iOS 4.1 coming this week; here's a feature list

At last week's iPod event Steve Jobs said that iOS 4.1 would be released "next week." A new post by 9 to 5 Mac describes all of the features in the new release.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor

At last week's iPod event Apple chief Steve Jobs told the assembled media that he would release iOS 4.1 "next week." Since most Americans took yesterday off to celebrate Labor Day, that leaves next for days for the big release -- I'm guessing Friday.

If you can't wait that long, 9 to 5 Mac has posted a complete iOS 4.1 walkthrough which describes all of the features in the new release.

HDR photography was the one new feature in iOS 4.1 that caught everyone completely off-guard because it was withheld from the three previous betas released to developers. Ironically, I wrote about Pro HDR last week, a $1.99 app that makes taking High Dynamic Range photos easy.

Other new features in iOS 4.1 include:

  • Bug Fixes (proximity, Bluetooth, iPhone 3G performance)
  • Enhanced Bluetooth audio playback
  • Game Center
  • HD Video Uploading
  • FaceTime in Phone Favorites
  • E-Mail Based FaceTime
  • Landscape Camera and FaceTime Call Controls
  • $.99 TV Show Rentals in iTunes
  • Ping support in iTunes
  • Disable Spell Check
  • FaceTime and Multiplayer/Game Center Restrictions
  • AT&T Carrier settings shift to version 8.0
  • Over the air Nike + Submissions

Jump over to 9 to 5 Mac for the complete descriptions and screenshots.
What 4.1 feature are you most looking forward to?

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