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iOS 4.2: Update Delayed? – New Release Date for Download

We have some disappointing news to bring you now, as it has been reported that Apple has delayed the release of their iOS 4.2 update for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad due to a last minute issue related to WiFi.

According to this report from MacRumors, information has surfaced from Greek website iPhoneHellas, who have claimed that the update is delayed until Tuesday, November 16th.

Further information from AppAdvice, suggest that the problem is due to a last minute WiFi connection issue which is holding up the delay. This apparently is an issue which was discovered in the GM version of iOS 4.2 and has since led to numerous complaints on the Apple boards.

What are your thoughts on this? We were obviously expecting the update to drop today at some point, but it looks like that it isn’t going to happen. We’ll bring you more on this story later.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Tim
Tim

Guys think about it. You call then crap while complaining about them taking a few more days to get it right. Do you and it stable and tested, or just rolled out with the bugs. Stop complaining about everything! You're boring!

Bob
Bob

Give Steve a break.
The man is running a tech company without knowing how to write one line of code, hell, the man doesn't even know what a diode is.

He depends on gut instinct and the advice of others.
Its a very random process.

Leo
Leo

"iOS 4.2 coming in November! November of 2037, that is…"

"iOS 4.3 out in December…of the year 3000!"

Kery
Kery

May be not this November….iPad user…sorry…

Kery
Kery

The new iPad coming in ios 4.2

AppleNerd
AppleNerd

I believe the now ipdate is going to be: Tuesday 16th! It is Tuesday and not last Monday because the apple developers found a glitch with the software.

Hamed
Hamed

we r waiting. I have nothing to say

Dunkmanone
Dunkmanone

I Have a iPhone 3GS 16GB
5.14.02
And the new bootroom on 4.1
I only have T-Mobile and i am waiting eagerly for this update…please ultrasn0w hurry up!

kiddingme?
kiddingme?

A bit offtopic but anyway:

This site sucks if u arent on very fast network… 3.6 mbit 3G connection (tested on speedtest app) with iPhone 4 took like 35 seconds to load this page, because it’s full of hyperlinks and rubbish.. U should really clean this site, I wont read it ever again if it’s full of shit like now, honestly.

Roger Camp
Roger Camp

Actually, Apple never told an exact release date, only told that's going to be in November. As so many iPad owner, I can't wait for the release. Come on Apple! Show me the money!

getalife
getalife

get your facts straight, apple never released a date, everyone assumed it. get a life the lot of you, even an apple product with a few minor issues is better than a fully tested Microsoft release.

Scott
Scott

Are Apple becoming another Microsoft. Announcing releases, then delays, then still releasing with bugs????????

Bobby
Bobby

Id much rather a delayed working release than a release with a bug. We all remember that annoying month when iOS 3.1.1 ( or which ever it was) which kept randomly turning the phone off without warning. Don’t Want stuff like that happening again. Took them a month to fix that.

Andrew
Andrew

As you will be aware I'm sure, Beta is pre-release software specifically aimed at, not only allowing the developer to advance his own product, but to iron out remaining bugs through a professional community who will generally identify issues quicker than the average user. Complaining about sorting issues before it gets passed to us seems absolutely illogical to me – I mean we'd all complain bitterly if the OS was sub-standard when we got it.

Patience. Its just software.

Andy
Andy

But releasing it to the developers is part of the testing….. They can get several thousand tests done in 1 day by releasing it to devs. As apposed to 6 guys in a room. At least the issue was released to the wider public – don’t think they could take much more stick around signal issues!

Appleis Crud
Appleis Crud

this is because apple is crap!

Luke
Luke

i want a man to man fight with someone from apple

Higster
Higster

When are Apple going to learn to test their OS functionality BEFORE releasing to developers etc. Apple obviously felt this update was ready as this released it to developers, but as usual some 3rd party had to find the problem.

Maybe Apple should stop 'Designing In California USA' and let the Chinese both Design and Assemble, then things may actually work!

Jan
Jan

A last minute Wi-Fi problem??????????? That problem has been there since day one, Steve!!!!

Ruben
Ruben

this is unbelievable my iphone 3g needs an unlock and these guys are playing hard to get

francisco
francisco

Wow it seems like ios 4.2 will never be made public. maybe apple is nowhere near finishing the os

Jon
Jon

Are apple facing quality issues? Problems found apparently with the mac air and now with iOS 4.2. Have they changed their testing team?

Sir Cragglepoop
Sir Cragglepoop

Maybe iOS4.2 has gone the way of the White iPhone

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