Apple iPhone 4 Official Network Providers Confirmed In 7 Countries!

All set to buy the iPhone 4? Well its better you know which carrier will be selling the iPhone 4 in your country before you start saving money for the new iPhone 4.   iPhone 4

In the U.S, AT&T is the official iPhone 4 carrier. Yes, users still won’t be able to use the iPhone 4 legally on the Verizon network. Users need to pay $199 for the iPhone 4 16GB version in the U.S. Along with the $199; they also need to sign a two-year contract with AT&T. In Germany, T-Mobile remains the exclusive iPhone network carrier.   T-Mobile will also be offering the iPhone 4 in Netherlands. In Japan, Softbank will be the official iPhone 4 network carrier.

In France, U.K and Canada users are spoilt for choices. In France, users have the option of Orange, Bouygues Telecom and SFR. However, until now, only Orange has confirmed that they will be selling the iPhone 4. In the U.K – O2, Vodafone and Orange will be offering the iPhone 4. In Canada, MobileSyrup has confirmed that Rogers, TELUS, and Bell will be offering the iPhone 4 to their users.

Except for Canada, the iPhone 4 will be launched on 24 June in the countries mentioned above. The pre-orders will begin from 15 June onwards. Apart from AT&T, no other operator has revealed their price tag for the new iPhone 4.

Download iOS4 Golden Master Firmware For iPhone and iPod Touch

Steve Jobs announced the golden master candidate of the iOS4 for developers at the ongoing WWDC 2010. The Golden Master candidate of the iOS4 will be available effective immediately to all the developers. The finalclip_image001 version of the iOS4 will be released sometime soon. Developers can download the golden master candidate of the iOS4 by logging in to their developer account.

Here is the link to download the iOS4 Golden Master firmware. The iOS4 brings many new features with it like multitasking, Folders, integrated Retina Displaysupport, and an updated camera and photos application.

The iOS4 will be available as a free update for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS owners. All iPod touch owners, except the first generation, are also eligible for a free update to the iOS4 update. The iOS4 update for these iDevices will be released on June 21st.

Sadly, Apple did not mention when the iPad will get some iOS4 love.

WWDC 2010: Steve Jobs Keynote Highlights

So missed the Steve Jobs keynote at the WWDC 2010? Here are the main highlights of the Steve Jobs keynote.

iPhone 4

First and foremost, Jobs announced the new iPhone 4. The new iPhone 4 is definitely the smartphone to beat right now. The Retina Display, the stainless steel body, surely make the iPhone 4 a must have device. Here are the specifications and features of the iPhone 4, if you missed it earlier.

iBooks For The iPhone With New Features

The iBook application has now been released for the iPhone as well. Along with this, many new features have been added to the application as well. The application now has the ability to view and read PDF files. If a user purchases and downloads a book from the iBookstore, he can download the same book again on his other iBooks compatible iDevices for free.

Netflix, Guitar Hero And Farmville Applications For The iDevices

The long awaited Netflix application has been officially announced for the iPhone. The application uses adaptive video playback, and features seamless switching between Wi-Fi and 3G networks. The application will be launched sometime in summer, this year for free.


Zynga also announced the Farmville application for the iPhone. The application features push notifications. The application has not been made in flash though. Sadly, the Farmville application was not announced for the iPad. Activision also released Guitar Hero for the iPhone and the iPad. The game is available effective immediately at the App Store for $2.99.

iMovies For The iPhone

The new iPhone 4G is capable of recording HD (720p) videos at 30fps. Thanks to the A4 chip inside, the phone is capable of editing these videos on the fly as well. To take editing videos on your phone to the next level, Apple has made iMovies specifically for the iPhone. The demo of the application sure looked impressive with super-smooth animations. iMovies is definitely the best video editing application ever available for a mobile platform. The application is available at the App Store for $4.99.

iOS 4


Apple has renamed the iPhone OS4 to iOS4 now. The new iOS4 has more than 100 new features, and contains more than 1500 developer APIs. The iOS4 features a unified inbox, multitasking, Folders, enhanced camera application etcetera. The Golden master candidate of the iOS4 will be given to the developers today, and the final version will be out soon.


Steve Jobs also gave a demo of the iAd platform at the WWDC today. He said that he expects iAd to capture 48% of the mobile ad market in the U.S in terms of ad dollars. The iAd platform is targeted at developers for making money. The iAd platform already has support from some big companies like Nissan, AT&T, GE, Disney, Sears etcetera.

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WWDC Live: iPhone OS 4 Renamed to iOS 4, Brings Many Useful Features

Just a moment ago, we reported the new iPhone 4, and now the iOS 4. The first main feature is none other than multi-tasking. Steve Jobs said, “People said you weren’t the first, but we figured it out. If you don’t do it right, you kill the battery.” So, I hope the multi-tasking in iOS 4 will not be a battery hover.

