Apple iPad iOS 4.2 Overview
Apple has released the final version of iOS 4.2 to the general public. The first major update of iOS for the iPad brings a number of tweaks and changes.
The brand new iOS 4.2 is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, but we wanted to focus on the iPad iOS 4.2 version, as it represents a major change for the platform. “iOS 4.2 makes the iPad a completely new product, just in time for the holiday season, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said. “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.”
The iPad iOS 4.2 is functionally identical to iOS 4 for the iPhone. If you’ve got a handset running the latest software, nothing will look different here. Flipping in and out of apps, opening folders, and managening large documents is completely smooth.
On launch, critics slammed the iPad for neither being fit for enterprise use nor for use as a netbook replacement. Adding the functionality of fast app switching and backgrounding to the iPad, finally makes the tablet feel more like a real alternative to a laptop.
OS 4 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. And soon iPad owners will get to enjoy its 100+ new features and innovations including multitasking, folders, printing, and more.
Let’s take a closer look to some new iPad iOS 4.2 features:
Multitasking on iPad : Multitasking is one of the most eagerly awaited features in iOS 4.2, one that gives the more computer-like feel as you can run multiple applications at once. iPad users can now run their favorite apps and switch between them instantly, while preserving iPad’s legendary battery life. Now, users can be more productive as they’re working.
Folders for apps on iPad : If your iPad is filled with apps, the new Folders feature gives you a new and intuitive way to manage and navigate all of those icons. Users can organize their apps with drag-and-drop simplicity using Folders. iPad users can now add more than 12 items to a folder. Exact number of maximum apps in a folder is 20. Obviously, it’s nice to finally have.
Mail: People who have multiple e-mail accounts were unable to read all messages in a single unified view. They had to move between one account to another to read messages all the time. Fortunately, Apple has remedied the situation with its new unified inbox. Now, users can see e-mails from all of their accounts in one unified inbox.
Game Center: iPad iOS 4.2 users will also give users an access to Game Center, which is Apple’s social networking application for games on iOS devices. The Game Center lets users to invite friends to play a game, compare scores and achievements with others.
AirPlay: Users who have updated their iPad to iOS 4.2 can take advantage of its new feature to quickly stream audio and video content to their Apple TV over Wi-Fi. Now, users will be able to quickly and easily share media clips and presentations from the iPad straight to the TV.
AirPrint : This feature is the most talked-about function in iPad iOS 4.2. It allows you to print wirelessly just from your iPad directly to certain printers. Apple’s wireless printing technology is a great innovation.
Find my iPad: Previously this option was paid in MobileMe service. Now, this option is absolutely free once you update your device to iPad iOS 4.2. When you set this function up, you’ll be able to find your lost or stolen iPad on map and display a message on its screen. It will be something like: Important message. I lost my iPad. Please call me at 917-123-1122. You can even delete your data or set a passcode lock.
Notes Preferences: Notes preference pane gives users the opportunity to customize their notes using Chalkboard, Helvetica, and Marker Felt. It’s pretty nice to finally have it because iPhone users already enjoy these benefits.
A lot more useful features you’ll enjoy once upgrade your tablet to iPad iOS 4.2. So, you’ll obviously need to download iPad iOS 4.2 for your lovely iPad.
For those who want to enjoy all the benefits of this amazing, brand-new iPad iOS 4.2, but still want to have their device free of iTunes, the world famous hackers have a solution jailbreak iPad iOS 4.2. Also you can downgrade iPad iOS 4.2 to older version.
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