As every one are updating or upgrading their products, even Apple is updating their products smoothly. They are not so hurry like few other players out there in market. Apple is having so many products and their strategy of updating them frequently is really awesome.
As you all know iOS 4 is new Operating System by Apple for its products iPhone, iPod, iPad etc. Initially Apple released iOS 4 with iPhone 4 adding 100’s of awesome feature.
Well here comes one more iOS 4 update. Apple is releasing iOS 4.2 tomorrow and fixes some initial glitches. 2 months back on Sept 15th first beta of iOS 4.2 had released. And as usual Apple has brought a plethora of new features to iOS.
Here are the list of updates coming through iOS 4.2,
Common For iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
1. AirPlay (replacement of AirTunes, AirPlay will offer stream video, music, and photos over Wi-Fi)
2. AirPrint Wireless Printing with Print Center
3. Import .ics calendar files directly for events
4. Birthdays icon has been changed in calendar
5. Updated Carrier Settings (US is AT&T 9.0)
6. Text search on web pages
7. 2 new fonts for Notes in Settings (Helvetica and Chalkboard)
8. Added support for Chinese URL over Safari
9. Added an indicator in the App Store which shows if an App supports Game Center
10. Support for CoreMIDI
11. YouTube voting
12. Minor improvements in UI graphics
13. New Parental Controls for deleting Apps, changing mail accounts and location services
14. New wallpapers in Settings
iPad exclusive features
Finally iPad is finally going to many features which iPhone 4 got. Features such as: multitasking, a unified email inbox, Game Center and folders are going reach iPad.
1. iOS 4 features for iPad (Multitasking, Folders, etc.)
2. Updated Carrier Signal Strength Display (3G iPad only)
- Increase in the length of the smaller signal bars
- The method in which signal strength is calculated has been enhanced
3. Additions to the multitasking tray
- Volume control
- AirPlay Controls
4. iPad screen rotation lock switch is converted into a sound/silent switch in iOS 4.2 (Just like on the iPhones)
5. More than 30 new keyboards and dictionaries, including Arabic, Greek, and Hebrew
6. New Multitasking animation
7. New bookmarks design
iPhone and iPod Touch Exclusive Features
1. Bug Fixes
- Fixes glitch that can let a user get into the phone app while the phone is locked via “Emergency Call” by dialing a random number and quickly pressing the lock button after dialing that call
- Fixes the alarm bug caused by daylight saving time changing, affected on a part of iPhone and iPod Touch owners located in Australia, New Zealand, and some European countries.
- Improved iPhone 3G performance
2. Additions to multitasking tray
- Volume controls
- AirPlay controls
3. New Voice Memos icon
4. FaceTime shortcut from Messages app (iPhone 4 only)
5. New Text Tone Alerts (New & Original tone lists) (iPhone 4 only)
6. Ringer & Alerts on/off switch (Settings > Sounds) for volume buttons (iPhone only)
7. Assign different text tone alerts to each contact (iPhone only)
8. Restores full Field Test Mode
Well these are some cool new features coming to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. And soon iPad owners will get to enjoy its 100+ new features and innovations.
Tech Link: Apple on iOS 4.2
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