iOS 4.2 GM For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch To Developers Is Available Now

Apple has just released the iOS 4.2 Golden Master (GM) and iOS SDK 4.2 GM to developers of its iOS Developer program.It’s been long wait,since september Apple seeded first beta of iOS 4.2 and now after two months Apple is almost ready with iOS 4.2 final release.

The beta versions of iOS 4.2 have revealed some hidden features. iOS 4.2 Beta 1 has revealed the following features:

* iOS 4.2 finally brings the iOS 4 features like multitasking folders, Universal Inbox, Game Centre etc to the iPad
*The screen orientation lock switch on the iPad has now been repurposed to serve as the mute switch

*New fonts for Notes app

*New Settings option

*New Default Lockscreen Keyboard

*Allow you to search for text on a web page in Mobile Safari

*Allows users to set text tones to individual contacts

iOS 4.2 Beta 2 has revealed the following:

*Developers had observed speed improvements and more reliability in iOS 4.2 for iPad

*Game Center compatibility indicators added to the App Storeapp

*The app switching (multitasking) feature for iPad gets a new animation

YouTube app that comes pre-installed on the iDevices will finally allow users to upload a video as public, private or unlisted

*iOS 4.2 will allow users to tether iPad’s 3G data connection to another device like the laptop (though the option was removed in iOS 4.2 beta 3)

*iPod Touch 2G was dropped from the list of devices that supported the AirPrint feature – Apple’s wireless printing technology

iOS 4.2 Beta 3 has revealed the following changes:

*Apple has added some more text tones that can be set to individual contacts.

*Enable/Disable alert sounds for New Mail, Sent Mail, Calendar Alerts, Lock Sounds, Keyboard Clicks for iPad users

*Minor graphical changes

*New iPad wallpapers

Download iOS 4.2 GM for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and SDK


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