What's new in iOS 4.1

Apple will release the first major software update to its iPhone operating system, iOS 4, on Wednesday, September 8. Relaxnews takes a look inside to see what the updates mean for you.

Some of the major changes you will find in iOS 4.1 include the addition of HDR (high dynamic range) photography, a new Game Center for social gaming, iTunes TV show rentals, HD video uploads and fixes for some major bugs.

iOS 4.1 brings with it Apple's Game Center, a social gaming hub that automatically matches you with friends or strangers around the world when you want to play (selected compatible) multiplayer games.

Users in the US will be able to rent commercial-free TV shows via iTunes for 99 cents with the updated OS, and budding photographers with an iPhone 4 will be able to automatically capture HDR photos on their device and upload the high definition videos they take to YouTube or MobileMe via a WiFi connection.  

Users who have been struggling with the proximity sensor when making a call (letting their cheek decide when to end the call) will be happy to know Apple has finally addressed the issue in iOS 4.1.

iPhone 3G performance issues have also been addressed.

In May Google released its Android 2.2 OS (aka Froyo), an update which included tethering, mobile hotspot functionality, support for Flash Player 10.1, a Google Search Bar, and higher quality YouTube video viewing.

The next Android update (Gingerbread) is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Apple's iOS 4.1 is a free update. It is expected to become available for most iPhone and iPod touch devices on Wednesday September 8, however not all features are supported on all models.

Website 9to5mac has written a "complete iOS 4.1 walkthrough" if you are interested in reading more about the features available in the forthcoming update. The article can be found here: http://www.9to5mac.com/24521/complete-ios-4-1-walkthrough.

For more information you can also head to Apple's iPhone software update page ( http://www.apple.com/iphone/software-update/) or watch the September 1 keynote announcing the software here: http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1009qpeijrfn/event/index.html.

Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
ebooks
ebookA delicious collection of 50 meaty main courses
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Gadgets & Tech

    Recruitment Genius: Technical Author / Multimedia Writer

    Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This recognized leader in providing software s...

    Recruitment Genius: IT Sales Consultant

    £35000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT support company has a n...

    Recruitment Genius: Senior IT Project Manager

    £55000 - £70000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...

    Recruitment Genius: iOS Developer - Objective-C

    £38000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Design and build advanced appli...

    Day In a Page

    Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

    How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

    Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
    Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

    'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

    In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
    Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

    The Arab Spring reversed

    Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
    King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

    Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

    Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
    Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

    Who is Oliver Bonas?

    It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
    Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

    Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

    However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
    60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

    60 years of Scalextric

    Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
    Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

    Why are we addicted to theme parks?

    Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
    Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

    Iran is opening up again to tourists

    After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
    10 best PS4 games

    10 best PS4 games

    Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
    Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

    Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

    Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
    Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

    ‘Can we really just turn away?’

    Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
    Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

    Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

    ... and not just because of Isis vandalism
    Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

    Girl on a Plane

    An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
    Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

    Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

    The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent