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It’s Official – iOS 4.2 Released Today


The long-awaited iOS 4.2 software update for the iPad (and iPhone and iPod Touch) will be released today. Apple has confirmed that in a press release. It may already be available for download in some markets and should be released for US users at 10AM PST this morning.

iOS 4.2 brings over 100 mew features to the iPad – including multitasking for 3rd party apps, the Multitasking Bar for rapid switching between apps, folders for better organizing our apps and home screens, AirPrint for wireless printing to supported printers, a universal Inbox, and AirPlay for wireless streaming of media from iPhones and iPads to Apple TV. For lots more detail on the big new features for iPad in the 4.2 update, see my earlier post on this here:


I’ve been running the (developers only) beta and gold master builds of iOS 4.2 for many weeks now, so I already know how great this update is. The Multitasking Bar alone makes using the iPad so much better / faster / more productive. The ability to easily, rapidly switch between apps is superb. I’m keen to hear what you all think once you install 4.2 – please let us know in the comments.

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Big New Features for iPad in the iOS 4.2 Software Update


The good news is that the upcoming iOS 4.2 software update is chock full of some major new features and functionality for the iPad.  The not-so-good news is that we have to wait until November to get this update.  The holdup presumably has something to do with the fact that 4.2 will mark the first time that iOS versions will be unified across the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad.

So since we’ve got a good while to wait anyway, I thought this might be as good a time as any to share some of the details on some of the big additions we’re going to see on our iPads when iOS 4.2 is released.  Hit the break for a quick rundown on this …

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