iOS4 Update For iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch Coming This Monday? Are You Ready?
By on June 19th, 2010

Apple will be releasing a free update for 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch this Monday, this will bring a lot of new features to your devices including multi-tasking, so are you ready?

However, before you upgrade, here is what you should know. iOS4 was specifically created with the in mind, and for older devices it is a big battery drain. Here is a tweet one of my friends posted who is using iOS4 GM on an iPod touch.

iOS4 Battery Drain

So, with multitasking and wallpaper support, your older iDevice will drain battery much faster than the iPhone 4, which has a better and newer battery itself.

Again, you can save battery life by turning off Wi-Fi and lowering the brightness of the device, however, with normal usage it will only run for 3 hours or so.

ios4_usage

This goes on to show that other than iPhone 4, the earlier iDevices were not created for multi-tasking and iOS4 update will definitely have a huge impact on it. Of course, iOS4 brings a lot of new features, but those features come at a cost, so upgrade only if you are certain about it, because thanks to Apple, there will be no rollback.

Note: Multitasking and Wallpaper support will be enabled by default in iPhone 3GS, however, you can enable it in other devices if you jailbreak iPhone using redsn0w.

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