On balance it appears to be a decent upgrade, though there’s some issues on my iPhone 3g.

The good

  • Google calendar integration
  • Notes > gmail storage
  • Changes to the mail interface & threading

The bad

  • I’m sure it’s more sluggish than before, slower on the response after shifting apps.  I suspect there is more checking back with the net / google / apple going on in the background.
  • Google / Apple, how about a decent todo / tasklist tool?

The evil league of evil rumour mill

  • iAds has been enabled for targetted adverts.  It is possible to opt out
  • However it appears that the location tracking being logged back to Apple Central{tm} and passed on to their “partners” can’t be opted out of.
  • It’s possible that this isn’t as evil as it sounds but there’s nothing in the formal statements / documented agreement which completely clears their name either, It’s something I’ll be watching for and commenting on as news grows on this.

2 thoughts on “iOS4”

  1. So far I’ve found the folders and the all-in-1 inbox, as well as the fact that it wiped all my internet/messaging connection settings. What have I missed?

    1. Tweaks to the iPod UI, the extra integration off the mail app to the various bits of useful core apps. For 3G phones, not much else it has to be said. 3GS get a better deal.

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