Apple has released its second beta version of iOS 4.2 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, along with its accompanying SDK and a new beta version of iTunes 10.1. It is unclear what new features are present in the update, although it does appear to offer a slightly altered multitasking animation. Slated for a November release, iOS 4.2 will bring several new features to Apple’s mobile device OS, including AirPlay streaming, AirPrint wireless printing, and the ability to import .ics files directly into Calendar as new events, and will bring the iPad’s software feature set into parity with the iPhone and iPod touch. Apple’s iOS 4.2 beta 2 for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and iTunes 10.1 beta are available now as free downloads for paid iOS developers from the iOS Dev Center.
Apple posts iOS 4.2 beta 2, iTunes 10.1 beta
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.