fishmoose

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Macworld said:
Apple to release iOS 4.2 at 10 a.m. PT

On Monday, Apple will release iOS 4.2, a free software update that brings the features of iOS 4—including multitasking, fast app switching, and a unified mail inbox—to the iPad for the first time. Apple says the update, which also adds the new AirPrint and AirPlay features to all compatible devices, will be available at approximately 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

How to update

iOS 4.2 is compatible with all existing iOS devices except the original iPhone and first-generation iPod touch. However, some features (such as multitasking) won’t work on older devices, including the iPhone 3G and the second-generation iPod touch.

Once the update is released, users of compatible devices can update by attaching a device to a Mac or PC, selecting it in the iTunes source list, and clicking the Check For Update button. (It’s always a wise idea to let iTunes back up your device before running an iOS update, in case there’s an error that forces you to erase it.) One bit of trivia: the iOS update being released Monday for iPad is actually version 4.2.1, since version 4.2 proper was replaced as a part of this release's development cycle.
What’s new for everyone

As announced on Sept. 1 by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, iOS 4.2 introduces AirPlay, an updated version of Apple’s AirTunes feature that allows iTunes 10 and iOS devices running iOS 4.2 to stream video to a TV via the new Apple TV. (For more details, read our hands-on look at AirPlay.)

The other big feature in 4.2 is AirPrint, which lets iOS devices print directly and wirelessly to a handful of HP ePrint printers. Unfortunately, one of the features originally promised for AirPrint—the ability to use a Mac or PC as an intermediary to print to a wider range of printers—does not appear in the software releases occurring Monday.
When Macworld asked Apple about that missing functionality, a company representative would not comment about the matter directly. Instead, he said: “There are still great features available through apps that allow you to accomplish [some of] that capability. For now, AirPrint is for AirPrint-enabled printers.” (There are numerous iOS apps that enable printing separate from AirPrint; there are also several new Mac apps, including Fingerprint and Printopia, which act as middlemen between an iOS device and a printer.)

Another new feature arriving with iOS 4.2 is the ability for all users to access Find My iPhone, formerly available only to subscribers to Apple’s premium MobileMe service. If you’ve got a device running iOS 4.2, you can use your Apple ID to set up a free MobileMe account with access to the Find My iPhone set of features, with the ability to find an iOS device on a map and remotely lock or wipe that device.

http://www.macworld.com/article/155883/2010/11/ios42_release.html

Good to hear.
 
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efp1

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Yeah, it should be released today. Engadget posted the Press release they got from Apple stating it has been released.
 
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Another new feature arriving with iOS 4.2 is the ability for all users to access Find My iPhone, formerly available only to subscribers to Apple’s premium MobileMe service. If you’ve got a device running iOS 4.2, you can use your Apple ID to set up a free MobileMe account with access to the Find My iPhone set of features, with the ability to find an iOS device on a map and remotely lock or wipe that device.

That's good news if it's true.
 
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fishmoose

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It's not live here in Sweden anyway, so not sure if you can get it right now. May have to wait a few hours.
 
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http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/11/22ios.html

The Find My iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) feature is now free to use without a MobileMe℠ subscription and helps you locate your missing device.* The Find My iPhone app is a free download on the App Store℠ and lets users easily locate a missing device on a map and have it display a message or play a sound. Users can even remotely lock or wipe data from a lost device to protect privacy.
 
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efp1

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It's not live here in Sweden anyway, so not sure if you can get it right now. May have to wait a few hours.

I'm running the 4.2 GM that was released maybe a couple of weeks ago? The update to 4.2.1 isn't showing up for me, either. I'm currently in Finland, though.

Maybe it'll be released later today. Perhaps at 10am Pacific time?
 
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I'm running the 4.2 GM that was released maybe a couple of weeks ago? The update to 4.2.1 isn't showing up for me, either. I'm currently in Finland, though.

Maybe it'll be released later today. Perhaps at 10am Pacific time?

Yeah false reports of it being live, not true. Coming in a few hours. 10am Pacific!

Only 4.2 not 4.2.1?

It will be 4.2.1 to my understanding.
 
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Press Release?

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/11/22ios.html

The Find My iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) feature is now free to use without a MobileMe℠ subscription and helps you locate your missing device.* The Find My iPhone app is a free download on the App Store℠ and lets users easily locate a missing device on a map and have it display a message or play a sound. Users can even remotely lock or wipe data from a lost device to protect privacy.

Do they usually make a press release BEFORE they actually release the update? Also, I'm sad to see they acknowledged AirPrint will only be on HP printers.
 
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iOS 4.2 to Be Released Today, 'Find My iPhone' Now Free

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Apple today announced that iOS 4.2 will be released today for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, bringing iOS 4 features to the iPad for the first time.
Apple today announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world's most advanced mobile operating system, is available today for download for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new features from iOS 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 to iPad including Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay and AirPrint.

"iOS 4.2 makes the iPad a completely new product, just in time for the holiday season," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Once again, the iPad with iOS 4.2 will define the target that other tablets will aspire to, but very few, if any, will ever be able to hit."
Apple also announced that its Find My iPhone feature designed to assist users with locating lost iOS devices is now available to all users of Apple's current-generation iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch free of charge. The feature had previously required a paid MobileMe subscription.

iOS 4.2 has not yet appeared for download through iTunes, and Apple has not offered an exact time for the release.

Update: According to Macworld, Apple has said that iOS 4.2.1 will be released "by 10 a.m. Pacific Time".

Article Link: iOS 4.2 to Be Released Today, 'Find My iPhone' Now Free
 
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Come on iTunes. Show the update before everyone gets into the office and destroys my bandwidth... :p
 
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I've had all the betas on the iPad. It's terrific, enjoy everyone.
Hope no wifi issues in this one though
 
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I was running GM 4.2 on an iPhone 4 then there was 4.2.1 - do I need to redownload 4.2 to get 4.2.1 on my iPhone?
 
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