We haven’t even gotten our hands on iOS 4.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch yet (that’s coming next week, supposedly September 8) and already Apple has posted a page trumpeting the iOS 4.2 update for the iPad due in November.
For those of you running iOS 4 on your iPhone 3G, you know it's unbearably slow. So slow, in fact, that you may have followed our guide to downgrade your iOS to get it running back in its original state. Well, Steve Jobs, the man himself, says an update that will fix sluggish performance should arrive soon.
iOS 4 brought with it the awesome Folders feature, helping iPhone and iPod touch users everywhere to cram even more apps onto their device, yet make them easier to find at the same time. Unfortunately, the feature also has an artificial limit of 12 apps per Folder -- that is, unless you have a jailbroken device and $1.99 to spend.
It was the week to fight zombies, the week to jailbreak your iPhone, the week to kick iOS 4 to the curb for 3G owners. Holy cow, it sounds like a week of revolutions, or as things go lately when we're talking Apple, just another week of thrills, chills, and bellyaches. How did the Mac|Life staff handle it all, barricaded in the office, fighting off the brain hungry hordes? Not too shabby, we have to say. Now if you'll excuse us, we have to reload.
FaceTime is a nifty feature of the iPhone 4, allowing you to video chat with another iPhone 4 owner anywhere there's Wi-Fi. But there's a new application for the iPhone 4 that is taking that idea one step higher. FacePlant is a free application that allows you to both video chat and send video voicemails to a fellow iPhone 4 owner.
There was a collective sigh of relief when a new version of Skype showed up in the App Store on Wednesday, adding iOS 4 multitasking and the ability to run the app in the background, allowing you to receive calls or chats anytime. There’s just one problem: It doesn’t work if your device is jailbroken.
Skype updated its iPhone application today to enable push notifications for incoming calls, notifications for incoming chat messages, and multitasking for iOS 4. With multitasking, you can keep your VoIP call going while you close the application to navigate through your device--even over 3G. There's also an announcement that may shock some Skype users.
Last December, Apple allowed developers to use an API called UIGetScreenImage() to grab a screenshot on the device regardless of the content displayed. Today, however, Apple has change its mind and privatized the API. App Store developers are none too happy about this move, including one developer, Manfred Nerurkar, who posted an entry on his blog describing a call from Apple's Developer Relations.