April 5th 2010 12:34 pm

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Ars Technica says:

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Despite its flaws, the iOS 4 update is certainly a solid one with enough new features to make it worth upgrading for pretty much everyone. Trying to live without even the most basic aspects of multitasking (notably state-saving) can be frustrating once you have used it for a while ... The most exciting part about iOS 4 is really what third-party developers will do with the 1,500 new APIs. After all, the iPhone experience has become one that is almost defined by its apps, and Apple has opened up a new world of possibilities with its latest API offerings. As we go into the second half of 2010, we're sure to see plenty of new apps that do creative things with Game Center, multitasking capabilities, the camera, and more. quote


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Critic reviews

8.2
5 reviews
  • Ease of use
    8.3
  • Speed
    7.5
  • Configurability
    7.3
  • Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
    8.0
  • Openness

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8.1
84 reviews
9.0
Ars Technica Jun 21, 2010

So, unless you have a specific reason to hold back—jailbreakers, we're looking at you—or you're a poor, abandoned original iPhone owner, we can't see why you wouldn't want to upgrade your iPhone or iPod touch. ... our experience says it's well worth the upgrade.

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8.0
PC Advisor Jun 8, 2010

The new additions are welcome add-ons to an already polished operating system. The lack of Flash support continues to be an issue, but Apple has shown sufficient panache in the past to suggest that this will be a winner.

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8.0
GSM Arena Jul 31, 2014

The iOS 4 is a step in the right direction. It’s by no means revolutionary, compared to what contemporary smartphones can do. But it finally brings some long overdue features.

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8.0
iLounge Jun 21, 2010

Overall, Apple’s release of iOS 4.0 follows in its predecessor’s iterative footsteps, adding features and performance boosts—obvious and non-obvious ones—that collectively make the iPhone and iPod touch families more attractive than they were last year.

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6.0
cass cass

This review is based on my experience with an iPad and some limited experience with iPhones and iPods. Of all the mobile OSes out there, I think this is the most stable. I do get a few 3rd party app crashes here and there, but I rarely ever come across the device freezing, which is something I...

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7.0
cjtylr cjtylr

iOS is just... simple. There are a bunch of apps, but no interconnectivity between them, and no real customization. It's a very closed system - everything is controlled by Apple... which is okay at sometimes, and bad at others. There seems to be an overall lack of community innovation. That's...

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9.0
d0mth0ma5 d0mth0ma5

Apple has created a beautiful walled garden for its users to play in, and as it continue to grow so will their customer base.

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10
rob335 rob335

This is the best iOS, with so many features, some of which are sadly not available on some devices. To name a few, there is multitasking on certain devices, the iPhones 3Gs and 4, the latest generation of iPod Touch. Also, there is background wallpapers, only available to the previous devices....

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8.0
hyperhack hyperhack

I'm running iOS on my 32g black wifi iPad 2.I love the iPad and the only downside is the lack of openness. I'm crossing my fingers and waiting patiently for a jailbreak to hit the net, then i will be absolutely content with my iPad. It has a beautiful design and a simple but fantastic interface....

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8.0
Paulrbarr Paulrbarr

Good and bad but have to admit I love it, I professionally support Blackberry, Android and Apple devices. I know what I like and I like what I know. Platfo may be closed but have managed to do everything I need of a smartphone and more without resorting to jail breaking

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8.0
Spartan117 Spartan117

I have an iphone 4 so i use iOS everyday, but it's starting to annoy me that i'm hardly able to customize anything and that it's perhaps too simple, i want something between iOS and Android in complexity. Also notifications are still really bad and i really want live widgets. But at the end of...

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6.0
migo migo

A lot of people like to claim that iOS has a great, intuitive design and interface. That's simply not true. These same people like to claim that iOS has a lot of great apps, that's simply true. Let's start by looking at the first point. The lock screen is stupid. iOS devices use capacitive...

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9.0
GeekOfComedy GeekOfComedy

Each iOS gets better and I like the airplay technology which I work into my life all the time with the AppleTV and so forth. I love the Mobile hotspot feature and that how your iPad can share your iPhone 4's GPS position.

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9.0
shawnppickett shawnppickett

I briefly had an Ipod touch that my sister gave me when she switched to an Iphone (my brother inherited it from me when I got an Android phone). It worked and worked well, I just didn't care for it much personally, I like being able to get in and tweak things a bit more. The keyboard didn't do...

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