Apple releases iOS 4.2 Gold Master

Earlier this week Apple released the Gold Master version of iOS 4.2 and the corresponding SDK to developers, bringing the current version of both to 4.2 GM (builds 8C134 and 10M2423 respectively).

So far those people that have tried the new updates are telling us of more stability, as well as several changes/additions, these are as follows:

  • support for printing in iTunes 10.1
  • enhancements to the App Store to support of Game Center
  • YouTube video uploads
  • A new multitasking animation for the iPad
  • Support for AirPlay
  • The GM build is typically the final shipping build that will eventually reach customers.
    Apple originally detailed the upcoming features of iOS 4.2 back in September. The focus of the update will be to bring the iPad up to speed with other iOS 4.x features such as multitasking and folders.

    Back in September Steve Jobs promised a release within November, so we are hoping to see an update soon.


    Target to carry iPhone 4 as of November 7th

    Retail store chain Target announced that it will begin selling the iPhone as of November 7th in all Target Mobile centers which are located in 846 Target stores nationwide. Target has confirmed that they will carry both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS, and will offer quick, on-the-spot activation.

    “At Target we continue to offer our guests the best in electronics so we’re happy to add iPhone to our Target Mobile offerings,”

    said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, merchandising, Target, befor adding

    “With expert support from Target Mobile specialists and in-store activation, our guests will be able to leave the store with a new, working iPhone3GS or iPhone4 in-hand.”

    Target began selling the iPad in early October, leaving it therefore to be no surprise that the retailer has picked up the iPhone as well.