November 10, 2010 Leave a comment
As Apple promised us last month that the new iOS would be coming out sometime this month and that day is almost here.
The new iOS is said to be coming out on Friday (11/12). This update will bring all the iDevices to 4.2, so when apple releseses the next iOS it would be done with one shot instead of having the iPad bringing up the rear.
So whats new with the iOS 4.2?
Well as far as the iPhone and iPod touch there’s not a “Big” change or improvement. The new features for the two would consist of a new link for FaceTime in the messages app, the ability to give thumbs up/down for youtube videos, there is a UI tweak that will allow us to control the volume from task switcher, and last but not least the ability to restrict installing and deletion of apps as well features of other apps.
The major updates/new features come for the iPad. The iPad’s updates come to us in the form or multitasking, folders, email threading along with the ability to open attachments with third party apps for the mail app, and the game center app. The ipad also has the same UI tweak as the iPhone and iPod touch to control volume in the task switcher, but it would also allow us to control the brightness from the task switcher.
Now here’s where the iPad goes beyond the iPhone and iPod touch. Any iPad running the iOS 4.2 will be able to use AirPrint and AirPlay which will allow the user to print wirelessly and stream music to apple TV and airplay speakers.
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