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iOS 4.2 Beta Changes: New SMS Tones, iPad Changes, AirPlay Missing?

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Bookmark bar in iPad Safari
HDBlog.it details the changes found in the latest iOS 4.2 beta that was released earlier today. Beta 3 appears to improve performance and fixes a number of bugs, but also introduces some small new features.

- Bookmark bar in iPad Safari
- New tones for SMS
- iPad: Enable/Disable alert sounds for New Mail, Sent Mail, Calendar Alerts, Lock Sounds, Keyboard Clicks
- Minor graphical changes

We've heard that Apple has removed the AirPlay feature from various spots in this build. This may be a temporary removal, and we could see it return in the final builds.

Article Link: iOS 4.2 Beta Changes: New SMS Tones, iPad Changes, AirPlay Missing?
 

HLdan

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I like the new Bookmarks bar, it's starting to look more like the Mac. Nice! :)
 
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BC2009

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Has anybody heard "early November" or "late November" for the GA release?
 
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Btrthnezr3

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Whoot for more SMS tones!
I need something simple and less obnoxious. Maybe a single beep or tone that doesn't reverberate for ever? Lol
 
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Vizin

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Can you set custom SMS tones? I always thought that was a missing feature people would like.
 
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ovrlrd

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Whoot for more SMS tones!
I need something simple and less obnoxious. Maybe a single beep or tone that doesn't reverberate for ever? Lol

Having more SMS tones is a great thing, and having custom ones would be even better.

The worst is when you go to an Apple store and you hear someone with the same SMS tone as you getting a message, since the chances are someone has the same one because there is so few to choose from. It's not just the Apple store either, it happens all the time when I am out. I change my SMS tone every so often but it doesn't help, there is always someone with the same one and it causes me to look at my phone thinking it came from mine.
 
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MacGeek Pro

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Bookmark Bar for iPad Safari in 3.2

There's been a bookmark bar in iPad's Safari since day 1. Settings > Safari > Always Show Bookmarks Bar.
 
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iDisk

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Bookmark Bar isn't a new feature. It's been around since iPad 3.2 ... Check yourselves (Meaning MR article writers)
 
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crisss1205

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I don't think they removed AirPlay from those apps. Just how it will not show up if you don't have an AirPort Express it will not show up unless you have a video enabled AirPlay device and none exist right now.
 
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Giolon

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Um...my iPad already has the option to enable or disable all those alert sounds. Go to Settings->General->Sounds

Also...the Bookmarks bar looks exactly the same. It automatically pops up when you put shortcuts into the Bookmarks Bar folder and you can turn it permanently on in Settings->Safari.

I'm just running 3.2.2 on my Wi-Fi only iPad...not jailbroken either. So...I don't know what half of this news post is really going on about.
 
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born4sky

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When custom tones will be available, thats the challenge that apple will never achieve.
 
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akbc

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Having more SMS tones is a great thing, and having custom ones would be even better.

The worst is when you go to an Apple store and you hear someone with the same SMS tone as you getting a message, since the chances are someone has the same one because there is so few to choose from. It's not just the Apple store either, it happens all the time when I am out. I change my SMS tone every so often but it doesn't help, there is always someone with the same one and it causes me to look at my phone thinking it came from mine.

Hah, when I was at the bank the other day, an iPhone received a message and alerted with their "tritone" tone. About 6 people reached into their purses and pockets (including me) to check our phones... It's simply ridiculous.

We need more tones!
 
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knord

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Having more SMS tones is a great thing, and having custom ones would be even better.

The worst is when you go to an Apple store and you hear someone with the same SMS tone as you getting a message, since the chances are someone has the same one because there is so few to choose from. It's not just the Apple store either, it happens all the time when I am out. I change my SMS tone every so often but it doesn't help, there is always someone with the same one and it causes me to look at my phone thinking it came from mine.


Hehe, I know what you mean. It's so annoying.

Guess Apple didn't think people would use SMS so much since they made such a "bad" message interface :p.

I am hoping for custom SMS signal and at the same time I am not.
It is annoying to hear that same SMS signal that you have, but if I hear a stupid/silly tune someone recorded with their phone... eeew.
 
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Jim82

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Like everyone else has said bookmark bars are nothing new.
What I want to be NEW is tabs in safari on iPad and iPhone. Or the ability to make another browser a default as this is the feature I most want. Like perfect browser for iPad, which also does not reload the tab/page every time you go back to it. Come on :apple: you're being outdone by third party apps.

Anyone with the new bata care to comment on how multitasking is going with the lower memory as compared to iPhone 4 or if the battery life has suffered or improved? Not that I'm complaining about the 10+ hours I still get. Any low memory warnings?
 
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