Steve Jobs demonstrated multi-tasking on the iOS 4 himself, he was listening to music plus reading mails plus browsing. The threaded view is also available in mails. Folder creation is also added to iOS 4. You can keep apps of similar category under one folder, like all sports apps under Sport.

The iBooks now, is available for iPhone via iOS 4. The same as in iPad. It will also be available in iPod Touch. Synchronizing the books on your different Apple devices is also possible, like you can synchronize the books on your iPad with your iPhone and vice versa for free. Steve Jobs also introduced iAds, which will help the Apple developers earn money.

Download iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4

Apple has just released the latest beta version of the upcoming iPhone OS 4. The latest beta version is numbered 4. There are not many changes compared to the previous beta version. The default home screen has been completely revamped in the new beta version. The clock, calculator, calendar, compass and voice memo applications icons are now present inside the Utilitiesfolder. Apple has also added some new wallpapers in this new beta version.

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Users now also have the option to turn off the ability to send group messages. Another major change in this new beta is the Internet Tetheringoption. The iPhone OS now finally has the tethering option, and it looks like AT&T is also ready for tethering by boosting their network strength. There is a slight performance improvement as well. The phone’s UI and the all applications present in the phone now feel faster and responsive.

Developers can download the latest beta version of the upcoming iPhone OS 4 from here.


New Features In iPhone OS 4

The Apple event just ended and Apple has announced the highly anticipated iPhone OS 4. First and foremost the new OS introduces multitasking. Apple has made sure that multitasking is not a big battery drain or a resource hogger. The application running in the background will have access to only seven selected services. This basically means applications which need any of these seven services can only support multitasking.

The Home button is used to switch between the running applications. Another major change in the iPhone OS 4 is the upgraded version of the Mail application. Sadly, except for the iPhone 3G and the iPod Touch 3rd generation, no other models support multitasking.

The Mail application now features a unified mailbox, along with threaded email conversations. Users can now also download attachments and open them via applications from the App Store. A good piece of news for the Corporate users is that they can now set up more than one Exchange account setup. Apple also announced the iBooks application for the iPhone. The iBooks application has been a huge success on the iPad and thus Apple has released an iPhone compatible version of it.

Apple iPhone OS 4

Another good piece of news for the Corporate users is the support for Exchange Server 2010, SSL VPN support. Developers can now also encrypt the data present inside the application for more safety. One of the lamestfeature of the new iPhone OS 4 is the home screen wallpaper. The OS also brings Game Center a service which targets the likes of Microsoft Xbox Live service.

The major tentpolefeature of the iPhone OS 4 is the iAd platform from Apple. This platform will allow developers who publish free applications on the App Store to earn some revenue. The iAd demo from Steve definitely looked interesting. An interesting thing to note about the iAd platform is that it uses HTML5 instead of Flash.

Other notable features include the ability to create Folders, 5x digital zoom, Create Playlists, Bluetooth Keyboard and Persistent Wi-Fi even in sleep mode. Except for the iAd platform, the iPhone OS 4 does not introduce any innovative feature. Everything Steve Jobs introduced in iPhone’s OS 4 today, is already being done by other mobile phone operating system present in the market.

A developer preview version of the iPhone OS 4 is already available at The iPhone 3GS will get the iPhone OS 4 update this summer, while the iPad will get it this fall.

Live Coverage of iPhone OS 4.0 Apple Event

The Apple iPhone OS 4.0event is going to start in just a few minutes now. As usual the expectations are high from this event. Many iPhone users are hoping that the new version of iPhone OS will support multi-tasking and bring in battery life enhancements as well. Apple had recently released the Apple iPad which has got ravishing reviews all over the net. Apple said that they have managed to sell 300k iPad in the first couple of days.

It is not confirmed but users are also expecting Apple to release iPhone HD or iPhone 4G. Rumors also say that Apple will launch a refreshed line-up of the Macbook series.

Live Updates :

The event started a few minutes ago. Sorry for the delay in the live update guys!

10:00AM : Steve Jobs enters!

10:01AM 10:10AM : Steve Jobs before introducing us to the iPhone OS 4.0, tells us about the enormous success of the iPad. Steve said that over 250k books have been downloaded from the iBook store until date. He also said that Apple has managed to sell 450k iPad within a few days of its release. Steve also says that currently the App Store has 3.5k apps for the iPad and the number is increasing at a tremendous rate.

10:12 AM : Steve finally announces the iPhone OS 4. He says that the OS will ship this summer and a preview version for developers will be released today.

10:15 AM : He says that the iPhone OS 4 will have more than 1500 API for developers.

10:18 AM : New features of iPhone OS 4 include 5x digital zoom, tap to focus in videos, and Bluetooth keyboards.

10:19AM : Steve announces what all iPhone users have been eagerly waiting for Multitasking!. He says We weren’t the first to this party, but we’re going to be the best. Like cut and paste — it’s better than any other implementation. It’s really easy to implement it in a way that really drains battery life. And, it’s really easy to implement it in a way that reduces the performance of the foreground app and makes your phone feel sluggish.

