It seems that Apple is getting ahead of the game by release iOS 4.2.1 to developers before even launching the long awaited iOS 4.2 to iPhone and iPad owners. This could be a good indication that the 4.2 OS will finally be released next week, hopefully meeting the deadline set by Apple.
Reports have been circulating that iOS 4.2.1 was rolled out to developers yesterday evening with developers giving a sigh of relief that there were not many changes from 4.2. The current delays have been blamed on a number of different things including problems with the iPad’s Wi-Fi and glitches with the newly integrated AirPrint interface.
The latest issue is reportedly down to glitches that occur when using VoIP applications, apparently the line2 application had problems with the ring function – it wouldn’t stop even when the call had been picked up.
Users have been waiting for the release of 4.2 since the start of November with release dates being leaked all over the place only to see them come and pass. It seems this has not put people off as 86% of the 1600+ in our Apple 4.2 Survey said they would upgrade as soon as 4.2 is released.
Apple has been quick to point out that they said 4.2 would launch before the end of November and with the release of 4.2.1 to developers it looks still to be on the cards.
What do you think about the whole situation?