iOS 4.2 iPad Release: List of changes

Yesterday we revealed that the iOS 4.2 update for the Apple iPad may frustrate some users as it changes the rotation lock button to a mute key, now we thought we would concentrate on some of the new features and innovations it will bring.

The iOS 4.2 update for iPad will arrive sometime this month (November), according to Apple this will bring intelligent multitasking, which will not drain the battery or slowdown the app running in the foreground, also you will be able to group apps in folders, which is great for organization.

Two of the most highly anticipated features are AirPrint and AirPlay, AirPrint is pretty self-explanatory and allows you to print directly to a printer on a wireless network, AirPlay allows you to stream media for your iPad to the new Apple TV, also you can stream music to AirPlay speakers or receivers (including AirPort Express).

Here we will list some of the other notable new features/changes, however if you would like to find out more about them check out this link. Game Center, even better Mail, find text on web pages, enhanced enterprise support, accessibility enhancements along with some keyboard and dictionary enhancements.

What new innovation/feature are you looking forward to the most?


  • rffs

    AirPrint will be also available in iOS 4.2? Will this feature be on the iPhone/iPod touch?

  • Kevin

    Got the GM release installed, is alot better – looking forward to iPad-only apps being updated to utilise the multitasking! 🙂

  • w a y

    Already have beta 3 installed. Great stuff, indeed!


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