Apple Releases iOS 4.0 Golden Master And iTunes 9.2 To iPhone Developers

iOS 4 GM Version released

Apple has seeded iOS 4.0 Golden Master; earlier known as iPhone OS 4.0 to developers of its iPhone Developer program. As with the earlier beta versions, the "Golden Master" version of iOS 4.0 is also available only to iPhone developers at present.

Apple has announced at yesterday's WWDC 2010 Keynote address that iOS 4 will be released to users on June 21

The Golden Master version means that it is the shipping version of the software that developers must use to develop and submit iPhone apps that are compatible with iOS 4.0.

According to initial reports from Engadget, the GM version of iOS 4 is pretty similar to the iPhone OS Beta 4 that was released to developers last month.

However, the installation process requires users to install the latest beta version of iTunes 9.2. This latest version of iTunes includes several new features like support for app folders, syncing of eBooks and PDFs that have been introduced in iOS 4.0. Here is the list of enhancements in iTunes 9.2:

  • Sync with iPhone 4 to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on-the-go
  • Sync and read books with iPhone or iPod touch with iPhone OS 4 and iBooks 1.1
  • Organize and sync PDF documents as books. Read PDFs with iBooks 1.1 on iPad and any iPhone or iPod touch with iPhone OS 4
  • Organize your apps on your iPhone OS 4 home screens into folders using iTunes
  • Faster back-ups while syncing an iPhone or iPod touch with iPhone OS 4
  • Performance improvements make scrolling much faster

Developers looking to download the iPhone SDK 4 GM Seed version can do so from the Apple Developer website here. We will let you know if we discover something interesting in the new version of iOS 4.0.

[via Gizmodo, Engadget]

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  • jdb

    I can't wait!

  • http://Yahoo.com Reguard

    Third

    any word on if it's jb'able yet?

  • Leo

    jailbreak and unlock…im waiitng :(

  • Jayb

    Yes =)

  • Cody

    Anyone wanna add me to their developer account?

    Will pay like $5 or something until the release..

  • key

    why ? find the ipsw on megashares and itunes 9.2 beta on thepiratebay.org and do it yourself….

  • brian

    Will the ipsw work without itunes 9.2?

  • Cody

    You can find the IPSW but if your phone's UDID isn't registered as a developer it will brick your phone..

  • no

    lies

  • Gohans

    Cool! i love the new features in iOS4, i downloaded the new iOS4 and iTunes 9.2, installed and bang!!! now my 3GS has a new and improved life :-).
    Cannot wait to get my hands on the new iPhone this 24th.

    Thanks Mr. El Jobso.

    Another happy iPhone user

  • Key

    Where did you gear this garbage? My phone is running os4 right now and works perfect. The multi-tasking blows though. Nothing but an application switcher. Can't run pandora in the background

  • Key

    You can upgrade using the latest 9.1 version but it needs 9.2 to activate for some reason

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0120a5779008970b Andy

    You need to wait for Pandora to release iOS 4 compatible version of their iPhone app for multi-tasking to work. The multi-tasking feature is not out of the box, developers need to make use of one of the services to enable their iPhone app to work in the background, which is available only in iOS 4.

  • key

    ah….btw i'm in that 40%

  • key

    ah….btw i'm in that 40%

  • Jcm800

    Hi, do we still have to put up with messgae alerts blasting on screen with iOS4??

  • asim

    hey where did u download it?and how to do i have iphone 3gs