Apple set to release iOS 4.2 today for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Apple announced today that it plans to release iOS 4.2 today for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch owners.

4.2 brings over 100 new features from iOS 4.0 and 4.1 to the iPad including multi-tasking, folders support, a unified inbox, game center support and AirPlay/AirPrint. “iOS 4.2 makes the iPad a completely new product, just in time for the holiday season,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Once again, the iPad with iOS 4.2 will define the target that other tablets will aspire to, but very few, if any, will ever be able to hit.”

iPad owners can now make use of app switching which was introduced in iOS 4.0 for iPhone. iOS 4.2 unifies both platforms and provides access to the new AirPlay feature. AirPlay allows users to stream music, video and pictures wireless from an iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch directly to an Apple TV. Apple has also introduced AirPrint in 4.2 which allows iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to print documents wirelessly from their iDevices.

In other related news, Apple is understood to be readying an updated iPad for Christmas. The new iPad will feature an integrated SIM card according to reports in The Telegraph newspaper. Apple is planning to release the integrated-SIM version of the iPad in time for the holiday season or soon after.

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Wow, that article was only three paragraphs long but manged to squeeze in an epic amount of Job's ego. I thought 4.2 was being skipped and 4.2.1 was being launched instead

evo_spook said,

ipad is 551mb!!

Why does size matter here? Why do you care? You cant download large files? It takes too long? It took me 40 seconds? Do large file sizes matter today?

derekaw said,

Why does size matter here? Why do you care? You cant download large files? It takes too long? It took me 40 seconds? Do large file sizes matter today?

The only reason you replied was to tell people it took you 40 seconds to download, but for some reason phrased it as a question, so ha.

derekaw said,

Why does size matter here? Why do you care? You cant download large files? It takes too long? It took me 40 seconds? Do large file sizes matter today?

They do if your only internet is Mobile Broadband, and you have a small, say 3-8 GB Limit.

Examinus said,

The only reason you replied was to tell people it took you 40 seconds to download, but for some reason phrased it as a question, so ha.

Lol flashy guy.

Examinus said,

The only reason you replied was to tell people it took you 40 seconds to download, but for some reason phrased it as a question, so ha.

Wrong, forget that it took me 40 seconds. Why does size matter? Is it about the time it takes you to download? Do you think the download should be smaller? Why does size matter today? You care? Why do you care?

I just installed and configured the free find my ipad app.
Download the find my iphone app from the App Store, add your free mobile me account to Mail, Contact and Calendars and turn on Find My iPad.

yeah nothing has changed .. is this version .. a few minor things on the iphone 4 but nothing they say in the features on the apple site are on this version.. what garbage i did a clean restore for nothing to change.. garbage!

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