iOS4

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    Jun 22, 2010 12:03 PM GMT
    Anyone download and refresh their iPhones with iOS4 yesterday? I haven't had too much time to mess around with it, but it seems to be a bit faster and streamlined.

    I can't wait to check everything out when I get the iPhone 4! I just got an email from apple stating that I will actually get my iPhone on the 23rd, which is a day earlier than the published release date! SOO EXCITED!
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    Jun 22, 2010 3:31 PM GMT
    Works pretty good so far, I'm currently typing on my iPhone 3GS running OS4. However I was told that some of the feautures were not available for iPhone 3G like multitasking and custom wallpaper.

    PS -1: Finally thanks to the new folders system I managed to reduce my 8 pages apps library to only 2. Can't believe they took this long to create damn folders

    PS -2: As usual the update took FOREVER! Like over an hour backing up and installing.

    PS - 3: iPhone4 stillnot available for Canada
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    Jun 22, 2010 3:33 PM GMT
    I put everything into folders now, and I just have one page for apps icon_smile.gif my OCD got a workout last night ;)
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    Jun 22, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    staticpulse saidI put everything into folders now, and I just have one page for apps icon_smile.gif my OCD got a workout last night ;)



    It's got some bugs, I've found a couple. The most annoying is that my app shows that I have new emails (three this morning, up to 10 now) but I actually don't. I can't seem to get them cleared. Also, I have music that was sycned fine to my phone before, but they won't copy back to it now with iOS4. My entire Bob Marley collection, sadly, even though it was purchased through iTunes or copied legally from CDs, after restarting, resetting, reloading... they will not go on my phone! It's maddening, I gave up. I expect a bug fix soon. It's sad because I usually wait a few weeks to do these updates but didn't this time.

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    Jun 22, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    DjDorchester said
    staticpulse saidI put everything into folders now, and I just have one page for apps icon_smile.gif my OCD got a workout last night ;)



    It's got some bugs, I've found a couple. The most annoying is that my app shows that I have new emails (three this morning, up to 10 now) but I actually don't. I can't seem to get them cleared. Also, I have music that was sycned fine to my phone before, but they won't copy back to it now with iOS4. My entire Bob Marley collection, sadly, even though it was purchased through iTunes or copied legally from CDs, after restarting, resetting, reloading... they will not go on my phone! It's maddening, I gave up. I expect a bug fix soon. It's sad because I usually wait a few weeks to do these updates but didn't this time.



    That's bizarre. I have been using iOS4 since beta1, this is beta5, and have never had an issue syncing my music...
  • EricLA

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    Jun 22, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    I have an iPhone 3G, but it does look like I have the Wallpaper option. I'm afraid to play with that, though.

    I'm loving the long-overdue folders. Yesterday I had about 8 pages of apps, today 2. SOOO much better, I can't tell you!

    The download for me was problematic. It seemed to hang during the backup section of the upgrade. After a few tries over the day, I found a few sites that suggested this for 3G owners:

    Download the update, but do not click Install.

    Assuming your iPhone went through the backup process when you plugged it in, click Restore. This sounds scary, but as long as your unit backed up, all your data and settings should return as they were.

    After installing the new iOS 4, your phone will start to add all your applications and content. This will take a while, but a fraction of the time I spent messing with the original Update.

    Can't wait to get the iPhone 4 on Thursday!! Wish I managed to select the delivery option during the pre-order, some people are already receiving their iPhones today.
  • EricLA

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    Jun 22, 2010 7:22 PM GMT
    n8698u saidOkay, maybe I’m being too paranoid here…but I noticed a change to the policy when I upgraded the software last night. I had a sneaking suspicion that it would be something like this, but I agreed.

    Deep down I had a feeling they have been collecting data for a long time. Maybe iPhone users should pull a “quit iPhone day,” like others did for Facebook.


    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/06/apple-location-privacy-iphone-ipad.html

    Apple Inc. is now collecting the "precise," "real-time geographic location" of its users' iPhones, iPads and computers.

    In an updated version of its privacy policy, the company added a paragraph noting that once users agree, Apple and unspecified "partners and licensees" may collect and store user location data.

    When users attempt to download apps or media from the iTunes store, they are prompted to agree to the new terms and conditions. Until they agree, they cannot download anything through the store.

    The company says the data is anonymous and does not personally identify users. Analysts have shown, however, that large, specific data sets can be used to identify people based on behavior patterns.

