Apple Releases iOS 4.2 Beta To Developers

Apple released its iOS 4.2 beta to developers on Wednesday.

According to tech news site Mac Observer, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker has dished out the beta version of the new iOS 4.2 for iPad.

The beta version contains all the features highlighted by Steve Jobs at the annual music event held in San Francisco on 1 September.

The operating system is expected to be released in November with a few added enhancements and improvements, as well as a few new features.

The new iOS 4.2 contains a number of new features, including multi tasking for iPad owners, wireless printing termed as Air Print, support for Air Play for all its devices including iPhones, iPods and iPads.

The update has brought a few new features for the iPad after they were available on iPhones and iPods, such as a screen orientation lock for the iPad, an additional brightness adjustment tool, threaded e-mail, support for Game Centre and Calendar functions among others.

The AirPrint and AirPlay features are available for devices that run iOS with multi tasking, therefore, they won't be available to iPhone 3G users.