Apple iOS 4: 10 best features

Multitasking might be the biggest news in the latest version of the iPhone OS, but it has plenty of other useful features and refinements, too. Here's a hands-on look at our 10 favorites.

If you have more than one e-mail account set up on your iPhone, the unified inbox in Mail is a big improvement. The All Inboxes tab shows all of your e-mail messages in chronological order, though you can't see from which of your accounts each message belongs to. You can set up multiple Exchange accounts, as well.

E-mail threading is also supported (the number of messages in a conversation appears alongside the subject), and when you tap a thread, you see the list of e-mail messages within it. Additionally, anyone who receives attached documents will appreciate the new option in iOS 4 that allows you to open attachments in third-party applications.

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