Apple is quietly announced
that the long awaited iOS 4.2 update for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices is now available. You need to connect your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to computer and then fire up iTunes to click on 'Check for update' button to see if new update has arrived for you or not. Finally after bit hiccups and the nasty Wi-Fi bug, the iOS 4.2 will make way for your iOS based devices. Also what Apple calls iOS 4.2 is actually iOS 4.2.1 build 8C148 update.
The new iOS 4.2 update would be compatible with following devices:
- iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G
- iPod touch second generation (32GB and 64GB)
- iPod touch third generation (32GB and 64GB)
- iPod touch fourth generation (all models)
This iOS 4.2 update was promised to arrive in Nov for iPad but at the same time iPhone and iPod touch also get chance to dance at the festive Thanksgiving occasion. Let's take a look at the new features without being much dramatic.
Apple has introduced new AirPlay feature for wirelessly streaming music, videos and photos from iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to fourth generation Apple TV. Users can also make the best of AirPlay with AirPort Express for streaming multimedia wirelessly to stereo or powered speakers. Apple is planning to introduce AirPlay-enabled speakers soon.
You can now send a print command via iPad, iPod touch or iPhone for wireless printing over AirPring supporting Printers. No need to transfer documents to PC or Mac and bang heads for installing printer drivers. Well, that does take care of printing stuff.
Game with new opponents, show off scores-achievements and also discover games via the Game-centered social network App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. You get to register your own gamer tag and it's pretty much similar to Microsoft's Xbox LIVE service.
Free Find My iPhone Service+App:
Just in case you've lost or misplaced your iPhone, iPod touch or iPod, then make use of FREE Find My iPhone service. This service now no longer requires MobileMe subscription. Available for download as a free app, you'll need to install it on a fresh/other device in order to locate a lost/misplaced iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
Biggest improvement comes for the Apple iPad owners for their iOS version will now offer several nifty features like multi-tasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, and others. The Unified Inbox offers fast mail switching and a threaded conversation view for users. Check out other features for iPad via iOS 4.2 update:
- 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
- Ability to easily find and highlight specific words and phrases on web pages in Safari
- Enhanced enterprise support with stronger security features, new device management capabilities and improved enterprise integration
- Support for 25 additional languages, including Korean, Portuguese and Traditional Chinese.
Just like you, several others would be eager to download this new update and install it on their devices. Do take a look at these points before and after downloading iOS 4.2 update
- Make sure you've iTunes 10.1 installed in your Mac or PC. Download it from - http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
- Do ensure you've a proper and consistent Internet connection to download the iOS 4.2 update for your device. Corrupt downloads will give you nothing but errors.
- When Apple makes iOS 4.2 available, there will be mad rush to download it. Try downloading it hours later to get better speeds.
- Avoid downloading iOS 4.2 updates from unknown and shady sites. Just in case if you're aware that you've downloaded correct file then go ahead and install it.
We really hope that no bugs or serious issues persist once the iOS 4.2 for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone.
Direct Download links for iOS 4.2 updates can be found in our Downloads
Psst. Just to remind you that the iPhone Dev Team will the redsn0w 0.9.7 that will come with custom DFU mode that comes with from GeoHotz's Limera1n exploit. Expect this jailbreak tool for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to be released anytime soon.