iPad iOS 4.2 Update Coming in November

Apple will release iOS 4.2 firmware free of charge to iPad owners in November, adding many new features and improved functionality to the touch screen tablet. The iPad is slated to receive multitasking, folders for grouping apps, and many other features found in iOS 4. The multitasking dock includes brightness controls, music controls, recently used apps and a rotation lock button.

Apple iPad Firmware Update iOS 4.2

Steve Jobs demoed some of the new features at the Apple media event this week. One of the highlights included wireless printing, which allows apps on the iPad to print from anywhere on a Wi-Fi networked printer. TV show rentals and Game Center will also come to the iPad.

Game Center features multi-player gaming along with social networking features for iOS devices. Other players can be challenged, players will be automatically matched up, scores and games can be shared.

AirPlay is another new iOS 4.2 app coming to the iPad. With AirPlay, video, audio and photos can be streamed over your Wi-Fi network to a television or wireless speakers and entertainment systems from the iPad. The AirTunes functionality that may be familiar to iTunes users has been renamed to AirPlay.

Jobs also announced there are now 25,000 iPad apps in the Apple App Store, ready to be downloaded by iPad users worldwide.

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