After this Steve Jobs gives the viewers a demonstration of the multi-tasking on the iPhone. He uses the Home button on the iPhone to switch between multiple applications.


10:21 AM : Steve says that the iPhone OS 4 will provide seven multitasking services. Tim Westergren from Pandora comes up on the stage and demonstrates the Pandora application on the iPhone. The application can now run in the background while continuing to stream the audio.

The second demonstration is from a Skype representative. He demonstrates that now it is possible to navigate away from the Skype app and be still able to receive calls on it.

10:27AM : Scott now tells us about background location services. He says The next is background location. There are two classes of apps that want to use your location in the background. One is turn by turn directions, like TomTom. The problem is, until now, if you left an app like TomTom, you’d stop getting directions.

He says that the location of the users can be tracked either by using A-GPS or GPS. Nice move by Apple here, since GPS consumes a lot of battery power.

10:31AM : Scott :With all these location services, we take privacy very, very seriously. We’re taking it several steps further in iPhone OS 4. First, we’re adding an indicator to the status bar if something is tracking your location. Next: we’re adding fine-grained settings so you can enable/disable location on per application.

Whoa! Awesome move by Apple here. Sure gives adequate respect to the privacy of the iPhone users.

10:35AM : Scott then introduces us to another multitasking service task completion. Scott says The next is task completion. One is like Flickr: sometimes photos can take a while to upload. With task completion, Flickr can continue to upload those photos in the background when you browse away. Our last service: fast app switching.Impressive!

10:36AM : Scott goes and Steve is back on the stage. He introduces another new feature in the iPhone OS 4 which is Folders. He demonstrates this by dragging and dropping one app over the other and a folder is automatically created. The folder is automatically assigned a name, but it can be edited. These folders can be used in the dock as well.

iPhone OS 4.0 Mail

10:39AM : Steve then announces the enhanced version of Mail. There is now unified inbox, and now its possible to organize mails by thread. Steve also says that there are other minor changes in the Mail application.

10:41AM : Steve then announces the iBook application for the iPhone. He says We’re really excited about this. Just since rolling it out on the iPad, we’ve had so many requests to bring this to the iPhone — of course, we were already doing that. We think customers will really enjoy this on their iPhone or iPod touch.

10:43AM : Buy your books once and read them anywhere. We’re wirelessly syncing pages and bookmarks automatically. And just like on the iPad, we’re supplying a free book: Winnie the Pooh. You know, we labored over that choice, which to include!

10:45AM : Scott is back on the stage and he announces that Apple is now making APIs available to developers to encrypt all the data inside their application as well.

10:46AM : Scott then introduces us to the sixth new major feature of the iPhone OS 4.0 Game Center. A developer preview is only present in iPhone OS 4.0 though. He says Gaming is extremely popular on the iPhone and iPod touch. In fact, we have over 50k titles… let’s look at the competition. If you look at dedicated gaming devices like the PSP and DS, this just blows them out of the water. We wanted to make this even better — we’ve added a social gaming network. We do automatic matchmaking, we’ll find others with a similar ability and match them against you. You can see how you’re progressing in a game with achievements.Looks like Apple is taking a shot at Xbox Live service from Microsoft here.

10:48AM : Steve is back on the stage and then introduces us to the last feature of the iPhone OS 4.0 iAd, Mobile Advertising. "He says On a mobile device, search is not where it’s at, not like on the desktop. They’re spending all their time on these apps — they’re using apps to get to data on the internet, not generalized search.

10:52AM : We want to be even more interactive than the ads on the web, and we want to get some of that interactivity from video. The ads keep you in your app…People don’t click on ads because you get yanked out of your app. Because iAd is in the OS itself, we’ve figured out how to do interactive and video content without ever taking you out of your app!

The user can return to their app any time they want. We think the user will be much more interested in clicking on these things because they won’t pay the penalty for doing so. You can add iAd opportunities in an afternoon — we’re going to host and deliver the ads, and we’ll give developers an industry standard 60% of the revenues.


10:55AM : Steve then gives us a demo of the new iAd platform. He shows the views a Toy Story 3 movie ad, which is coming out this June. The ad is done in HTML5. Uh huh! Adobe! The demo of the new iAd platform is pretty impressive. The iAd platform is heavily integrated into the iPhone OS 4.0.

11:00AM : The demo is over and then Steve says That’s an example of 3 ads that are very easy to make. In addition to ad agencies being able to make these things, there are hundreds of thousands of iPhone app devs who know how to make these things. Emotion plus interactivity. The ads keep you in your app, so you’re much more likely to click on then and explore.

11:01AM : Steve then says that the preview version of iPhone OS 4.0 Developer will be available from today itself at He then says that the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G will run pretty much everything.Time for some bad news guys.

Steve – For iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2nd gen, they will run many things, but not everything — they will not support multitasking, the hardware just can’t do it.

Steve then announces that the iPhone OS 4 will be available for the iPad this fall.

The event is more or less over. There is a Q&A session which follows.