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iOS 4 Available For Download

After much anticipation, Apple has released iOS 4, a free update for the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS, and the second and third generations of the iPod touch. The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system includes new “folders” for organizing apps, a unified inbox in Mail, and support for the iBooks ebook-reading app. Additionally, multitasking capabilities and external keyboard support are now available for newer devices (the iPhone 3GS and 3rd generation iPod touch). To learn more, check out Glenn Fleishman’s TidBITS article, iOS 4 Available for Download (scroll down to the comments section to find real-world data on how long it takes to run the update). Be aware that running iOS 4 on the iPhone 3 (but not 3GS) reportedly causes a slowdown in the phone’s overall performance, so be sure the new features are worth a speed decrease before you install it.

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