As promised this morning, Apple has released iOS 4.2 and it is now appearing via iTunes for users around the world. iOS 4.2 brings many new features to the iPad, including multi-tasking and folders, which had previously only been available for compatible iPhone and iPod touch devices. iOS 4.2 also brings new features to all iOS devices, including AirPlay and AirPrint. AirPlay will allow users to stream media wirelessly between iTunes and iOS devices over a local Wi-Fi network and AirPrint will allow printing directly to select compatible printers from an iOS device.
Also in conjunction with Apple’s announcement this morning, the Find My iPhone app has been updated to version 1.1 to allow all users with an iPhone 4, fourth-generation iPod touch, or iPad to use the device locator service for free.
- iPhone 4, iPad, or 4th generation iPod touch owners can use Find My iPhone for free with their Apple ID (iOS 4.2 required)
- Support for 30 additional languages
- Important: this update is required for users of the previous version of Find My iPhone app (v1.0 and v1.0.1)
Previously, Find My iPhone had only been available with a paid subscription to Apple’s MobileMe service, which retails for $99 for one year.