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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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RE: I love my iPad
By bysmitty on 9/16/2010 12:20:00 PM , Rating: 2
Hey, if I spent as much time idled by transportation as you, I'd think it was a great device too. Personally though, I spend an average of .5 hours a month on planes and an average of 0 hours a month on trains. Until I get my self driving car, I just don't need an in-between device such as this. When I'm home I've got proper computers and laptops and if I do happen to run into little bits of downtime when I'm out an about, my smartphone has me covered. I just don't have a use for anything else though. I'm certainly not faulting your opinion, you sound like a perfect candidate for an iPad or other tablet, but just pointing out that most of points on why it is so great aren't applicable to most people.


RE: I love my iPad
By chick0n on 9/17/2010 7:27:00 AM , Rating: 2
and that moron think its so great. Tablet is nothing new and its been out for almost 10 years.

Talk about failed.

RE: I love my iPad
By Aloonatic on 9/19/2010 11:53:55 AM , Rating: 2
Why do people keep on saying that it failed?

It's sold plenty, and there are plenty of competitors scrambling to make their own version of the iPad.

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