I’ve upgraded to the new 4.0 firmware and there are some sweet new features. I’ve have a lot of apps because we test so many so the new folders feature is great. It would be nice if you could select one of your app icons in the folder as the main folder icon. Otherwise everyone’s iPhones will just look like a bunch of folders.
Ok, so not all of my apps will be in folders, but it’s still not real pretty. With categories I could pick my own icon. And I could put more than 12 apps in a folder. The way the folders open and work is really kewl, but there are still limits. It is definitely easier to create and edit what’s in a folder in 4.0 than it is in categories. It opens faster and looks better too.
So I miss the ability to really customize things and have no limits on things. I really miss SBSettings. I use it a lot to turn of and on wifi, adjust my brightness and lock my screen from rotating. I’ve swiped the status bar a few times forgetting that it’s gone. Speaking of the status bar, I also miss having the temperature up there. I use it every morning when getting ready to run or get my kids ready.
Something Apple has never fixed that is REALLY ANNOYING is when you get a text message, you get a popup with the message. I hate this. When you’re on a phone call and get a few text messages you have to close them all before hitting end and hope no one around you says something they shouldn’t… That’s why I love popup blocker and quick dismiss. This allows you to get texts and not get any popup or only get them when your iPhone is locked. Quick dismiss lets you hit the home button to close the popup without removing the badge on the Messages app and then you can get to it later.
I also used popup blocker along with status notifier to show me when I have text messages, again, in the status bar. It will show other things like email or missed calls. Another app I used all the time and keep trying to use is SnapTap. This lets me take a picture by hitting the volume button when the camera app is open instead of trying to hit the little button on the screen. It will also start and stop a video recording.
All of these little hacks, mods, and customizations will keep me jailbreaking my iPhone. It’s nice to have Apple integrating (stealing) these features into their firmware. I really think they asked the question of “Why do people jailbreak?” and tried to add those features. Folders, homescreen wallpaper, backgrounding, spell checker and many more jailbreak apps may become obsolete with this update but I still think we will always jailbreak!