iPad iOS 4.2 Full Feature List?

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  1. chewychiu macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I can't seem to find a full feature list for the new iOS4.2. Aside from the ones below, are there more features or is that it?

    Multitasking
    Printing
    Folders
    AirPlay
    Game Center
    Unified Inbox

    Thanks!
     
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    * For iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
    * 4.x Support for the iPad
    * iOS 4 features for iPad (Multitasking, Folders, etc.)
    * Updated Carrier Signal Strength Display

    * Increase in the length of the smaller signal bars
    * The method in which signal strength is calculated has been enhanced

    * Fixes glitch that can let a user get into the phone app while the phone is locked via "Emergency Call" by dialing a random number and quickly pressing the lock button after dialing that call
    * Fixes the alarm bug caused by daylight saving time changing, affected on a part of iPhone and iPod Touch owners which is located in Australia, New Zealand, and some European countries.
    * iPad screen rotation lock switch is converted into a sound/silent switch in iOS 4.2 (Just like on the iPhones)
    * Adds screen brightness control in the iPad multitasking tray
    * Adds volume control in the iPad multitasking tray
    * AirPrint Wireless Printing with Print Center
    * Import .ics calendar files directly for events
    * Birthdays icon has been changed in calendar
    * Updated Carrier Settings (US is AT&T 9.0) (iPad 3G only)
    * Text search on web pages
    * 2 new fonts for Notes in Settings (Helvetica and Chalkboard)
    * New icon for Voice Memos (iPhone and iPod Touch only)
    * Updated applications
    * AirPlay (replacement of AirTunes, AirPlay will offer stream video, music, and photos over Wi-Fi)
    * More than 30 new keyboards and dictionaries, including Arabic, Greek, and Hebrew (iPad only)
    * New Text Tone Alerts (New & Original tone lists) (iPhone 4 only)
    * Ringer & Alerts on/off switch (Settings > Sounds) for volume buttons (iPhone only)
    * Assign different text tone alerts to each contact (iPhone only)
    * YouTube voting
    * New Multitasking animation (iPad only)
    * New Parental Controls for deleting Apps, changing mail accounts and location services
    * FaceTime shortcut from Messages app (iPhone 4 only)
    * New wallpapers in Settings
    * New Bookmarks design (iPad only)
    * Minor improvements in UI graphics
    * Restores full Field Test Mode
    * Added an indicator in the Appstore which shows if an App supports Game Center
     
  3. chewychiu thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. TroyCola macrumors newbie

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    Nice

    excited about this feature....* Import .ics calendar files directly for events.

    Thanks
     
  5. shandyman Suspended

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    also noticed that the ipad keyboard now has some drop shadow around the keys.
     
  6. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    Here's the slightly updated/reorganized list






    For iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

    * AirPlay (replacement of AirTunes, AirPlay will offer stream video, music, and photos over Wi-Fi)
    * AirPrint Wireless Printing with Print Center
    * Import .ics calendar files directly for events
    * Birthdays icon has been changed in calendar
    * Updated Carrier Settings (US is AT&T 9.0)
    * Text search on web pages
    * 2 new fonts for Notes in Settings (Helvetica and Chalkboard)
    * Added an indicator in the App Store which shows if an App supports Game Center
    * Support for CoreMIDI
    * YouTube voting
    * Minor improvements in UI graphics
    * New Parental Controls for deleting Apps, changing mail accounts and location services
    * FaceTime shortcut from Messages app (iPhone 4 only)
    * New wallpapers in Settings


    iPad exclusive features

    * 4.x Support for the iPad
    * iOS 4 features for iPad (Multitasking, Folders, etc.)
    * Updated Carrier Signal Strength Display (3G iPad only)

    * Increase in the length of the smaller signal bars
    * The method in which signal strength is calculated has been enhanced

    * Additions to the multitasking tray

    * Brightness
    * Volume control
    * AirPlay Controls

    * iPad screen rotation lock switch is converted into a sound/silent switch in iOS 4.2 (Just like on the iPhones)
    * More than 30 new keyboards and dictionaries, including Arabic, Greek, and Hebrew (iPad only)
    * New Multitasking animation (iPad only)
    * New bookmarks design


    iPhone and iPod Touch Exclusive Features

    * Bug Fixes

    * Fixes glitch that can let a user get into the phone app while the phone is locked via "Emergency Call" by dialing a random number and quickly pressing the lock button after dialing that call
    * Fixes the alarm bug caused by daylight saving time changing, affected on a part of iPhone and iPod Touch owners which is located in Australia, New Zealand, and some European countries.

    * Additions to multitasking tray

    * Volume controls
    * AirPlay controls

    * New icon for Voice Memos (iPhone and iPod Touch only)
    * New Text Tone Alerts (New & Original tone lists) (iPhone 4 only)
    * Ringer & Alerts on/off switch (Settings > Sounds) for volume buttons (iPhone only)
    * Assign different text tone alerts to each contact (iPhone only)
    * Restores full Field Test Mode
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Glitchy iPad WiFi at a distance from a router where less than three bars are displayed?
     
  8. aygie macrumors regular

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    They had said that the ability to find text on a webpage (ie command F on a Mac) would be added in this update but it's not been in any of the betas or the GM.

    Shame cause thus would have been a handy feature.
     
  9. astrorider macrumors 6502

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    It's under the search field at the bottom of the search results...been in all the betas too, I think.
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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    This feature has been in all the betas and the GM.
     
  11. aygie macrumors regular

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    Really?!?! Where?
     
  12. aygie macrumors regular

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    Sorry just saw your post, thanks will check it out! I'm a happy guy now. :)
     
  13. REBELinBLUE macrumors regular

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  14. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Ohhh 30 new keyboards

    Might that mean just one of them has a layout with numbers along the top and cursor keys :)

    I jest of course as I know we wont get something as useful as that!
     
  15. shandyman Suspended

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    the 30 new keyboards are just language based. they wouldn't add numbers to the top as there's already a symbol button to show numbers. they're obviously happy with that.

    i'm loving the new shading on the iPad keyboard tho :)
     
  16. yann007 macrumors newbie

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  17. kirchnrd macrumors 6502

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    That made me laugh...

    Seriously, lame as it may be, I like that you can assign tones to text. Makes it easier to know if I should get up and find my phone when i get a text lol.
     
  18. idpadan macrumors newbie

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    Landscape view for native apps is overdue. Any luck with 4.2?
     
  19. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Um...what native apps do you mean? Every one I have does landscape just fine.
     
  20. jjp007 macrumors regular

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    Yes that made me very happy too. CAN'T WAIT!!!
     
  21. idpadan macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Sorry - bad post. Was thinking iPhone native apps. Mostly calendar and home screen.
     
  22. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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    So, when exactly are we getting the new O/S???

    I don't want to start a new thread, but I thought we would have had it already.
     
  23. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Reportedly Friday.
     
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