iOS 4.2 Release Delayed?

If you were looking forward to the possible release of iOS 4.2 today (which we definitely were), all signs point to no for its appearance today. Greek site iPhoneHellas reports that the latest version of iOS will not be released today after all and may not make its debut until Tuesday, November 16.

Another report by MacStories indicates that the delay is due to Wi-Fi connectivity issues in iOS 4.2 on the iPad.

Basically, even if the iPad manages to successfully connect to a local network, the connection is lost after a few minutes. This seems to be the most common problem among users, although some can’t simply use Safari at all. The bug has been reported to Apple, and they apparently decided to delay the release of iOS 4.2 to fix the bug.

iOS 4.2 should, however, come out in November as Apple originally promised, possibly before Thanksgiving.

Apple did not commit a specific date in November for the release of iOS 4.2 so it won’t technically be late until November is over. All rumors pointing to today, and now to November 16, are not based on any official announcements from Apple.

Rumors were correct in predicting the release of Mac OS 10.6.5, which debuted via Software Update for Mac users on Wednesday. There has been no sign of iTunes 10.1 yet, however, which will be required for iOS 4.2.