iOS 4.2

iOS 4.2.1 GM Seed Released for Developers

iOS 4.2.1 GM Seed Released for Developers

Despite the fact that some people out there, mainly those who don't call themselves developers, are trying to wait patiently for an official announcement as to when they should expect to be able to install iOS 4.2 on their devices, Apple is once again happy just to tease the masses. The company has just released the latest version of iOS 4.2, for developers, and it's available to download right now.

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iTunes 10.1 Available Now for Download, Brings Video AirPlay to the Masses

iTunes 10.1 Available Now for Download, Brings Video AirPlay to the Masses

If you've been using the audio version of AirPlay since its launch, but you've been aching at the very bones to get your hands on a little video streaming, then it looks like today's your lucky day. Apple has just begun pushing out update notifications for iTunes 10.1, which brings a few new features to the table, but mainly it's a platform for you to get iOS 4.2 onto your device (when it launches).

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iOS 4.2 delayed over WiFi connection bug?

iOS 4.2 delayed over WiFi connection bug?

Rumors are circulating that iOS 4.2 - which had been tipped to arrive sometime today - has been delayed, after Apple supposedly discovered a significant WiFi bug in the gold master build. Accoridng to MacStories, "even if the iPad manages to successfully connect to a local network, the connection is lost after a few minutes" and Apple is reworking the gold master for a new release that could come as early as today. However, reports on how long the delay will affect regular users vary.

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Apple AirPrint loses shared printer support?

Apple AirPrint loses shared printer support?

Apple has reportedly cancelled their AirPrint support for printers shared through PCs and Macs, with developers claiming that reference to the functionality has been removed from the support documentation, and at least one claiming to have been told by Apple Tech Supper that the feature has been dropped. If true, it will mean that AirPrint in iOS 4.2 - which allows devices like the iPad to print wirelessly - will only work with a small number of printers from HP at launch.

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10+ New Features in Apple iOS 4.2

10+ New Features in Apple iOS 4.2

Apple's new iOS is in Beta mode and you can bet there's a bunch of little tics and tacs in the workings that're noteworthy. This is a unification sort of release, bringing the iPad up to snuff, including such treasures found up until now only on the iPhone. Features such as multitasking, unified email inbox, Game Center, and folders. If you've got an iPod Touch like me, you've noticed the Game Center peeking at you above behind and around your games for a little while now.

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iOS exploit bypasses iPhone lockscreen for phone, contacts & other access

iOS exploit bypasses iPhone lockscreen for phone, contacts & other access

A security loophole in iOS 4.1 (as well as the 4.2 beta, apparently) allows unauthorized access to the iPhone's contacts, phone functionality, emails and MMS.  Spotted by MacRumors forum members, the exploit is straightforward: from the iPhone 4 lockscreen, hit "Emergency Call", type in a random number and initiate the call, and then press the sleep key as soon as the end-call button appears on-screen.  That automatically takes you to the handset's contact list.

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iPad orientation lock switch forever gone post-iOS 4.2 says Steve Jobs

iPad orientation lock switch forever gone post-iOS 4.2 says Steve Jobs

Apple has made its minimalist reputation by paring down hardware controls to the bare necessities, and one of the more useful switches has been the screen rotation lock on the side of the iPad.  Originally intended as a mute switch, as on the iPhone, the control changed function ahead of the slate's launch and became far more useful in the process.  Now, it seems, Apple has decided to reverse engines and, post-iOS 4.2, change the control back to its original purpose with no software workaround.

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Apple TV iOS roots confirmed: jailbreak hacks ahoy!

Apple TV iOS roots confirmed: jailbreak hacks ahoy!

Apple's mysterious mention of an "iProd2,1" in the iOS 4.2 beta spotted earlier this year has turned out to be the newest Apple TV, prompting speculation that the set-top box might be a potential jailbreak target for enterprising hackers.  Contrary to earlier rumors, Apple made little reference to the second-gen Apple TV's underlying OS at its launch earlier this month; it had initially been expected that they would push iOS heavily and even bring the App Store to the STB.

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iOS 4.2 Beta Now Available to Download for Developers

iOS 4.2 Beta Now Available to Download for Developers

While Steve Jobs was busy announcing things on stage a few weeks ago, one main focus of that update was the announcement that iOS 4.1 was just around the corner. But, there was more to the story that had people eagerly anticipating the last bit of the year. Apple's iOS 4.2, which is the first iOS 4 update compatible for Apple's iPad, brings a lot of new features to the table. For example, being able to print wirelessly (which, coincidentally enough, just went into the hands of developers, too). But, there's plenty more in store for developers right now.

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