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In addition to announcing the new iPhone 4 at today's WWDC keynote event, Steve Jobs reviewed the upcoming iPhone OS, now known as iOS4. Previously announced at a special event in April, the OS update will include multi-tasking, a unified inbox, folders, and other features. Newly-announced today is the inclusion of Bing as an additional search engine option as well as the iBooks app, which is currently only available for the iPad.


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iPhone 4 has been declared Golden Master and will be publicly released on June 21st. It will be a free upgrade for existing iPhone and iPod touch owners, though depending on the age of your device not all features many be available. This is the first time that a major OS update has been free for iPod Touch owners.

Article Link: iPhone OS 4 Becomes iOS 4, Available June 21 for Free
 

CANEHDN

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I'm so excited for this. I want the new phone but this will hold me off. I hope it loads New York Times okay.

The update is free no matter what version of iPhone OS you have. Some features may not be available on some devices though. 3GS will have all features available.
 

Icestorm815

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So does the fact that the OS is free for ipod touch users prove that charging for OS 2 and 3 because of "accounting issues" is BS? :rolleyes:
 

brockm

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Where's OS X?

Am I the only one who noticed the conspicuous absence of any talk of Apple's laptops, desktops or OS X at all?
 

voidptr

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So does the fact that the OS is free for ipod touch users prove that charging for OS 2 and 3 because of "accounting issues" is BS? :rolleyes:

They changed the way they classify and report income from those devices a few quarters ago in preparation for this.
 

PatrickCocoa

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So does the fact that the OS is free for ipod touch users prove that charging for OS 2 and 3 because of "accounting issues" is BS? :rolleyes:

As someone involved in financial reporting, the accounting issues cited for causing the charges for the earlier OS updates were not BS.

There have been some very minor tweaks in those accounting rules recently, it sounds like Apple interpreted the changes to allow them to give the benefit (the upgrade to OS 4) without having to restate earlier earnings.
 

jaredmauch

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Wonder why they are waiting until June 21, when it's good enough to go Gold Master today?

To give the devs a chance to test with the GM version over the next few weeks?

I expect the same thing as happened in the past, it will be the GM image that you can get from your friends/peers that have dev access, and it will be identical to what is posted on the 21st. It will not require the same 'activation' (HW UUID) as betas, so you can be all "cool" with early-access. I expect to see torrents available later today of those dmgs.

Just expect some of your apps to be broken/not work perhaps, but if you're upgrading today/this week, you likely expect that anyways, so early-adopters away...
 

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iPhone 4 has been declared Golden Master and will be publicly released on June 21st. It will be a free upgrade for existing iPhone and iPod touch owners, though depending on the age of your device not all features many be available. This is the first time that a major OS update has been free for iPod Touch owners.

Article Link: iPhone OS 4 Becomes iOS 4, Available June 21 for Free

on the apple site:
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Compatibility
iOS 4 works with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 3G. Not all features are compatible with all devices. For example, multitasking is available only with iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.
"
(http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/)

I don't see iPod Touch listed there. And I'm guessing we won't see a new iPod Touch model either. I had been hoping to get an updated (cousin-of-the-iPhone 4 iPod Touch this summer with the back to school special.)

cue the price is right fail music.
 

zedsdead

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This is a logical step now that Apple has three devices that use the iphone OS. Hopefully Apple TV will be the fourth.
 

barny

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At last. Free for ipod touch users! I was hoping this day would come. Anyone want to speculate which features aswell as multitasking might be left out for 2nd generation ipod touch's?
 

Spock

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I don't see iPod Touch listed there. And I'm guessing we won't see a new iPod Touch model either. I had been hoping to get an updated (cousin-of-the-iPhone 4 iPod Touch this summer with the back to school special.)

cue the price is right fail music.

Apple has always used the back to school program to get rid of current stock, they have not offered a brand new iPod in the back to school program, not that I can remember anyway.
 

Beric

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Finally free for all. Will still wait for a jailbreak before upgrading though, and I may put off upgrading for 6 months. My current jailbreak does everything iOS4 does that I need. When apps start selling that require iOS4, then I'll think about upgrading.
 

oingoboingo

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I wonder if the gold master will run faster on the iPhone 3G than the current betas do. Hopefully a lot of debugging code will have been removed in the GM.
 
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