iOS 4.2 for iPad available TODAY (22-Nov)

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At 10am Pacific Time, and for everything else too (iPhone, touch, etc)

http://www.slashgear.com/ios-4-2-for-ipad-iphone-and-ipod-touch-released-22115451/

Apple’s iOS 4.2 Available Today for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch
Major Software Update Brings Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay & AirPrint to iPad

CUPERTINO, California—November 22, 2010—Apple® today announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, is available today for download for iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new features from iOS 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 to iPad including Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay® and 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 users can now run their favorite apps and switch between them instantly, while preserving iPad’s legendary battery life. Users can organize their apps with drag-and-drop simplicity using Folders, and Mail now features a Unified Inbox, fast inbox switching and a threaded message view.

Game Center allows iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users to challenge and play friends or be matched automatically with new opponents, showcase their scores and achievements, and discover new games their friends are playing.

AirPlay is a new feature for streaming music, video and photos wirelessly from iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to Apple TV®, transforming Apple TV into a great accessory for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. iOS users also will be able to use AirPort Express® and AirPlay to stream wirelessly to any stereo or powered speakers, or directly to AirPlay-enabled speakers coming to market in the months ahead.

AirPrint is a next-generation Wi-Fi print architecture that dramatically simplifies printing by completely eliminating printer drivers. A selection of AirPrint enabled printers including the HP Photosmart, HP LaserJet Pro and HP Officejet will be the first to support printing direct from iOS devices. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can simply tap to print their documents or photos wirelessly to any printer that supports AirPrint.

The Find My iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) feature is now free to use without a MobileMe℠ subscription and helps you locate your missing device.* The Find My iPhone app is a free download on the App Store℠ and lets users easily locate a missing device on a map and have it display a message or play a sound. Users can even remotely lock or wipe data from a lost device to protect privacy.

Other new features that iOS 4.2 brings to the iPad include: the ability to rent TV episodes directly to iPad using the iTunes® App with a 30 day viewing window and a 48 hour session window once playback is started; the ability to easily find and highlight specific words and phrases on web pages in Safari®; enhanced enterprise support so businesses can take advantage of stronger security features, new device management capabilities and improved enterprise integration; industry-leading accessibility enhancements; and support for 25 additional languages, including Korean, Portuguese and Traditional Chinese.

The revolutionary iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. You can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, using the innovative Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPad weighs just 1.5 pounds, making it easy to carry and use anywhere.

Today, customers have downloaded more than seven billion apps from the groundbreaking App Store and more than 300,000 apps are available to consumers in 90 countries, with more than 40,000 native iPad apps. Over 125 million iOS users around the world can choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel.

Availability
The iOS 4.2 update is available today to download to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by syncing the device with iTunes 10.1. iOS 4.2 is compatible with iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, second and third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) and new iPod touch. Some features may not be available on all products. For example, Multitasking requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) or later.

*The free Find My iPhone feature is available for iPhone 4, iPad or new iPod touch (4th generation).

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
 
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Downloading now, 551.4 MB. Have been waiting for this update for aaaaages. :biggrin:

iOS4, when it actually has the CPU/MIPS to run it well, is super slick. Will finally be able to have all of my apps organized well and mostly on the front page, along with the unified Inbox and multi-tasking. Woohooo! (hopefully nothing breaks)
 
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On my iPhone 4 I did what I saw someone else do. I only placed 4 icons across the top row, and moved all the remaining app icons to other pages. This allows my wallpaper to shine through on the home page of the phone.
 
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All done. :smile: Me likey, but I like the old wallpaper better so I went back to that. I'm having to check multiple email accounts lately so the unified inbox is great. Will have to figure out how I want to organize all of my apps on this thing later. Like the Safari window icon that tells you how many windows you have open. Print option is nice, but I don't even have a printer at home anymore, LOL.
 
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sorry for lousy pic, iPhone4 via facebook lol

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well I believe I found the first BUG

iPad, Mail, delete individual mail with trash can on top of page, it keep shutting down mail and going to home screen
 
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Seems to work ok for me

Looooove the multi-task bar with the screen brightness slider. Soooooo much better. It was annoying having to exit out of an app, go to the home screen, go to settings, brightness, adjust, and then go all the way back. Now it's right there so that you can adjust it quickly and then go right back to what you were doing.
 
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Use the On/Off + Home buttons to get a screen capture on iPad and iPhone.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial162.html

It saves the screen shot to your camera roll in the Photos application.
hah, sweet :smile:

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Seems to work ok for me

Looooove the multi-task bar with the screen brightness slider. Soooooo much better. It was annoying having to exit out of an app, go to the home screen, go to settings, brightness, adjust, and then go all the way back. Now it's right there so that you can adjust it quickly and then go right back to what you were doing.


Went to the apple store they were stumped

I really dont know how to compose the process this is happening

single email user, edit mail, select random emails to delete (without viewing) click delete, view one email, click trash/delete = shuts down email and goes to home screen, open email again and deleted emails are still back
 
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Hmmm, so this update will now let you multitask with an iphone! I was just complaining about that the other day, the fact that you can only do one thing at a time. It will be interesting to see how it works. I've been hanging onto V3 as I have some Un apple programs running. Thanks for the heads up!
 

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