Some readers may remember that we wrote a piece about a week ago talking about some of our major problems with iOS4. There is no doubt that it came with some disappointments, especially for those with older iPhone models. Maybe we were a little harsh on iOS4 (Well, not really, but the truth is that we have also found things to love about the new system.).
Here's what we love about iOS4:
5) It's Familiar – Believe it or not, a lot of the iSmashPhone staffers are also Android users. Still, we feel that the operating system is still fairly new and has some room to grow into a UI that feels a bit more consistent. That's not the case with iOS4. The operating system has remained very consistent throughout all its iterations. This makes picking up the new system hassle-free.
The UI is consistent throughout new versions
4) Orientation Lock – YES! Finally! We all enjoy browsing the our favorite blogs just before bed as well as reading in iBooks. The problem with this is that when you shift onto your side, the screen's orientation changes. It's very annoying. That has finally been fixed. (Sadly, this is another feature that iPhone 3G users miss out on)
3) iBooks – iBooks is Apple's jump into the eBook market. It's very simple because of the bookshelf design. One of the greatest things about it is the PDF support. It's free and works well.
As you can see, the iSmashPhone staff consists of avid readers
2) Geotag Photos – This little feature may not seem like much on the outside, but photos store some of our best memories. Whether it's a family vacation or a loved one's birthday. You can snap a photo and automatically have it assigned to a location. You will always know where that photo was taken. It may also help college kids remember where they were when they got wasted that night.
Image from Apple Insider
1) Face Time – Well, this is only possible with the iPhone 4. Still, it's a feature made possible through iOS4. For now, it only works over wifi, but it's an amazing feature that is definitely the first step in what may change the way we make calls.
Image from Apple.com