Flashback: iOS 4 adds multitasking, FaceTime and other important features

24 April 2022
Folders on the home screen, wallpapers too, support for Bluetooth keyboards and much more.

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is that OS version when they "implemented" "battery gate"?

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    • Anonymous
    • 6wN
    • 25 Apr 2022

    Android is miles better. Let me grab my pop corn. Now fight me back:-)

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      • EePee
      • Fv1
      • 25 Apr 2022

      -Trix-, 25 Apr 2022Capacitive multitouch screen, pinch to zoom and smoothness ... moreIf i may add. Capacitive touchscreens were made by LG and first appeared on an LG device. And in my humble OPINION, the iPhone 4 was the worst one. It was my first apple experience and i absolutely despised every second i spent with it. It was laggy, kinda uncomfortable to hold and use, and ios just wasnt for me. But thats my use case and OPINION!!

        -Trix-, 25 Apr 2022Capacitive multitouch screen, pinch to zoom and smoothness ... moreNot only that, iPhones had 3 major OS updates even back in 2007! Most Android phones sold today in 2022 don't have that kind of software support and I can tell you, Android support back in Eiclair/Gingerbread days was horrendous and basically meant you had to buy new phone to get latest Android version. It was absurd.

          kek, 25 Apr 2022My point being that all iPhones before 4 were praised as th... moreCapacitive multitouch screen, pinch to zoom and smoothness was revolutionary. iPhone marketed itself, when people started making those YouTube videos with buttery smooth iPhone, more and more people got very Interested what is that and how it can work so well compared to everything else on the market.

          it was kind a half baked yes, because it wasn't very good as a phone, it had it owns things like great web browsing experience which beat many flaws. Over the years Apple kept adding features and every year iPhone felt more ready for the market and end is history.

            kek, 25 Apr 2022My point being that all iPhones before 4 were praised as th... moreAll products are carried by marketing. But it was the UI that was called revolutionary in the early days of the iPhone, which is an aspect of the functionality. And compared to what came before, this was true.

            Whilst many did apply this term to the device as a whole as a means to sum up, I can't remember noise being made about other aspects of the early iPhones (as you say anything before the 4) being revolutionary. Maybe the screen size perhaps, 3.5 inches was big back then and this lent itself to that UI.

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              • kek
              • GBh
              • 25 Apr 2022

              Anonymous, 24 Apr 2022Ok but iOS 4 had multitasking as well so what is your pointMy point being that all iPhones before 4 were praised as the "New Revolutionary" thing when it was in fact, a half baked product that was carried hard by marketing

                -Trix-, 24 Apr 2022” sucked. In fact I still kick my self to this day going ou... moreYour smarter than I am. I bought the N97, without any hands on time yet knowing first hand how bad the 5800 was....🤷‍♂️

                My first iPhone was the 4S, and in the years since I switched back and forth between iOS and Android devices, and do I mean switch, I rarely had any one device for longer than 2-3 months before selling it and trying something else.

                Galaxy S1, S2, S3, S4 ,S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10 Plus, Note 3, Note 4, Galaxy Alpha, LG G3, G4, G5, Oneplus 3T, 5, Xperia Z1 compact, Z3 compact, Z5 Compact, original Moto G, X4, iPhone 4S, 5, 6 , 7, 7 plus, XS, XR, 11 Pro, 11, 12 Pro Max, 13 Pro

                That's obviously not in the right chronological order, just coming out of my head as I remember them, and the sad thing is I know I am forgetting some. And that's also not counting the number of cheaper devices i used to keep on hand as back ups, like the Moto E's a Huawei P Smart, and stuff in that bracket.

                Buying and then either selling or returning phones was something of a hobby of mine up until say around the iPhone 11 series, since then I have simply been content to upgrade to the next iPhone if I feel like (which I always seem to).

                My last Android up to date (not counting a Moto E of some sort which is still around here somewhere) was the Galaxy S10+, since then it's been iOS all the way. This is why I appreciate both platforms, I've used the hell out of them, I simply have come to the conclusion that iOS is what works best for me personally.

                  Anonymous, 24 Apr 2022Add Symbian fanboys to the mix lol 😆🤣they are pretty chill though. depends on which community you are kn

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                    • Anonymous
                    • aXQ
                    • 25 Apr 2022

                    Oh my god the glory days when Scott Forstall was the chief software engineering in Apple, now iOS is copy paste to android

                      I can't wait for an iOS 6 flashback. I had really nice memories of it back when I owned an iPod Touch 4G. To me, iOS 6 felt very special because it was skeuomorphism at its most modern stage. It was the last skeuomorphic OS before Apple co-opted the flat minimal design language.

                      With the help of some jailbreak tweaks, iOS 6 could be just as functional as iOS 7+. And compared to iOS 4/5, iOS 6's skeuomorphs are more modernized, just enough to make you think "it's outdated but not THAT outdated". And there are certain details about iOS 6 that I like, such as the linen background of the notification center and how opened folders look like it's opening from beneath the wallpaper. Those little details gave the OS a personality, something that is arguably lacking in modern user interfaces.

