Apple iOS 4.2 Release Date Delayed – iPad to Blame?

Posted on Nov 14 2010 - 4:08pm by Richard Sharp

Another day, another update on the eagerly anticipated iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod and iPad. If rumors are to be believed it is the latter that is causing the delay on the update – namely problems with Wi-Fi on the iPad.

Insiders have suggested that the update in its current state will not improve and may even make the iPad’s known Wi-Fi issues worse; in that respect it’s probably a good idea for Apple to wait before releasing 4.2. However, it’s still pretty frustrating for users who expected it earlier in November.

The update is also set to add Airplay, the ability to print from within apps and fix the bug that caused so many people problems when the daylight savings changes happened. The latest release date is rumored to be 24th November 2010.

Previous updates of iOS have not always gone as smoothly as Apple would have liked, with bugs frequently reported on Apple forums, we wonder if this puts people off updating right away?

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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Guy L W Hardy November 14, 2010 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    I really would like to see how the multitasking works out. I am unhappy about the WiFi issues, but they should be ironed out in no time. I have faith in Apple; they have done pretty well…

  2. Alphaman November 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Anyone who expected the release in early November was fooling themselves. When a company (any company; not just Apple) says "November", I always think "November 30", and I'm almost never disappointed.

  3. Maic Salazar November 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Well it is hard to say that apple is not pushing hard to release the IOS 4.2, I will assume that they are seeking for the BLACK FRIDAY 2010 SALES!!

    It will definitely hurts apple sales if they aren't ready for this!!

    So lets see how Apple moves around this particular Ipad issue.

  4. Jumpstat November 15, 2010 at 12:43 am - Reply

    I don't mind that Apple is delaying the release of the updates as I am sure Apple will get it right. As for their products I am just a newbie and since the iPhone4 and iPad I acquired this year I am pretty pleased with its performance etc. Only disappointment is the pricing which in my opinion is much on the higher side for all their products….

  5. Dillweed103 January 19, 2011 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I think that the ipad wifi issue is just of many issues that I have with the apple product as of late. I especially dislike the fact the that all there device all though they are nice, but way the hell over priced . Q: WHO THE F%#€ DOES APPLE THINK THEY R.

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