Apple launches iOS 4.2, iPad gets AirPrint

Apple launches iOS 4.2, iPad gets AirPrint

Summary: Apple's iOS 4.2 is now available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The most notable features include multitasking, unified inbox and AirPrint, a Wi-Fi printing architecture.

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Apple's iOS 4.2 is now available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The most notable features include multitasking, unified inbox and AirPrint, a Wi-Fi printing architecture.

For Apple, the move is a nice way to update the iPad ahead of the Christmas shopping season. The new iOS also unified the iPad with the iPhone and iPod touch.

Among the notable items:

  • AirPrint will allow the iPad to print to Hewlett-Packard printers such as Photosmart, LaserJet Pro and Officejet.
  • GameCenter will allow friends to play games against each other.
  • The iPad can now rent TV episodes directly from iTunes.
  • There's support for 25 languages.

The iOS is available via iTunes 10.1.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Apple, Banking, Data Management, Hardware, iPad, Mobility, Software

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  • So much for the FUD, eh NZ?

    More than a week left in November, and the update is released. Say what you will about Apple, but they know how to execute.
    matthew_maurice
    • RE: Apple launches iOS 4.2, iPad gets AirPrint

      @matthew_maurice Waiting to actually see the release before i say anything positive or negative. There are some interesting things in this release. Unlike the Windows Zealot; I want to see it for myself, before making a judgement.
      Rick_K
  • RE: Apple launches iOS 4.2, iPad gets AirPrint

    Yes, that is a good news.No need to transfer documents to PC or Mac and bang heads for installing printer drivers.
    http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Apple_iOS_42_update_now_available_for_download/551-113530-580.html

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  • RE: Apple launches iOS 4.2, iPad gets AirPrint

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