updated 01:15 pm EDT, Mon June 21, 2010
iOS 4 launches for iPhones and iPods
Apple as promised has made iOS 4 available for iPhones and iPods. The roughly 378MB update adds several critical features, including a limited amount of multitasking, folders, iBooks and GameCenter. Many other minor updates are onboard, such as more advanced photo sorting and better HTML5 video support.
Multitasking is off-limits for the iPhone 3G and second-generation iPod touch, as neither has the memory to handle it well, according to Apple.
The update currently works for the iPhone 3G and 3GS as well as second- and third-generation iPod touch players. iPads get the update later this year. Both the original iPhone and first-generation iPod touch are ruled out as their hardware isn't capable of handling the update. Patching requires iTunes 9.2 and checking for an update in the device's general setup pane.