Not a wholesale new OS
Don't get me wrong: iOS 4 is a good update. But if you were expecting a big bang change, you'll be disappointed. The Mail app and the wallpaper are in-your-face changes, but the rest of iOS 4's additions and changes are either more subtle or remain as potential as yet untapped by applications. We won't really experience the full force of iOS 4 until a notable number of apps are rewritten to take advantage of it.
The good news for IT: This change over time should help both you and users adjust more easily.
For more details on how to manage iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads in business, see InfoWorld's series of in-depth, hands-on articles:
- Enterprise iPhone Deep Dive PDF report
- iPhone management tools step it up with iOS 4
- Apple stages corporate mobile takeover with iPhone OS 4.0
- What Exchange ActiveSync policies does your smartphone support?
- Can you manage your iPhone like a BlackBerry?: a review of the iPhone Configuration Utility's capabilities
- How to say yes to (almost) any smartphone: a survey of smartphone management and security capabilities
- Who should own your smartphone?: the pros and cons of employee-provided versus company-provided devices
- Scare of iPhone 3G overages? Here's what to do
- iPad goes to Europe, Japan -- so do 3G roaming ripoffs
This article, "What iOS 4 does -- and doesn't do -- for business," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Read more of Gruman et al.'s Mobile Edge blog and follow the latest developments in mobile computing at InfoWorld.com.