iOS 4.2: Release Date Update for iPhone, iPod Touch

 

By Posted 4 Nov 2010, 09:49

We have some good news for those of you looking forward to the release of Apple’s iOS 4.2 update for iOS devices, as Apple has inadvertently revealed a release period for when the update will drop.

According to this report from the Guardian, Apple gave the hint about iOS 4.2, when trying to help out users still suffering from problems related to the alarm clock bug on the iPhone 4 – read more on that in our previous report here.

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When explaining a potential solution for users though, Apple revealed that the problem will be fixed up after November 8th, meaning that the update could be due for release at any time up until the 8th (Monday).

Don’t forget that we recently told you that Apple has already released the GM version of iOS 4.2, so an imminent release for iOS 4.2 now does look very likely. We predict that Apple will actually drop this on Monday though, and not before. Let us know your thoughts on this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/P1xellat3d Kevin Wang

    Did PR not consider the fact that there is a change in daylight savings on the 7th?
    Final releases aren't released that soon after a GM release ..

  • Martin Shone

    All I can say is the sooner the better. I have no trust any longer in my iPhones ability to wake me up. I have discovered that the imediate single alarm which I set go off at the correct time and yet the repeat/scheduled ones go off an hour late. there are report suhhesting that switching off the automatic time update and re-entering the alarms will solve the problem but sadly this didn't work for me. I am having to resort to setting the repeat alarms an hour early, and the one off alarms at the correct time. I use a lot of different alarms and the list is now very confusing when looking at it. Hurry up Apple!!

    • Art

      Get a life you loser, you lost trust in iPhones ability to wake you up. Are you serious?

    • DDW

      I agree…my alarm that I set to repeat went off an hour later as well. Luckily, I set a random one to go off a few minutes later…It's not that he TRUSTS the phone to wake him up; it's that the iPhone should be capable of doing all of that and more on time, every time. Thus, I second, "Hurry up Apple!!"

  • Martin Shone

    Ammendment:
    All I can say is the sooner the better. I have no trust any longer in my iPhones ability to wake me up. I have discovered that the imediate single alarm which I set go off at the correct time works fine and yet the repeat/scheduled ones go off an hour late. There are report suhhesting that switching off the automatic time update and re-entering the alarms will solve the problem but sadly this didn't work for me. I am having to resort to setting the repeat alarms an hour early, and the one off alarms at the correct time. I use a lot of different alarms and the list is now very confusing when looking at it. Hurry up Apple!!

  • martinshone

    All I can say is the sooner the better. I have no trust any longer in my iPhones ability to wake me up. I have discovered that the imediate single alarm which I set go off at the correct time works fine and yet the repeat/scheduled ones go off an hour late. There are report suhhesting that switching off the automatic time update and re-entering the alarms will solve the problem but sadly this didn't work for me. I am having to resort to setting the repeat alarms an hour early, and the one off alarms at the correct time. I use a lot of different alarms and the list is now very confusing when looking at it. Hurry up Apple!!

  • DirtyV

    The iPad doesn't even have the alarm clock app so this makes me wonder. Besides, whenever Apple gives you the name of the month for the release date you can bet they mean the very last day of it.

    • Art

      May I ask what woke you up before the iPad?

    • http://www.facebook.com/CaptBuzzKill Guy L W Hardy

      It doesn't? I have been using "Lifelike" on my iPad for a few months now, and it works like an alarm clock…

      After DST passed, the jigger issue with the clock seemed to clear up – although that may have something to do with the mudslide of feedback I am certain the developers received regarding this annoying little bug.

  • bnem

    @Kevin Wang, agreed. after reading apple's bug report it actually states at the bottom that setting the repeat interval back to what it previously was after November 7th will be fine. That's because it's daylight savings clock rollback an hour time. that is not an indicator that iOS 4.2 will be released soon after. @Alan Ng, someone should've check your sources before you posted this since you obviously didn't.

  • RobM

    @Kevin Wang, @bnem you're both right. The poster didn't understand the report from Apple. The bug will resolve itself after North America goes to daylight savings time on Nov. 7th. So that's why it's resolved by Nov. 8th.

  • Dave778

    Listen CLOWNS, Windows 7 phones are most likley being released Nov 8. Android Gingerbread may be released around Nov 11th. Apple would be losing a lot of customers to the other 2. It is in Apple's best intrest to release this A.S.A.P. Hopefully on the 8th.

  • asmartguy

    If you set your alarm again on Nov 8 but you’re still on the old firmware then you’ll run into the same issue again next year. So my guess is that the author assumed Apple was referring to solving the problem once for good, not just temporarily. Just resetting your alarm on the old firmware will fix the problem just for one year whereas setting the alarm on the new firmware will solve it for good.

    I might be wrong but I’m assuming that just updating the firmware without resetting the alarm doesn’t fi the issue.

    • http://www.facebook.com/P1xellat3d Kevin Wang

      Sure, Apple has provided solution to solve the problem for one year.
      However the release date can be any day of November; it need not come out on the day of the temporary fix.

  • rashed

    it is due by the 7th, not the 8th. the help forum said
    "After November 7th, you can reset your alarms to repeat"
    but on nov 7th the USA users will get the bug,
    so apple is sure to have released it by the 7th or they will lose their own systems time.
    also my itunes account refuses to change my ipod system check for update from nov 6
    it does it a week from the last time i do it, although i check everyday!!!
    my prediction, nov 6
    also tell me if you have the same itunes problem: rashed97@bellsouth.net

  • Dave778

    I don't think Apple releases are ever released on the weekend. Hopefully the "after the 7th" comment means the 8th :-D its gotta be the 8th or 15th. I dont see it being longer than that due to new Windows 7 Phones & Android releases.

  • dalekp

    I am noticing a similar thing to Rashed – although for teh past week, my iTunes has steadfastly refused to change the "next check date" past 10 Nov 2010.

    My guess it'll be released…. when they release it :-) Who the hell really knows? I am tipping before 10 Nov – but that is because the sooner it is fixed, the better – being in Australia, I am somewhat over the DST problem

  • Bill

    I think the fix is more likely to do with the clocks going back in the US than iOS 4.2 being released – I think it's still a week or two away.

    Bill M.

  • Xavier

    it's Nov. 8, 2:02 pm and still no update.

  • chris

    my itunes says next check for update is the 9th and usually the next check day is a few days to a week away… i'm gonna try to sync after midnight to see if an update is there…

  • moaead

    8:52 PM
    Monday, November 08, 2010
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) -0800 UTC

  • PatrickR

    It is Tuesday 9:15am and still no update. Man this rumor is dead!

  • Brandon

    11/9/10 1:31 p.m. MST no update

  • Scott

    even more so now :(

  • Art

    Are some of you guys serious, You guys really think people buy the iPhone because of its alarm clock. Get a life, I used a Blackberry and HTC and Android phones and all of them suck. Once you go iPhone, you never go back.

  • Bond

    When will unlock for 05.14.02 come for my 3GS?

    • lupe

      as soon as the 4.2 is released it will be out