iOS 4.2 delayed due to iPad WiFi issue

Summary:Rumors were running rampant that iOS 4.2 was imminent because a "GM seed" version had been distributed to developers -- but now it appears to be pushed back at least a week or two.

Rumors were running rampant that iOS 4.2 was imminent because a "GM seed" version had been distributed to developers -- but now it appears that it's pushed back "at least" a week and that another GM build will be released.

Three days ago MacStories reported Mac OS X 10.6.5 and iTunes 10.1 were set to come out on Wednesday, and iOS 4.2 would follow today -- November 12. Mac OS X 10.6.5 arrived yesterday (minus AirPrint functionality for shared printers) but iTunes 10.1 and iOS 4.2 didn’t arrive as predicted. But there's a reason...

The site is reporting that iOS 4.2 was delayed due to "last-minute WiFi connection issues experienced by many users running the GM build on the iPad." And that a second GM build could be released as early as tomorrow to address the WiFi issues.

The WiFi issues will likely push the iOS 4.2 release back at least a week, with the consensus being that it may not get released to the public until the week of November 22.

Here's a video of the bug in action:

Tip: MacStories

Topics: Wi-Fi, Apple, Hardware, iPad, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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