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The iPad finally gets up to speed when it comes to OS releases with iOS 4.2
Apple releases the first beta for iOS 4.2

It was just a few weeks ago that Apple made iOS 4.1 available to iPhone and iPod touch users. The mobile operating system also later showed up on the fourth generation iPod touch.

Today, however, Apple is making available the first beta release of iOS 4.2. The big news for iOS 4.2 is that this will be the first release that will bring the iPad in line with the iPhone and iPod touch when it comes to software releases. As a result, the iPad will finally gain multitasking, folders, and a unified inbox for the Mail app among other things that iPhone and iPod touch users have been enjoying for months.

In addition, iOS 4.2 brings the following features:

  • The ability to search actual websites with Safari
  • AirPlay multimedia wireless streaming
  • AirPrint wireless printing for all iOS 4.2 devices

“AirPrint is Apple’s powerful new printing architecture that matches the simplicity of iOS—no set up, no configuration, no printer drivers and no software to download,” said Apple's Philip Schiller. “iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can simply tap to print their documents or photos wirelessly to an HP ePrint printer or to a printer shared on a Mac or PC.”

IOS 4.2 should bow in completed form this November.  

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By spread on 9/15/2010 2:01:38 PM , Rating: 3
How innoative. The iPad now has folders and you can print.
What will apple do next?


RE: Amazing!
By Sazabi19 on 9/15/2010 2:06:43 PM , Rating: 2
the ipad screens will show weakenss and turn yellow, after that comes the overheating issues that cause the screen to crack... then the entire thing will blow up. the "iPewf", it's a feature. That black spot where u had it sitting is proff u owned a genuine ipewf product.

RE: Amazing!
By RugMuch on 9/15/2010 2:27:48 PM , Rating: 2
I'm tire of the ipad bashing, I think i'll now use mine as coaster.

RE: Amazing!
By Sazabi19 on 9/15/2010 2:30:02 PM , Rating: 2

RE: Amazing!
By morphologia on 9/15/2010 2:49:46 PM , Rating: 2

iChuckled at this.

RE: Amazing!
By chrish89 on 9/15/2010 4:37:36 PM , Rating: 2
oh you guys and your android humor...

RE: Amazing!
By morphologia on 9/15/2010 2:48:19 PM , Rating: 2
Come on, show some may be basic functionality, but it's something those poor iPlebs have done without for so long. I'm sure they're all dancing in their little walled gardens...

RE: Amazing!
By Gio6518 on 9/15/2010 2:51:41 PM , Rating: 4
already doing this from my android phone......

RE: Amazing!
By chrish89 on 9/15/2010 4:30:02 PM , Rating: 2
while listening to your zune...your such a stud.

RE: Amazing!
By Gio6518 on 9/16/2010 2:05:51 PM , Rating: 2
while listening to your zune...your such a stud.

nope while listening to my Android

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