Apple will release the long-awaited iOS 4.2 update later today. It will be compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, where the iPad is the highest beneficiary of all, reloaded with Multitasking, Folders, Game Center, AirPrint and AirPlay.
Surely the iPad users were the most eager to get their hands on the iOS 4.2. This version will finally restore the balance between the pocket devices and the tablets. Besides the already mentioned features, the iPad is also getting everything that iOS has already brought on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
The iOS 4.2 brings AirPlay, AirPrint and a free version of Find My iDevice to all three Apple gadgets.
AirPlay allows direct streaming to Apple TV, while AirPrint is capable to print anything on your iDevice to the supported printers. Find My iPhone/iPod/iPad is now working without MobileMe subscription (which means free) on iOS 4.2 and won't work for iPhone 3G/3GS and earlier iPod Touches.
Find My iPhone allows you to track, lock or wipe remotely your iDevice. Despite the fact it’s intended only for the latest Apple gadgets, there is a way to activate it on the older ones too.
Let's hope the alarm bug is also fixed within the new firmware update.
iOS 4.2 is compatible with every iPad, iPhone 4/3GS/3G and iPod Touch (2, 3 and 4th generation). The update will become available later today.