Apple has released a beta version of the iOS 4.2 for the iPad, iPod Touch and the iPhone. But the beta version is only available to developers who are members of the Enterprise Program or the iPhone Developer Standard. Some of the developers who checked the update have already posted reviews of some of its new features.
iPad users will get access to Multitasking for the first time with the iOS 4.2. One of its features will be AirPrint Wireless Printing, which will initially allow users to wirelessly print to a compatible HP printer at the touch of a button.
The update will bring folders allowing users to organize apps, with similar themes, into single folders. The new improved version of Apple’s AirTunes, which is named AirPlay, will support video as well as music. Initially, this will be AirPort Express base stations for music streaming, and the new Apple TV for audio and video streaming. Other features include Game Center, Universal Inbox in Mail and many more.
Earlier this month, Steve Jobs had unveiled the features of the iOS 4.2 update at Apple’s music event. It was announced that the final version of the OS will be made available in November.