Apple will allow more customization and space-management features on the iPhone home screen. Those occasionally obnoxious apps you can’t delete — such as the clock, weather and stocks — are now clustered together in one button: utilities. This ought to give you space for other, better apps.
Also, you can now change the backdrop so it’s not a stark black screen, but rather an image from a set of preordained wallpaper patterns.
There are a slew of new options for messaging as well. You can now:
Toggle MMS and group messaging
Toggle subject field viewer
Limit character count
Gizmodo found that the apps and utilities were also much speedier than previous iPhone models. This is to be expected, given that the 3GS model boosted the speed from the 3G model — it only makes sense that, using the iPad processor, the 4G iPhone will blow your hair back. Also gone is the “odd silent pause” upon picking up a phone call (not that anybody calls anymore).