It’s finally here. After all these months of knowing that iOS 4.2 would come to the iPad in November, this huge, major update is now available in iTunes.
This is the operating system software update for iPad that adds multitasking, the Multitasking Bar for rapid app-switching, folders for organizing our apps and home screens, AirPrint for wireless printing from the iPad (to a limited group of supported printers), AirPlay for streaming media to Apple TV, and a total of over 100 new features. See my earlier post HERE for a rundown of the most notable new features in 4.2.
You should be able to see the new update available as soon as you connect your iPad to iTunes. If not, you may need to keep hitting ‘Check for Updates’ until it refreshes properly. For those of you who have running the latest gold master (developers only) release, iTunes will tell you that you already have the current version – and a check of the direct download link for 4.2.1 shows that is the exact same build number 4.2.1 (8C148). So I’ll be keeping mine as is.
Happy updating y’all.