Apple had the idea in OS 4 when the iPad launched. I bet they just said lets see how 256MB fairs in the iPad. Apple has traditionally started to use 1st Gen owners are scapegoats and beta testers to finish testing out and perfecting their products.
     
  11. Vinnie Madrox macrumors 6502

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    agreed. also, there's plenty of times on my jailbroken 3gs where i'm only showing 26-15mb of availible RAM......and that's only running 3 or 4 apps. Seriously, how hard would it have been to ramp it up to 512mb? they are lagging to the competition......usually i'm in the mindset that "specs aren't everything", but in this case, it's relevant.....
     
  12. McGiord thread starter macrumors 601

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    The orientation lock is in iOS 4 right?
    Does it work for any App?
     
  13. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    So the 3GS and iPhone 4 has the same RAM but iPhone 4 has a better processor?
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Curious isn't it? I bet the A4 has a faster bus still, making it even faster than the 3GS. For reference the previous iPhones (including the 3GS) have a 66MHz bus.
     
  15. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it locks in portrait mode (or default landscape for non-portrait apps).
     
  16. Diode macrumors 68020

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    Release notes from itunes 9.2 seems to address the faster syncing....

     
  17. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I'm hoping the hardware buttons can be used with the camera and I'm hoping MobileMe becomes free.
     
  18. Tones2 macrumors 65816

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    Obviously, the 100+ changes are due solely to iOS4 itself, not the iPhone 4 hardware. All of those iOS4 changes have already been well documented, including several he mentioned as his top 8, like iAd and iBooks.

    Sneaky yes, but that's Steve for you - making something out of nothing as always. :)

    Tony
     
  19. phrint macrumors 6502

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    What's up with 802.11n being only usable on the 2.4GHz spectrum? No 5GHz? I mean I am grateful it runs on 802.11n but limiting to the one spectrum seems odd. Anyone have knowledge as to why it may be this way?

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
     
  20. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Battery concerns and chip limitations perhaps? Remember 802.11g speed is throttled from 54Mb/s to 12Mb/s
     
  21. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    Itunes 9.2

    you can move complete pages of app's--
     
  22. The General macrumors 601

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    Must use more power. 5Ghz kinda sucks, anyway. In my experience, it has far worse wall penetration than 2.4Ghz. Won't a difference anyway, because like jav6454 said, the wifi speed is limited to begin with.

    Awesome. Are you able to create, modify or remove folders as well?
     
  23. rtztgue macrumors regular

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    any developers get the kit for iOS4 yet to tell us what it can do? One thing I am hoping for (yeah right!!! LOL) is more bluetooth control. But if Jobs sticks to his guns he will not allow that kind of control of "his" device. Would be nice to stream bluetooth or use the higher features of my car stereo system to control the media. Plus I really miss voice dialing. MY POS phone from 4 years ago had voice dialing.


    Fingers crossed.
     
  24. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    I can confirm, backups/syncs with os 4 are very fast. The long backups are finally gone.
     
  25. Daremo macrumors 68020

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    This isn't new.
     

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