Well, during the entire keynote, I was excited. Great feature, after feature, after feature. I loved most of the keynote.
All of the revolutionary new features: Multi-Tasking, folders, improved Mail, iBooks, enterprise stuff, preview of Game Center and iAd.
Well, its all fine an dandy… if you have an iPhone 3G S or iPod touch G3. I am furious right now. I have an iPhone 3G. Now, we will get everything, except the most important feature. Multi-tasking.
Now… I love the rest of the features, but I am considering not even attempting to update to 4.0 becauae without multi-tasking, its not worth my time. My feelings may change, but for the immediate future, nope.
Oh, and if you got an iPad, good luck with not multitasking or 4.0. You have to wait until September or October. Apple said “Fall” but come on, we all know when that is. iPhone OS 4.X for iPad will not be in the Summer, but in the Fall.
So here I am. Screwed. Whether I get an iPad (which I am pretty soon) or if I keep my 3G (and the iPhone 2G that I sold because I knew Apple would kill support for older models in 4.0). No multi-tasking for me. (Well, on the iPad, but guess who has to wait until September for that?! This guy.)
So overall, iPhone OS 4.0 is an amazing software release… if you have enough cash to have the latest and greatest iPhone or iPod touch. If not, you still get iBooks, new Springboard, folders, mail, iAds, and game center as well as the other (almost 100) features.
Come on Apple. Where’s the love? You just screwed all of us who bought your products before they went mainstream. Some say it’s because of the slower processor, but that’s not true. Apple wanta you to update to the latest and greatest.
If it were a processor issue, then 4.0 would be available for the iPhone 2G and iPod touch 1G. The iPhone 3G has the same components. Also, the iPod touch 2G is very fast as well.
So overall, the OS is near perfect. The thing is, I got a very bad after taste from this event being an iPhone 3G and future iPad owner. This decision will come back and bite them on the ass when more people hear of 4.0’s lack of support.
That’s all I have to say. If you are paid developers like us, go to developer.apple.com and get 4.0 beta 1 now. If Apple provided an “unlock” or if the Pwnage Tool is updated, then I may try 4.0 betas, but I really am angry right now.