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  • iOS 4.2 Beta for iPad Released to Developers


    That's right, its here folks. iOS 4.2 Beta has been released to Developers in the Apple center. This is great news for iPad owners, however it may also delay jailbreaking a little further, assuming that iOS 4.2 is right around the corner.

    The new iOS update is expected to include a number of new features, including multitasking, folders, along with printing and the ability to use AirPlay via itunes with your iPad, juts like the Airport Express.

    The update is currently available at developer.apple.com. I would imagine there are a ton more features that have yet to be uncovered, but it's great to see iOS 4 coming to the iPad. Stay tuned for updates

    The official 4.2 update is slated for November. 2 months away

    This release is labeled as Build Number 8C5091e. The update is available for iPad, iPhone (3G, 3GS, and 4) and iPod touch (second-, third-, and fourth-generation). iOS 4.2 for iPad comes in at 514 MB, where as the iPhone 4 firmware comes in at 617 MB. It does seem that the firmware loads a little faster, but that could just be in my head


    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 4.2 Beta for iPad Released to Developers started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      Sweet, can't wait to get multitasking and folders on my iPad!
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      What sad is that multitasking isn't on there already, same with folders. I guess they need to old stuff off so it sounds amazing when they finally get to it. Just like the camera. You can't release a new model unless you leave stuff off to just add on later so your blind followers will keep buying it.
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      What sad is that multitasking isn't on there already, same with folders. I guess they need to old stuff off so it sounds amazing when they finally get to it. Just like the camera. You can't release a new model unless you leave stuff off to just add on later so your blind followers will keep buying it.
      That's been Apple's business model from the get-go. No surprises there.
    1. borisk's Avatar
      borisk -
      i don't understand how this may delate the release of the jailbreak since the new jailbreak is going to be done by using the "bootrom" exploit. Meaning apple can't patch the hole with a software update. correct me if i'm wrong please.
    1. icepick4u's Avatar
      icepick4u -
      Quote Originally Posted by borisk View Post
      i don't understand how this may delate the release of the jailbreak since the new jailbreak is going to be done by using the "bootrom" exploit. Meaning apple can't patch the hole with a software update. correct me if i'm wrong please.
      Ditto
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Cool, maybe a feature is making the 1st gen ipad have a camera.
    1. sharpjunkie76's Avatar
      sharpjunkie76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rokesomesmeefer View Post
      That's been Apple's business model from the get-go. No surprises there.
      And it's been working for them perfectly so why change a thing!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Please do not fill up this thread with begging for your UUID on a dev account. All previous and further requests will be deleted. Someone is welcome to start a new thread soley for this purpose. Devs if you are going to sell slots please do so via PM or in the BST section of the forum.

      Repeat. No not post solely for the purpose of requesting a dev to PM you to add your UUID to his account. Start a NEW thread if you'd like.
    1. jomo25's Avatar
      jomo25 -
      As I understand it, the new exploit is hardware based and can't be closed by new firmware. So, the new JB won't necessarily be delayed by impending firmware releases. But that's up to the dev team and co.
    1. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by borisk View Post
      i don't understand how this may delate the release of the jailbreak since the new jailbreak is going to be done by using the "bootrom" exploit. Meaning apple can't patch the hole with a software update. Correct me if i'm wrong please.



      +1 :d
    1. alx94's Avatar
      alx94 -
      I just started to develop around 4 months ago and I was wondering if its legal in the first place to share the ios beta version? This would only require a valid UDID wouldnt it?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      4.2 is simply amazing! My iPad has gotten 20X more useful.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      You're wrong. Now you're also corrected. The new exploit uses the A4 SoC, not the baseband. As that exploit is tethered only (so far as I know), I can only hope a new exploit is found or someone figures out how to use this while keeping the jailbreak untethered.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      4.2 is simply amazing! My iPad has gotten 20X more useful.
      So the beta is definitely worth losing jailbreak to update?
    1. ikkoku's Avatar
      ikkoku -
      is there a release notes on features/bug fixes that applies to the iphone since the iphone already have multi task and folders
    1. sharpjunkie76's Avatar
      sharpjunkie76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      4.2 is simply amazing! My iPad has gotten 20X more useful.
      Can you elaborate more on it besides multitasking, folders, printing. What are the other features that make the tablet useful to you?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      AirPlay is awesome. The brightness control in the dock and Rotation lock in either orientation rocks. 20 apps in folders is pretty nice to have.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Nice! Downloading now
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      AirPlay is awesome. The brightness control in the dock and Rotation lock in either orientation rocks. 20 apps in folders is pretty nice to have.
      That's all the more coaxing I need to try it out.
    1. corkey20000's Avatar
      corkey20000 -
      Buying an iPad so I can download this.