ios 4.2 reviews

    for those who have downloaded todays apple's update 4.2....

    any feedback? does it make your device faster? any new features?

    worth updating?


    For iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
    AirPlay (replacement of AirTunes, AirPlay will offer stream video, music, and photos over Wi-Fi) [56]
    AirPrint Wireless Printing with Print Center (select models)[56]
    Import .ics calendar files directly for events
    Improved Battery Performance
    Birthdays icon has been changed in calendar
    Updated Carrier Settings (US is AT&T 9.0, UK is O2 9.1)
    Text search on web pages [56]
    2 new fonts for Notes in Settings (Helvetica and Chalkboard)
    Safari 6533.18.5, WebKit 533.17.9
    Added support for Chinese URL over Safari [57]
    Added an indicator in the App Store which shows if an App supports Game Center
    Support for CoreMIDI
    YouTube voting [58]
    Minor improvements in UI graphics
    New Parental Controls for deleting Apps, changing mail accounts and location services[58]
    New wallpapers
    Wallpapers for the second generation iPod Touch
    "Find my iPhone" is free for select models
    iPad exclusive features
    4.x Support for the iPad [56]
    iOS 4 features for iPad (Multitasking, Folders, etc.)
    Updated Carrier Signal Strength Display (3G iPad only)
    Increase in the length of the smaller signal bars
    The method in which signal strength is calculated has been enhanced
    Additions to the multitasking tray
    Volume control
    AirPlay Controls
    iPad screen rotation lock switch is converted into a sound/silent switch in iOS 4.2 (Just like on the iPhones)
    More than 30 new keyboards and dictionaries, including Arabic, Greek, and Hebrew
    New Multitasking animation
    New bookmarks design
    iPhone and iPod Touch exclusive features
    Bug Fixes
    Fixes glitch that can let a user get into the phone app while the phone is locked via "Emergency Call" by dialing a random number and quickly pressing the lock button after dialing that call [59]
    Fixes the alarm bug caused by daylight saving time changing, affected on a part of iPhone and iPod Touch owners located in Australia, New Zealand, and some European countries.[60]
    Improved iPhone 3G performance [61]
    Additions to multitasking tray
    Volume controls
    AirPlay controls
    New Voice Memos icon
    FaceTime shortcut from Messages app (iPhone 4 only)[58]
    New Text Tone Alerts (New & Original tone lists) (iPhone 4 only)
    Ringer & Alerts on/off switch (Settings > Sounds) for volume buttons (iPhone only)
    Assign different text tone alerts to each contact (iPhone only)
    Restores full Field Test Mode[citation needed]

    Original Poster

    "improved battery life" and "new text alerts"...

    i'm in!


    "improved battery life" and "new text alerts"...i'm in!

    The improved battery is enticing me too ... although new text alerts - whats this mean?

    ps, what iDevice you using ?


    New text alerts are for assigning a text tone to 17 different contacts, I think.

    Oh okay jay cheers!

    any reviews on this then ?



    Oh okay jay cheers! any reviews on this then ?

    I havent really had chance yet! Wireless printing seems good though!


    I havent really had chance yet! Wireless printing seems good though!

    I have just watched an advert for AirPlay, but in the advert he only uses an iPad ... any idea what this AirPlay is ?

    It looks as though it allows you to stream from your device to your apple tv?

    Been waiting for an unlock, so this is good news.
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