iOS 4 Available to Download for iPhone 3G, 3GS and newer Gen Touch

Apple [AAPL] has now made iOS 4 available for download ready for the iPhone 3GS, 3G and newer generation iPod Touch devices.

The update went like just over an hour ago. To grab it, you need to connect up your iPhone to your computer, load up iTunes and then click on the iPhone and check for updates. You should at that point be able to download it.

Before you download and install it is recommended that you have a backup ready and just to be on the safe side, make sure you have backups of your photos and any other files you may wish to keep.

A number of new features have been added to the iPhone with the new iOS 4 download which brings folders for organising apps on your home screen, multitasking (for the 3GS) as well as a unified inbox. iBooks is also available for download and allows you to sync up with the iPad version so you can share books and bookmarks easily.

The folders update allows you to install a total of 2160 apps on your iPhone and organise the icons in to folders. Without folders on the 3.1.3 update you were limited to about 10 pages of apps before you had to start removing them. There’s a lot more room here as well as an easier way to put similar apps in the same location.

The unified inbox allows you to add multiple Exchange accounts and merge them in to one feed to check emails. Threaded emails also can be used on the device.

A lot of other features have been added in iOS 4, so it’s worth grabbing now unless you need your iPhone unlocked. We have heard an unlock is on it’s way but that might not arrive till the end of the week.

Via: Geeky Gadgets

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