At the moment, there's a security bug that affects all iOS 4 devices and the iPad that allows hackers to gain total control over your device. It's a lot like the Mobile Safari one-click jailbreak we posted about yesterday, only a lot less friendly. The device owner just has to visit a web page and load a PDF.
Apple released iOS 4 to the masses yesterday after months of testing by Apple iOS developers. The majority of problems being reported seem to stem from iPhone 3G upgrades or iTunes. We'll go over a few of the most common problems encountered and make a few suggestions about how to get around them.
Apple doesn't give consumers any technical specifications (like RAM size, processor speeds, etc) about iOS devices. However, developers (and other tech savvy customers) have known for a while that the original iPhone, iPod touch, and iPhone 3G had 128 MBs of RAM, while the iPhone 3GS and iPad have 256 MBs of RAM. After all, developers need to know this information in order to develop quality applications. But, in a recent WWDC 2010 session, it was told that the iPhone 4 will have 512 MBs of RAM.
Engadget published a claim this morning about reports stating that iBooks was being rolled out to some iPhones that had been updated to iOS4 early. So far we haven't been lucky enough to see this happen on any of the iOS4 beta devices we have access to. Is it a fluke or just a slow test rollout?
We recap yesterday's WWDC keynote announcements. Susie and Robbie talk about the pretty Retina Display screen and FaceTime. We even discuss the many face-related names they mistakenly referred to the feature as.
We get excited about the rebranding of the iPhone OS to iOS. Finally we'll be able to talk about the iPod touch without name dropping the iPhone every five seconds.