Apple has released the iOS 4.2 Gold Master build for developers.
The build is set to bring the iPad in-line with other iOS-powered Apple products, introducing multitasking, Folders, AirPrint, AirPlay and Game Center to the tablet device.
The seeding of the Gold Master version has sparked rumours that the OS update will be ready for release to Apple users in a matter of days. Apple released the iOS 4.2 GM build to developers for testing and the creation of new applications for it.
Apple says on its iPad software update page: “iOS 4 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. And soon iPad owners will get to enjoy its 100+ new features and innovations — including multitasking, folders, printing, and more. Look for iOS 4.2 coming in November for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.”
Apple is also plugging the iPad as a business device, adding additional enterprise level security features, device management options and integration with the iOS 4.2 update.