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Apple Releases Updated Version Of iOS 4.2 GM For iPad; Launch Delayed To November 24?

November 13th, 2010 11:46 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

iOS 4.2 launch on November 24

Apple has released a new version of iOS 4.2 GM version to developers of iOS Developer program.

The new 8C134b build is meant only for the iPad and is speculated to fix the iPad Wi-Fi connectivity issue that was reported by developers in the earlier GM build, 8C134. 

The release of the new build has meant that users may have to wait for at least a week before iOS 4.2 is available for public download. While Apple has maintained silence over the actual release dates, the press has been busy speculating the same.

According to sources quoted on The Telegraph, launch of iOS 4.2 may be delayed to November 24. The report notes that Apple had initially planned to release the forthcoming iOS update on November 12 but had to delay the launch until later this month. 

These revelations are in line with reports on MacStories from earlier this week where the website had reported that the original launch date of November 12 could be delayed due to the Wi-Fi connectivity bug. The issue apparently prevents iPad users from connecting to the local Wi-Fi network besides breaking successfully established connections intermittently. The website had also earlier reported that the iOS 4.2 update was initially planned for release on October 26, which was subsequently postponed due to a bug that prevented Japanese characters from displaying correctly. 

iOS 4.2 shall bring a number of new features like AirPlay and AirPrint to iOS devices. Besides this, its a major update for the iPad as it finally brings iOS 4 features like Game Centre, multitasking and folder management to the iPad that were only available on the iPhone and iPod Touch until now.

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[via MacStories, The Telegraph]

Source: Apple Releases Updated Version Of iOS 4.2 GM For iPad; Launch Delayed To November 24?

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