A source that works closely with Apple said that the company had shelved its original plan to release the software update today, and had instead pushed back the launch until later this month.
Although this isn’t technically a delay (Apple officially announced that iOS 4.2 will be released sometime in November), it was thought that Apple might have been planning to release iOS 4.2 today.
iTunes 10.1 got released earlier today, they usually do this at least a few days in advance of any update.
Let me know what you think!
If you like me your ready to shoot ole Stevey ( http://twitter.com/connerowen/status/3300086985523200) for delaying iOS 4.2 It’s not every day your tablet gets upgraded to multitasking. Well Apple just planted (seeded) iOS 4.2 to developers (build 8C134b, instead of 8C134), which fixes with the Wi-Fi issue that halted the launch. If the build is free of any more bugs, iOS 4.2 should be on your shiney iPad soon. Just not this week probably.
Quote (via iEnlive):
Today, Apple finally released the Gold Master (ship to end users) version of iOS 4.2 to developers and have begun soliciting apps built for it, forshadowing a close date of releasing the final update early this month. Apple already has shown us iOS 4.2 for both iPhone and iPad back at their September event, which also had other announcements on 4.1.
Apple posted a message Monday inquirinig that developers should prepare their applications for iOS 4.2, and this sparks interest because of Apple notifiying to get ready for 4,2, as of submitting updates for iOS 4.1 (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad).
With the liberation of iOS 4.2, the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch will be receiving some great updates which Apple users of all kinds will enjoy. We have no word as to what changes or new features have been implemented into iOS 4.2 – hit us up if you find out after your quick experience.
Also of high importance, iOS 4.2 will also require iTunes 10.1 installed – the beta has been available for quite a bit now (for those wondering), and can be downloaded via the Developer Center on Apple’s side.
UPDATE: New features have been revealed and found in the new version of iOS (4.2)
-new AirPlay icon
-Multitasking bar [now with advanced brightness and volume controls]
-new Mobile Me login interface [allows you to log into MobileMe account settings using an Apple ID + offering a link to create a new/free Apple ID within the window]
The greenpois0n jailbreak software for iOS 4.1 is expected to be released this Sunday, October 10, 2010, at 10:10:10 AM GMT. Unfortunately, however, the jailbreak only works on the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4, iPad, and AppleTV 2. Earlier today, members of the Chronic DevTeam announced the ETA for the much awaited jailbreak:
If you’d like to download greenpois0n, be sure to visit the download page on October 10, 2010 at 10:10 AM GMT (time conversions listed below). TechGeec.com will have tutorials up as soon as the jailbreak is released so be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter to stay updated.
Apple has revised its original AirPrint announcement, they removed it’s huge promise, support for the second-generation iPod touch. It was announced way back in September. Apple originally said that printing would be supported on devices that support iOS multitasking, but they listed the second-generation iPod touch as compatible. The second-generation iPod touch has since been removed from the compatible device list, however, there’s no doubt that once iOS 4.2 is jailbroken, there will be a tweak available for download from Cydia to allow the iPod touch 2G to print wirelessly.
The Beta 2 version of Apple’s iOS 4.2 software update brings a pretty cool new feature. The update for an undisclosed November release, adds Internet Tethering settings for iPads running iOS.
iPad owners will hopefully be able to tether their iDevice successfully by the time iOS 4.2 reaches its final version. According to 9to5Mac, the settings are currently only appearing for European carriers.
If Apple allows iOS 4.2 users to tether their iPad iPhone-style this would be great!
Don’t get too excited. The tethering settings may be removed in a beta version in the feature (remember Game Center on the iPhone 3G? It can happen any time).
As many of you probably know, today Apple released a new firmware for the iPhone and iPod touch, iOS 4.1. If you are currently jailbroken and would like to keep your jailbreak, do not update! There is currently two known ways to jailbreak this firmware, one way would be through redsn0w, another and much more simplistic way, is through an updated version of jailbreakme.com. Right now we’re just waiting on Comex, creator of jailbreakme, to release the jailbreak(s). Here’s the newest post from the iPhone Dev-Team regarding iOS 4.1:
Quote (via iPhone Dev-Team):
This time of year there are lots of new iPhone owners, and not everybody knows that accepting new iOS updates is the surest way to lose your jailbreak and/or unlock. While those of you who have Cydia or TinyUmbrella backups of your FW hashes will always be able to get back to 4.0.1 if you make this mistake, this doesn’t hold for unlockers. There’s currently no known way to revert your baseband — if you update your baseband you’ll lose the ultrasn0w unlock, possible forever.
Please stay away from this 4.1 release until a safe jailbreak procedure (which also preserves ultrasn0w) is developed and released.
P.S. There are a tiny number of iPhone3G owners who can revert their basebands due to a flaw in very early bootloaders…you will already know if you fit in this category!
Today, August 25, 2010, Apple announced that they will be holding a music-based media event on September 1, 2010, much like they do every year. Here are some of the products we expect them to announce:
- New touch-screen iPod shuffle
- New iPod touch with front-facing (and possibly back-facing) camera to allow for use with Face Time over WiFi (to be used with email addresses as opposed to phone numbers), Retina Display, 1Gz processor (with maybe 512MB RAM), and better battery life.
- iOS4 for iPad
- iTV (revamped Apple TV) with it’s own App Store and might be the size of the iPhone 4 – Price: $99 USD
Sorry, no Verizon iPhone will be announced in September. If there will be one, it will be announced in January (most likely). Again, these are all just rumors so nothing is certain for sure, but these products will be very likely to be announced.
As we all know, Apple decided to come out with their own version of multitasking in iOS4. The problem is that it’s not “true” multitasking. In this tutorial, I will explain how to use Apple’s multitasking bar with Backgrounder. This disables Apple’s multitasking and replaces it with Backgrounder’s multitasking.
This is great for older iDevices with 128MB RAM (iPod touch 1G, iPod touch 2G, iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G) because they don’t support Apple’s multitasking but it will still work perfectly using this method.
1. Open Cydia and download Backgrounder
2. Open Backgrounder and go to Global. Make sure “Backgrounder” is checked as ‘Backgrounding Method’ and “Fall Back to Native” is TURNED OFF
3. SSH into the directory: /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app
4. Locate the N72AP.plist (or N82AP.plist)
5. Backup the .plist file. Edit your .plist in any text editing software and add the following key after <dict> and before </dict>:
6. Copy the newly edited .plist file back to the directory on your iDevice (OR save it if you edited it straight from your SSH client) and REBOOT.
7. Open Cydia and download a package, “Remove Recents”.
8. Respring (or reboot if you don’t know how to respring).