Apple releases iOS 4.2.1 update for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

By on November 22, 2010 at 8:45 AM.

Apple releases iOS 4.2.1 update for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

It came a bit later than we expected — reportedly due to a last minute Wi-Fi bug on the iPad — but Apple fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Apple has pushed out its iOS 4.2.1 update for the iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod touch. The most notable changes will come for iPad users, who have been anxiously awaiting iOS 4 for what seems like an eternity. They will now be able to enjoy Apple’s multitasking workaround for third-party apps, folders, AirPrint capabilities, a unified inbox and plenty more. Version 4.2.1 should also bring about some much needed performance improvements for iPhone 3G users. The update will be available today so fire up iTunes and slam those servers.

Also of note, Apple has made Find My iPhone free for all users. The feature, which allows GPS-enabled iOS devices to be located from within a Web interface, had previously been part of Apple’s $100-per-year MobileMe service.

Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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OS X 10.6.5, iTunes 10.1 may be released tomorrow; iOS 4.2 on Friday

By on November 9, 2010 at 11:59 PM.

OS X 10.6.5, iTunes 10.1 may be released tomorrow; iOS 4.2 on Friday

If rumors circulating today are to be believed, Apple is set to have a pretty big week in terms of software updates. It’s no mystery that Apple has several new software builds in the works but as always, the company has not announced specific release dates. A new report claims to peg dates for three major upcoming releases, however, and they’re all due this week. First up, OS X 10.6.5 and iTunes 10.1 are both said to be slated for release tomorrow, November 10th. The report also states that iOS 4.2 will become available to users on Friday, November 12th, at 1:00PM Eastern Time. iOS 4.2 will bring with it Apple’s much awaited AirPlay and AirPrint functionality, which are dependent on iTunes 10.1 and OS X 10.6.5 to function. More →

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iPhone 3G performance with iOS 4.2: much improved

By on November 8, 2010 at 10:20 PM.

iPhone 3G performance with iOS 4.2: much improved

iPhone 3G owners have had a rough time lately. First, they missed out on some of the best new features iOS 4 had to offer. Then, the watered down version of iOS 4 they finally got their hands on slowed performance to a near-crawl in most cases. But don’t worry, iPhone 3G owners, some long overdue good news is finally coming your way… iOS 4.2 will bring much needed performance improvements when it finally reaches consumers. Using the Gold Master build of the software, TiPb was nice enough to give us all an early taste of the new OS version on video. As you can see very clearly, the phone shows marked improvements compared to the latest public OS build. In fact, it’s almost on par with iOS 3 on the iPhone 3G. Hit the jump for the full video and if you’re an iPhone 3G owner, get ready to breathe a sigh of relief. More →

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