Apple has released iOS 4.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch via iTunes.

As usual we recommend jailbreakers and unlockers hold off a bit before installing new firmware until we can post a tutorial on how to update safely.

This update contains over 100 new features, including the following:

Multitasking support for third-party apps
? Multitasking user interface to quickly move between apps
? Support for audio apps to play in the background
? VoIP apps can receive and maintain calls in the background or when device is asleep
? Apps can monitor location and take action while running in the background
? Alerts and messages can be pushed to apps using push and local notifications
? Apps can complete tasks in the background

? Folders to better organize and access apps
? Home screen wallpaper

Mail Improvements
? Unified inbox to view emails from all accounts in one place
? Fast inbox switching to quickly switch between different email accounts
? Threaded messages to view multiple emails from the same conversation
? Attachments can be opened with compatible third party apps
? Search results can now be filed or deleted
? Option to select size of photo attachments
? Messages in the Outbox can be edited or deleted

? Support for iBooks and iBookstore

Photo and Camera improvements
? 5x digital zoom when taking a photo
? Tap to focus during video recording
? Ability to sync Faces from iPhoto
? Geo-tagged photos appear on a map in Photos

? Ability to create and edit playlists on device
? Calendar invitations can be sent and accepted wirelessly with supported CalDAV servers
? Support for MobileMe calendar sharing
? Suggestions and recent searches appear during a web search
? Searchable SMS/MMS messages
? Spotlight search can be continued on web and Wikipedia

Enhanced location privacy
? New Location Services icon in the status bar
? Indication of which apps have requested your location in the last 24 hours
? Location Services can be toggled on or off for individual apps

? Automatic spellcheck
? Support for Bluetooth keyboards
? iPod out to navigate music, podcasts and audiobooks through an iPod interface with compatible cars
? Support for iTunes gifting of apps
? Wireless notes syncing with IMAP-based mail accounts
? Persistent WiFi connection to receive push notifications
? New setting for turning on/off cellular data only
? Option to display the character count while composing new SMS/MMS
? Visual Voicemail messages can be kept locally even if they have been deleted from the server
? Control to lock portrait orientation
? Audio playback controls for iPod and third-party audio apps
? New languages, dictionaries and keyboards
? Accessibility enhancements
? Bluetooth improvements
? Better data protection using the device passcode as an encryption key (Requires full restore)
? Support for third-party Mobile Device Management solutions
? Enables wireless distribution of enterprise applications
? Exchange Server 2010 compatibility
? Support for multiple Exchange ActiveSync accounts
? Support for Juniper Junos Pulse and Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN apps
? More than 1,500 new developer APIs
? Bug fixes

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