Getting to know iOS 4 on the iPad 2

iOS 4

The most Advanced Mobile Operating Systems.

With its easy-to-use interface, amazing features and rock-solid stability, iOS 4
is the foundation of iPad. And even as others try to catch up, the technologies
and features built into iOS 4 keep iPad years ahead.

Elegant and intuitive interface.

You know how to use iPad from the first time you pick it up. That’s because the revolutionary Multi-Touch interface in iOS was designed for your finger. And the simple, beautiful Home screen is the easiest place to start. From built-in apps to thousands of iPad apps available from the App Store. From making a FaceTime call to editing a video with iMovie. Everything you touch is easy, intuitive and fun.

FaceTime.

With just a few taps in FaceTime, you can see your friends and family while you talk to them. Multi-Touch and the big 9.7-inch display make video calling fun and easy.

Multitasking.

Run your favourite third-party apps and switch between them easily with the intuitive multitasking interface.

Folders.

Apps can fill your iPad pretty quickly. Folders give you an easy way to keep your apps organised, de-clutter your Home screens and get to your favourite apps with a tap.

The world’s largest mobile app store.

With thousands of apps in practically every category, iOS 4 is the platform for the world’s largest collection of mobile apps. Apple gives third-party developers a rich set of tools and APIs, and they’ve created apps that redefine what a mobile device can do. Where do you find these apps? Just browse the App Store on your iPad and download them with a tap.

Hardware and software made for each other.

Because Apple makes both the iPad hardware and the operating system, everything works together seamlessly and intelligently. This makes it possible for built-in apps and apps from the App Store to take advantage of the iPad hardware. So Multi-Touch, the accelerometer, the three-axis gyro, accelerated graphics and the powerful processor are always in play when you’re surfing the web, watching films, gaming and going from app to app to app.

  • Multi-Touch technology.

You already know how to use iPad, because you use the most natural pointing device there is: your finger. Nobody does Multi-Touch better than Apple.

Up to 10 hours of battery life.

The A5 chip is incredibly power efficient, which means the iPad battery — and all the fun — lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge.

Instant On.

With Instant On, iPad springs to life the second you touch the Home button. And when you open the iPad Smart Cover, iPad wakes up automatically. That’s Instant On with a colourful twist.

It’s safe and highly secure.

iOS 4 is highly secure from the moment you turn on your iPad. All apps run in a safe environment, so a website or app can’t access data from other apps. iOS 4 supports encrypted network communication to protect your sensitive information. Optional parental controls let you manage iTunes purchases, Internet browsing and access to explicit material. To guard your privacy, apps requesting location information are required to get your permission first. You can set a passcode lock to prevent unauthorised access to your device and configure iPad to delete all your data after too many unsuccessful passcode attempts. And in case your iPad is lost or stolen, Find My iPad allows you to locate it on a map and remotely delete all your data.3 If you get it back, you can restore everything from your last backup.

It’s ready for work.

Heading to Tokyo on business? Find an app that helps teach you the language or one that just helps translate. iPad and iOS 4 are made to be used around the world. The user interface is localised in over 30 languages. So you can send, or read, email in other languages and easily switch between them. Because the keyboard is software based, you can select from over 50 different layouts with support for language-specific features including diacritic marks on characters, handwritten input for Chinese and contextual character options for Japanese. In addition, the built-in dictionaries support over 50 languages and dialects, VoiceOver reads screens in more than 30 languages and Voice Control understands 24 languages.

Accessibility built in.

iOS 4 comes as standard with a wide range of accessibility features that help people with disabilities experience everything iPad has to offer. For example, the built-in VoiceOver screen-reading technology allows those who are blind or have low vision to hear a description of the item they’re touching on the screen. iOS also offers out-of-the-box support for over 30 wireless braille displays and many other award-winning accessibility features, such as dynamic screen magnification, playback of closed-captioned video, mono audio, white on black text and more.

 

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