On monday Apple released iOS 4.2 after fixing the the WiFi problem faced by iPad users who had the GM version. iOS 4.2 was the longly awaited firmware by iPad owners as it brought all the iOS 4.0 features to the iPad which iPhone & iPod Touch users had been able to enjoy for months, features such as multi-tasking, folders and Game centre.
iOS4.2 also added a couple of new features to not just iPads but also iPones & iPod Touches, such as:
- AirPrint-which is printing emails, webpages and etc. over WiFi
- AirPlay- Which gives you the ability to stream media content from your iDevice to the new Apple TV
- Find My iPhone- Which is a service previously provided by mobile me but is now a free service which allows you to locate your device and gives you the ability to wipe all content on it or remotely lock the device.
- New fonts for Notes app- The ability to customize notes using different fonts such as Marker Felt, Helvetica, and Chalkboard.
These were just a few of the new features on iOS 4.2. Other features include the ability to control the volume from the multi-tasking tray and also screen brightness for iPad users. Another on iOS 4.2 adding new text-messaging tones.
iOS 4.2 is compatible with all devices except the first gen iPhone and iPod Touch although not all features are supported by all devices.
As for jailbreaking iOS 4.2 can be jailbroken with Redsnow 09.0.6b4. This jailbreak works on all devices but most devices will be tethered. Devices which are not tethered are iPhone 3g, iPhone 3gs(old bootrom) and iPod Touch 2nd gen(non-Mc model).
As always if you have any questions, comments or suggestions dont hesitate to leave a comment below and i will be glad to help.