    An increasing number of iPhone apps ask users for their location, which is then used by the application or even uploaded to the app's maker. Apps like the Twitter application Tweetie and Google Maps make frequent use of location data, either to help the user get oriented geographically or to associate the user's action with a specific location (as when a tweet is geotagged).

    Apple says in its privacy policy that it uses personal information to "improve our services, content, and advertising."

    On Monday, Apple also rolled out its new advertising platform, iAd, for the latest version of its iPhone operating system (iOS 4). The company may well be integrating the location information into its advertising system -- for instance, to help local shops sell coupons to users in the neighborhood.

    The update to the privacy policy did not specify which partners or licensees Apple will share the data with or how long the data will be kept. The only proprietary application it mentioned in relation to the data collection was the "Find My iPhone" app that helps users recover lost phones.

    Apple did not immediately return a request for comment.

    Here's the passage in question:

    To provide location-based services on Apple products, Apple and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used by Apple and our partners and licensees to provide and improve location-based products and services. For example, we may share geographic location with application providers when you opt in to their location services.

    Some location-based services offered by Apple, such as the MobileMe “Find My iPhone” feature, require your personal information for the feature to work.

    [Updated at 4:11 p.m.: As some readers have noted, Apple has added a "Location Services" page under Settings-->General that allows users to prevent apps from using location information. However, there's nothing to indicate that these settings prevent Apple itself from gathering and storing location data from Apple devices.

    As a point of comparison, Google has said for some time that it collects geo-data from Android phones. On a page about its mobile privacy practices, the company also offers this rather opaque description of what it collects and when:

    If you use location-enabled products and services, such as Google Maps for mobile, you may be sending us location information. This information may reveal your actual location, such as GPS data, or it may not, such as when you submit a partial address to look at a map of the area.]

    -- David Sarno


    I've read a few things on this. The geo-data collected is anonymous. So, the data shared will not link to you in any way. But, if this still makes you uncomfortable, you can opt out. The location data is the only data that's shared.
  • dannyboy1101

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    Jun 22, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]n8698u said[/cite]Okay, maybe I’m being too paranoid here…but I noticed a change to the policy when I upgraded the software last night. I had a sneaking suspicion that it would be something like this, but I agreed.

    Deep down I had a feeling they have been collecting data for a long time. Maybe iPhone users should pull a “quit iPhone day,” like others did for Facebook.


    I don't get as paranoid with this as I do with my Illinois' open road tolling. I know someday they're going to be using this to track my speed and mail me tickets!
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    Jun 22, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    myname1 said
    DjDorchester said
    staticpulse saidI put everything into folders now, and I just have one page for apps icon_smile.gif my OCD got a workout last night ;)



    It's got some bugs, I've found a couple. The most annoying is that my app shows that I have new emails (three this morning, up to 10 now) but I actually don't. I can't seem to get them cleared. Also, I have music that was sycned fine to my phone before, but they won't copy back to it now with iOS4. My entire Bob Marley collection, sadly, even though it was purchased through iTunes or copied legally from CDs, after restarting, resetting, reloading... they will not go on my phone! It's maddening, I gave up. I expect a bug fix soon. It's sad because I usually wait a few weeks to do these updates but didn't this time.



    That's bizarre. I have been using iOS4 since beta1, this is beta5, and have never had an issue syncing my music...



    Add another bug: It's down-sampled all my photos so they are pixilated horribly. I will have to delete all my photos and re-sync them to see if that works.
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    Jun 22, 2010 9:12 PM GMT
    Fuck I still need to do this icon_rolleyes.gif
  • OptimusMatt

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    Jun 22, 2010 9:13 PM GMT
    Has iOS4 been cracked yet? I've got wayyyy too many tweaks to my iPhone to risk upgrading without a valid cracking method.

    Lockdown, Winterboard, and bossprefs beat out folders and multitasking...especially since I've kind of already got both...
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    Jun 23, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    I've been using iOS4 for a few weeks now . . it's pretty great. I love how quickly it takes pictures--there's almost no lag anymore on my 3GS.

    Folders and fast-app switching (I refuse to call it multitask) have dramatically increased my app usage. I hated have to swipe through pages of apps, and it's great for the few apps that support fast app switching to not lose your place with what you're doing.

    I have an iPad and it feels so old-school compared to my iPhone without iOS 4. It sucks we have to wait until the fall!