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iPhone Firmware (iOS) 4.0 Gold Master Now Available To Developers

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This morning at WWDC, Apple announced the release of the GM version of iOS 4.0 (8A293), otherwise known as the Gold Master version of the firmware. Apple also released a new iTunes 9.2 beta to developers.

The iPhone firmware 4.0 beta, now known as iOS 4.0, began in April 2010 and has seen four beta versions and today’s GM seed over its cycle.

The iOS 4.0 update is to deliver a slew of new enhancements, some of which are detailed below:

  • Multitasking
  • Custom homescreen backgrounds
  • Camera 5x Digital Zoom
  • Application Folders
  • Places and Faces in the Photo App
  • Bluetooth Keyboard Support
  • Screen Orientation Lock

The final shipping version of iOS 4.0 will be available on June 21, 2010 for the following devices:

  • iPhone 3GS: June 21, 2010; All features available
  • iPhone 3G: June 21, 2010; Some features unavailable, like Multitasking
  • iPod Touch Third Generation: June 21, 2010; All features available
  • iPod Touch Second Generation: June 21, 2010; Some features unavailable, like Multitasking

Also remember, if you have your iPhone/iPod Touch jailbroken or unlocked, you should not update to 4.0 when it is released, as you will lose both your jailbreak and unlock.

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