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  • iOS 4.2 Goes for the Gold


    Apple, today released iOS 4.2 Golden Master to developers. Apple appears to be on track for its scheduled November release. There is said to be 100+ new features and innovations included with this update. Now that the GM has been released to developers it shouldn’t be too long before it’s made available to the public.

    With this release, Apple will finally bring the iPad up-to-date with the iPhone and iPod Touch. This software will be a unification of sorts. No longer will people have to keep track of the most current software version for the iPad and iPhone. iOS will finally have one unified version of the software that runs on all devices. This will be a welcome relief for iPad users everywhere. New to the iPad will be such features as multitasking, folders, a unified mailbox, Game Center support and many other enhancements as well.

    iOS 4.2 brings a host of welcomed improvements, but one change is causing some controversy. The screen lock rotation switch has now been repurposed to act as the mute button. Some users are not happy about the change, but it is in keeping with Apple’s theme to unify the iOS on all devices.

    With the iPad’s additional screen real estate, the multitasking bar has been expanded to include more features. It operates just as you would expect it to, but now includes screen lock, brightness control, iPod functions and Volume setting. To the left of the volume slider is the new AirPlay button. I look forward to seeing this button appear on the iPhone as well.



    AirPlay is arguably the most anticipated new feature coming to this iOS update. AirPlay allows you to stream music, video and photos directly from your iOS device to an Apple TV. Some apps will be compatible with AirPlay as well, allowing you to stream content from an app on your iOS device to an Apple TV. Apps may one day become a replacement for traditional TV channels. This would make the Apple TV a real contender to replace regular cable service. Apple is sure to open an Apple TV App Store, “when the time is right” according to Steve Jobs.

    AirPrint is another welcome addition to the iOS. Now, people will finally be able to print mail, photos and even web pages directly to a Wi-Fi connected printer.

    Today, Apple also invited developers to submit their apps for iOS 4.2 review. This is great news for the average user. It is an indication that there should be a good supply of compatible apps as soon as the update is released. Hopefully, this version of the iOS will be less problematic for developers to jailbreak than in previous versions. With such an array of new features, this update will be hard to resist.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 4.2 Goes for the Gold started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 70 Comments
    1. Pyro976's Avatar
      Pyro976 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Can't wait for RemoveBG again. I hate the multitasking.
      Just so you know RemoveBG is working. Been using it for about 2 weeks
    1. Majsta_Rajsta's Avatar
      Majsta_Rajsta -
      Hi do we know if there has been a carrier unlock released for the iphone 4, running 4.1 by any chance?
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Majsta_Rajsta View Post
      Hi do we know if there has been a carrier unlock released for the iphone 4, running 4.1 by any chance?
      Please don't hijack.
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      Quote Originally Posted by Majsta_Rajsta View Post
      Hi do we know if there has been a carrier unlock released for the iphone 4, running 4.1 by any chance?
      According to stealth bravo, there will be no release of unlock for 4.1 untill after 4.2 hits, and there is a thread for that called "are we there yet"

      Unklbyl
    1. andrespopeye25's Avatar
      andrespopeye25 -
      So we have to wait for a new jailbreak?? I thought Limera1n & greenpoison were permanent jailbreak . I could have sworn i read somewhere it had something to do with a hardware jailbreak Apple couldnt patch unless they made a new iphone. Can someone clear this up for me plzzz!!!!!
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Has anyone had any luck connecting their 4.2 iPad to their iPhone MyWi? It says I'm connected but I cant get to the internet. It used to work before 4.2. Thanks for any advice.
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      Are both ipad and iphone on 4.2 already? If so, you have commited a sin and not waited for the update of mywi to let you know it is ok. Your pennance is.......
      Wait
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by andrespopeye25 View Post
      So we have to wait for a new jailbreak?? I thought Limera1n & greenpoison were permanent jailbreak . I could have sworn i read somewhere it had something to do with a hardware jailbreak Apple couldnt patch unless they made a new iphone. Can someone clear this up for me plzzz!!!!!
      The same exploit will be used to jailbreak 4.2, but the jb tools have to be updated to support newer versions of iOS. Just minor tweaks need to be made rather than having to find an entirely new exploit.
    1. jenn91's Avatar
      jenn91 -
      Can't wait. I'm getting an ipad next week!
    1. chizzle187's Avatar
      chizzle187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jenn91 View Post
      Can't wait. I'm getting an ipad next week!
      had mine for like 2 weeks now and i love it !!