Whats New In 4.2?
Apple has released 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:
Connect your iPhone , iPad, or iPod touch to your Mac or PC then click check for updates and follow the instruction onscreen. The update is compatible with all idecive except for original iPhone and first-generation iPod touch.
What’s new :
Multitasking on iPad
iOS 4.2 brings multitasking from iPhone(except iphone 3g) and iPod touchto iPad. Everything happens the same way that happen on iphone,this is the ability for apps to run portions of themselves in the background while other apps are in the foreground, the ability for apps to pick off right where you left them when you switch back to them, and the new “fast app switcher” interface that appears when you double-tap the home button.
Folders on iPad:
You can now store your apps in folders. so you dont need to carry 10 pages instead you can just fit them in 2.
AirPlay is a new feature that allows you to stream all kinds of content from your iPad to AirPlay-enabled devices, like the Apple TV.
AirPrint will let you print from your iOS devices and their apps, over the air, to either shared or AirPrint-enabled printers.
Changed iPad toggles
On the iPad, the screen orientation lock switch becomes a software function in the multitasking bar, and the hardware switch will now work to mute sound, Also, you can now fine tune the backlight through the multitasking bar:
Whats your favorite?