Official List of New Features in iOS 4.2 Update for iPad

iOS 4.2 Software Update is finally released! iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users can now upgrade to iOS 4.2 for Free. iOS 4.2 is a major update for iPad which contains over 100 new features. Below is the official iOS 4.2 Changelog from Apple:

 iOS 4.2 Software

iOS 4.2 Software Update – This update contains improvements, including the following:

  • AirPrint

  – Print mail, photos, web pages, and more directly to AirPrint compatible printers on a local wireless network

  • AirPlay

  – Wirelessly stream videos, music, and photos to Apple TV

  – Wirelessly stream music to AirPlay compatible speakers and receivers, including AirPort Express

  • FaceTime improvements

  – Initiate calls with Voice Control

  – Initiate calls from an SMS conversation

  – Support for Bluetooth accessories

  • Find text on the web page in Safari

  • New fonts setting available for Notes

  • New SMS/MMS text tones and the ability to set custom tones per contact

  • Additional restrictions (parental controls) available:

  – Account settings

  – App deletion

  – Game Center friends

  – Location settings

  • Ability to import .ics files into Calendar

  • Bug fixes, including:

  – Eliminates sound artifacts occasionally captured in recorded audio with 4th generation iPod touch

  – Improves audio playback to car stereos via USB

Products compatible with iOS 4.2 software update:

  • iPad
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPod touch 2nd generation or later

Note: Not all features are compatible with all devices. For example, multitasking, AirPrint, and VoiceOver are available on iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch (3rd generation and later). AirPlay and Game Center are available on iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch (2nd generation and later).

Also See: Download iOS 4.2 Final for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch [Direct Download Links]


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