We have hints from top tech blogs that Apple may release it next iOS update iOS 4.2 on 7th or 8th November. Apple has fixed several security issues with iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2 beta release.
Latest Update [22-11-10] : iOS 4.2 Released – Download iOS 4.2 Here
Update 1 : Here is the notice on Apple site which gave an indication that the release will be either on 7th or 8th Nov 2010. I am not sure which URL this message was available .
Expected Features of iOS 4.2 :
- AirPlay : AirPlay is basically wireless video, photo and music streaming.
- Alarm Bug Fixed. Issue with Daylight Saving in UK .
- Dialer Security Flaw : iOS firmware 4.1 currently has a major security flaw that lets you bypass the lock screen and access the address book & make calls from a locked iphone.
Iphone Dev Tem has announced that they will release the Unlock for Iphone 4 02.10.04 Modem Baseband after iOS 4.2 release , but cannot give the ETA for Jailbreak Iphone 4 4.2 as Cydia seems to have some issues with the iOS 4.2 pre-release earlier this week.
Below is a tweet from Muscle Nerd from Iphone 4 Jailbreak Team :
“…. there is a very nice unlock coming soon. If i dont get killed….. “
As soon as the unlock is announced , we will bring you the detailed tutorial for Unlocking Iphone 4 4.2 on latest 01.10.04 Baseband , hence allowing 3rd party Sim Cards to be used with your iphone 4. We believe that the unlock will be compatible with all iphone versions [ 4 , 3GS , 3G ] on latest iOS 4.1 and 4.2 firmware .
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Update 2 :
We have the latest news from 9to5 Mac blog about the possible extension of iOS 4.2 Release Date. According to their reports Apple will be rolling out some carrier updates as shown in the image below .
The release is expected somewhere between 9th to 12th Nov.
Update 3 :
Iphone Dev Team has published on their official blog that iphone 3GS and 3G will be covered in the next baseband 02.10.04 Carrier Unlock . Jailbreakers must stay away from upgrading to iOS 4.2 till further announcements are made . Unlock for iphone 4 4.2 is ready , they are just waiting for the public release of iOS 4.2 . Wait for official updates from Cydia – Redsn0w – Pwnage Tool.
Update 4 :
Even more delay . Recent updates from tech blog MacStories tell us that Apple Developers have detected a flaw in the WiFi connectivity on the iPad running iOS 4.2. The connection breaks while using WiFi which will again come up with a correction on iOS 4.2 beta 4 . Expect one more week of extensive testing and reporting . We will keep you posted as we get the latest updates from reliable sources .
About iOS 4.2 Fimware :
Upcoming iOS 4.2 will be the first iOS version to merge the feature of all iDevices [ iPad, iPhone 4, iPod touch 4 ]. It will bring AirPrint , AirPlay which is a video – audio – picture streaming service, finding text on web-page function and other few enhancements. Read more about iOS 4.2 Features .