iOS 4 features by device

Apple's iOS 4 brings many new features to the iPhone 3GS, but not all those features are available on the iPhone 3G or the iPod Touch second generation. Here we take a look at these features by device in a chart.

Apple released its much-awaited iOS 4 update Monday for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, as well as the second and third generations of the iPod Touch. However, not all iOS 4 features have rolled out for all devices, and first-generation versions of both the iPhone and the iPod Touch won't get the update at all. Here is a chart breaking down what you do or don't get with iOS 4, depending on which device you have.

iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS iPod Touch second generation iPod Touch third generation
Multitasking No Yes No Yes
Home screen folders Yes Yes Yes Yes
E-mail upgrades Yes Yes Yes Yes
Background wallpaper No Yes No Yes
Camera zoom Yes Yes N/A N/A
Photo gallery with Faces/Places support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spell check Yes Yes Yes Yes
Searchable text messages Yes Yes N/A N/A
Bluetooth keyboards No Yes No Yes
Support for iBooks Yes Yes Yes Yes
About the author

Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.


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