BREAKING: iOS 4.2 (Beta 1) For iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, Now Available! – [Updated x11]

BREAKING: iOS 4.2 (Beta 1) For iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, Now Available! – [Updated x11]


We’ve just received word from a number of our followers on Twitter that Apple has today seeded iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to developers.

The new software is expected to add a number of new features, including the ability to multitask, organise applications into folders, alongside the ability to print documents and users will also be able to take advantage of Apple’s new wirelessly streaming technology “AirPlay”.

The update is now available from developer.apple.com. Stay tuned to this post as we’ll be posting our findings on some of the more than 100 new features, yet to be documented by Apple.

[Update] – Build number is 8C5091e

[Update 2] – As noted by MacStories, iOS 4.2 for iPad weighs in at 514 MB whereas the update for iPhone 4 weighs in at 617 MB.

[Update 3] – New string found by @Viticci: GKFriendRequestComposeViewController, suggests the adding of Game Center friends in 3rd party apps!

[Update 4] – We’ve just received confirmation from @MagicianSoft that the popular radio streaming app ‘Pandora’ is working via multitasking on both iPhone and iPad.

[Update 5] – First screenshots of iOS 4.2 for iPad, courtesy of Mac Stories.

[Update 6] – Some more screenshots we took.

[Update 7] – Screenshot of Folder open. You can place 20 apps in one folder.

[Update 8] – Brightness controls now located in multitasking dock – and as noted by @Viticci, the physical rotation lock button is now mute.

[Update 9] – AirPlay is GO! (Screenshots courtesy of iSpazio)

[Update 10] – VIDEO of iOS 4.2 for iPad! (Courtesy of @AppAdvice) via @iClarified.

[Update 11] – See iOS ‘Print Center’ and AirPrint in action, courtesy of @TheiBlog!