Apple’s iOS 4.2 Available Today for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch
Major Software Update Brings Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center,AirPlay & AirPrint to iPad
MARKHAM, Ontario—November 22, 2010—Apple® today announced that iOS 4.2, the latestversion of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, is available today fordownload for iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new featuresfrom 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 holidayseason,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Once again, the iPad with iOS 4.2 willdefine the target that other tablets will aspire to, but very few, if any, will everbe able to hit.”
iPad users can now run their favourite apps and switch between them instantly, whilepreserving iPad’s legendary battery life. Users can organize their apps withdrag-and-drop simplicity using Folders, and Mail now features a Unified Inbox, fastinbox switching and a threaded message view.
Game Center allows iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users to challenge and play friendsor be matched automatically with new opponents, showcase their scores andachievements, and discover new games their friends are playing.
AirPlay is a new feature for streaming music, video and photos wirelessly from iPad,iPhone and iPod touch to Apple TV®, transforming Apple TV into a great accessory foriPad, iPhone and iPod touch. iOS users also will be able to use AirPort Express® andAirPlay to stream wirelessly to any stereo or powered speakers, or directly toAirPlay-enabled speakers coming to market in the months ahead.
AirPrint is a next-generation Wi-Fi print architecture that dramatically simplifiesprinting by completely eliminating printer drivers. A selection of AirPrint enabledprinters including the HP Photosmart, HP LaserJet Pro and HP Officejet will be thefirst to support printing direct from iOS devices. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch userscan simply tap to print their documents or photos wirelessly to any printer thatsupports AirPrint.
The Find My iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) feature is now free to use without aMobileMe℠ subscription and helps you locate your missing device.* The Find My iPhoneapp is a free download on the App Store℠ and lets users easily locate a missingdevice on a map and have it display a message or play a sound. Users can evenremotely lock or wipe data from a lost device to protect privacy.
Other new features that iOS 4.2 brings to the iPad include: the ability to easilyfind and highlight specific words and phrases on web pages in Safari®; enhancedenterprise support so businesses can take advantage of stronger security features,new device management capabilities and improved enterprise integration;industry-leading accessibility enhancements; and support for 25 additionallanguages, including Korean, Portuguese and Traditional Chinese.
The revolutionary iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a moreintimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. You can browse the web, read andsend email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games,read ebooks and much more, using the innovative Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPadweighs just 1.5 pounds, making it easy to carry and use anywhere.
Today, customers have downloaded more than seven billion apps from thegroundbreaking App Store and more than 300,000 apps are available to consumers in 90countries, with more than 40,000 native iPad apps. Over 125 million iOS users aroundthe world can choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, includinggames, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel.
The iOS 4.2 update is available today to download to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch bysyncing the device with iTunes 10.1. iOS 4.2 is compatible with iPad, iPhone 3G,iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, second and third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with32GB or 64GB) and new iPod touch. Some features may not be available on allproducts. For example, Multitasking requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generationiPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) or later.
*The free Find My iPhone feature is available for iPhone 4, iPad or new iPod touch(4th generation).
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