                      In my opinion, iOS 6's user interface is very timeless, I would still want to use it today.

                        Just like the video game console wars in the 1990s, you can only have two platforms being successful. Three's a crowd. It's similar to U.S. marketshare. It's a duopoly of Apple and then Samsung. Nobody was going to accept webOS, Windows Phone, and BB10. People wants apps and that's it. The other fancy UI stuff, most people don't care about.

                        Nokia has never ever been big in the United States. They rarely brought their best phones here. You had to import the best ones during the 2000s. Motorola dominated for a long time here. RIM was #1 in the smartphone space in 2009. By 2012 when iPhone 5 was available for all four major carriers and Android improving, it's been iOS vs. Android ever since.

                          I used many symbian's nokia phone, it was great for that days, but now, there's much better and more to ask for. I remember buying the first iphone 4 and then 4S, these were amazing phones with the fancy glass in the back 😍 and i like android also so i use both, android as for personal phone and IOS as business life

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                            • 24 Apr 2022

                            -Trix-, 24 Apr 2022” sucked. In fact I still kick my self to this day going ou... moreBecause Nokia always cheaper out. It had 64mb ram which was beyond joke. Every time it used too say close some applications. Just needed more Ram and better SOC. orelse it was par with ios.

                            I had the n97 n95 n73 8800 arte 8600 luna

                              DaFink, 24 Apr 2022Agreed yep. I’ll admit I never had many Symbian devices, in... more” sucked. In fact I still kick my self to this day going out to buy the N97 after my experience with the 5800”

                              I was almost buying N97 too, but when i tested it at store, i couldn’t believe how laggy, slow and ugly and outdated the OS was. I was so excited by that phone and went testing it day one and testing it for minute i thought what the hell Nokia is doing. Then i went other store to test iPhone 3G for the first time which was like 3-4 years ahead of Symbian and it was buttery smooth and it felt so nice and smooth to operate it and it looked so modern and futuristic, then i waited few months for upcoming 3GS to be released and bought that.

                                -Trix-, 24 Apr 2022” Yes Symbian could do all the things Android did in the ea... moreAgreed yep. I’ll admit I never had many Symbian devices, in fact I only had two personally the 5800 and the N97. Neither are what anyone would consider the greatest Symbian devices, and I thought they absolutely sucked. In fact I still kick my self to this day going out to buy the N97 after my experience with the 5800.

                                I did have friends that used a variety of different Symbians though, mostly the Nokia E series, a couple N80’s and one N95. I always felt doing anything on them always seemed more hassle than it needed to be. Not until my first Android, the HTC Hero did I finally think this is how it should be done, It was just so much more accessible.

                                I won’t claim I was any kind of power user or anything though, I know Symbian was popular with the tinkerer types, and for good reason I’m sure. I just understand why things went the way they did.

                                  DaFink, 24 Apr 2022There I have to disagree with you Android is mature enough ... more” Yes Symbian could do all the things Android did in the early days, but Android (and iOS) just made doing them a much more seamless experience than what came before.”

                                  Exactly, very well said. And that’s a reason why Symbian couldn’t keep up, then there’s also the fact that developers didn’t care about Symbian while 3rd apps were starting to take over the smartphone market.

                                  But you can’t turn his head, he is those same Symbian fans who said this same thing 2008-2010 while everyone else who was following the turning smartphone market knew what Symbian is offering just isn’t appealing to mass over Android and iOS. They want to blame Elop because they just can’t accept the truth that Nokia arrogance killed themself and their believe that Symbian would be enough to compete, while it was few years behind of iOS and Android in usability and Ui, which is most important thing in smartphone, Nokia never been software company, that’s why they couldn’t do what google did with Android.

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • JT5
                                    • 24 Apr 2022

                                    you have to suffer, 24 Apr 2022even with phones with 8k recording, the cpu will struggle a... moreThey are all limited to 5 or 6 min

                                      Hemedans, 24 Apr 2022But they didnt when Nokia Stopped making Symbian Phones the... moreThere I have to disagree with you Android is mature enough that the user experience is (in the vast majority of cases) more than acceptable. Back in the early days this wasn’t so, but this is not the case now.

                                      Look all I’m saying is that the writing was on the wall for Symbian, windows mobile, and blackberry the moment Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone. The timeline for the inevitable to play out varied yes, and like I said earlier mistake we’re made that hastened the end for all three. But we were always going to end up where we are.

                                      Yes Symbian could do all the things Android did in the early days, but Android (and iOS) just made doing them a much more seamless experience than what came before.

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • 3Ya
                                        • 24 Apr 2022

                                        you have to suffer, 24 Apr 2022android fanboys ruined it. thats why.Add Symbian fanboys to the mix lol 😆🤣