(Soon to be) Complete list of new features in 4.0

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lyhte, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. lyhte macrumors member


    Jan 27, 2008
    I remember someone doing a list like this back when 3.0 came out. Hadn't seen it yet so I thought I'd start it this go around. There are apparently 100 new user features, let's try to list as many as possible. Here we go.

    1. change wallpaper
    2. Unified inboxes
    3. Spell check
    4. 5x zoom in camera
    5. Tap to focus in video camera
    6. Multitasking
    7. Folders
    8. Zoom text for messages, mail, etc.
    9. New dock (not really a user feature but I like it :D )
    10. Birthdays in calendar app
    11. Rotate camera roll photos
    12. Photos organized by albums, faces, events and places
    13. Character count for SMS
    14. iBooks
    15. Control location services for each app
    16. Spotlight search will give Safari or Wikipedia as an option
    17. Passcode lock can now be a word or numbers
    18. Create playlist in iTunes app
    19. Game center app (not functioning right now)

    That's all that I've come up with so far. What else have you guys found out there?
  2. RichL macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Don't think I have found anything else not on your list. Is the animation for Icon fade different? i.e when you unlock phone or close an app? They come from all directions (diagonals).
  3. Slayerboym88 macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2007
    What about changing the SMS alert tones? I'm really sick of having the same sms tone as 40 other people in my office, which is the only non-annoying tone from which to choose.
  4. trajen macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2008
    Ability to multitask (iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 3G only)
    5x digital zoom
    Tap to focus video
    Bluetooth keyboards
    Multitasking VOIP API
    App-specific location settings
    Game Center Social Network
    Ability to categorize Apps into folders (now have up to 2,160 apps instead of 180)
    Faces in Photos
    Places in Photos
    Home screen wallpaper
    Gift Apps
    Spell Check
    SMS character count
    iPod Out
    Playlist creation
    Nested playlists
    Advertising via the iAd network
    Sync IMAP notes
    Birthday calendar
    Persistent Wi-Fi
    Wake on Wireless
    Cell data only setting
    CalDAV invitations
    Recent Web Searches
    Top Hit in Search
    Upload workouts to Nike+
    Resize photos
    Larger fonts in Mail, SMS & alerts
    Edit from Outbox
    Note syncing with MobileMe
    Search SMS/MMS
    Nested playlists
    Unified Inbox
    Support for multiple Exchange accounts
    File & delete Mail search results
    Mail updates
    SSL VPN support (both Juniper and Cisco)
    Enhanced data protection
    Wireless app distribution
    Mobile device management
    Enterprise support updates
  5. gescom macrumors regular


    Dec 31, 2007
    Westerville, OH.
    Multiple Exchange Accounts
    Local Notifications
  6. ichrisers macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2009
    ugh no "wow" things i mean its a big change for iphone users but its all been done with other phone .. nexus one anyone

    i-c :apple:
  7. Menge macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2008
    I have a birthdays calendar on my iPhone on 3.X
    Granted, I believe it came from iCal when it automatically created it from my contacts.
    This will now be generated automagically on the iPhone?
  8. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    You do know that posting this is against the TOS of the 4.0 beta, right?
  9. JPark macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2006
    I don't know if they all came from the Keynote, but I recognize a lot of those as being things listed on the slide but not discussed in the presentation. The one I'm most excited about is the Note Syncing. Finally! (And about time.)
  10. JPark macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2006
    Wake on Wireless?

    Any thoughts on what Wake on Wireless would be used for?
  11. wovel macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2010
    These are arguments are getting very tiresome. The biggest problem with the Nexus One.. No one wants it because it sucks. Just because you have a feature does not mean anyone wants to use it on a terrible platform. The reason these feature updates are significant is because they are on a mobile used a loved by a large enough use population to make them a compelling place for real application developers to focus their attention.

    Besides the fact I could point out at least 10 things (faces and places for 2 easy ones) on the list nexus one does not do, but it is not worth the time, and you will just say those features don't matter.
  12. rtabdo macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
  13. lonnielove macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    More like EVO 4G?, OS4 does nothing for me, I wanted sms tones and email tones. Damn apple what is so hard about that.
  14. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    Does anyone recall the warning when changing a contact's photo is? I read it and no longer recall what it said - something about syncing. Now, whenever I change my photos, they automatically go to the thumbnail size instead of the full screen caller ID.
  15. JPark macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2006
    Agreed. I'm actually surprised at how many similar posts I've seen in the forums. The iPhone 3GS came out 9 months before the Nexus 1 did, so of course the Nexus 1 is gonna have some new features. Products leap frog each other all the time. This summer the iPhone will have a new model with those features as well as some new ones. That's just how technology advances.

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