Words from Nerds #67: EIEIOS4

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Apple releases iOS4 into the wild prior to iPhone 4 launch day. We’ve got a first look.
Nerd News

Feature Story: iOS 4

  • iOS4 is out. 378MB download. Went live at 1PM ET.
  • What was the Monday rush to download it like?
  • How does it behave on 3GS?
  • New features that they didn’t advertise?
  • Promised features
    • Multi-tasking (if app has been updated)
    • Global Inbox (threaded views, too)
    • Folders (12 apps max/folder)
    • Spell Check in Mail, Notes, other apps
    • Home screen wallpaper
    • Bluetooth keyboard support
  • Sell your old phone
  • iOS 4.0 Gold Master SDK publicly released
  • Windows Live Messenger for iPhone? and Hotmail?

Nerd History

  • June 20, 1877 – Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • June 21, 1948 – The Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine, the world’s first stored-program computer, ran its first computer program.
  • June 20, 1963 – The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • June 20, 2003 – The WikiMedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • June 21, 2010 – The Summer Solstice is today. The longest day of the year!