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Nov 24, 2010

Supercharge Your iPad and iPhone Right Now with iOS 4.2

Multitasking lets you quickly switch back and forth between apps, while Folders gets rid of flipping through page after page of apps. Mail gets a unified inbox, finally. Oh, and it forever changes the orientation lock to a mute switch—you now lock the orientation by double-tapping the home button and swiping to the left to reach a soft switch.

The other big feature is AirPlay. New to the iPhone too, it lets you wirelessly stream videos and music from an iPad or iPhone to an Apple TV, hassle-free. AirPrint does the same wireless magic thing, but for docs and webpages—lets you wirelessly print stuff easily.

The free Find My iPhone service is slightly limited: Only iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th-gen) and iPad get it. Once you activate Find My iPhone using one of those, though, you can use the service for free on your older iOS devices too. Find My iPhone, if you didn't know, shows where your lost iOS device is located on a map—as long as it has service—allows you to ping it with alarms and messages, or remotely detonate the information on it once all hope is lost.

Other things in iOS 4.2: new text ringtones for iPhone 4 (and only iPhone 4, weirdly), text searching inside of web pages in Safari, and the ability to use different fonts in the Notes app.

23 comments:

KillerKun said...

detonate all the information e__e
that sounded so james bond like haha awesome!

thenitefalls said...

This feature makes me want to get an iPhone but I have no money :(

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Getting better.

Copyboy said...

Just downloaded it. My issue is it took me hours to upload it. Though I am psyched to use it

ThatGuy said...

Just upgraded mine also

Das Auto! said...

i need to verify that this won't undo my jailbreak.. then i'll consider upgrading. im at 4.0 already so i already have the multi tasking and folders.. the only option i'm interested in "find my iphone"

rigor tortoise said...

That's awesome, now all I need to do is get an iphone.

Shutterbugz said...

badass

Quinn Electronics said...

I would, but I prefer my iPhones current jailbrokeness.

Chuck McElroy IV said...

Sweet! Always good quality posts here bro!

johngrn89 said...

lookin good. still an android preson myself thou

TechnoMac said...

wow why only iphone 4? 3gs has like 6 lame ones

Gurney said...

good news

ImmaFrog said...

nice, but i heard some bad news about 4.2, something about deleting your config files from hardware and placin them on cloud servers

Cowbellrocker said...

Looks like apple is doing things right for once.

Christian said...

They'll have to change more for me to ever pick an iphone over an android based phone.

Gerlof said...

Thanks! Just upgraded my phone

cooperlife said...

can my phone remotely detonate on a plane?

vogelhut said...

yay!

Nominator said...

once i get my white iphone 4 i will enjoy this sooooooooooo much

Sinisa said...

nice.nice...

MRanthrope said...

I can't wait for Apple to merge with Skynet and then wipe humanity off the face of the Earth.

Apps Master said...

I have new text ringtone with my iPhone 3GS iOS 4.1...
That's not new, multitasking too...