While many iPad owners were hoping that today would finally be the day that iOS 4.2 would hit the market, it just didn’t happen, it simply doesn’t look like iOS 4.2 is going to drop today.
According to several news sites, a significant bug has been discovered in the iOS 4.2 GM that has prompted Apple to delay the final release. The bug apparently involves WiFi and causes the connection with the local network to drop every few minutes on both the iPad and iPhone 4.
The sites don’t seem to agree on the next supposed due date, MacStories is saying that this bug will end up delaying iOS 4.2 for as long as two weeks, according to 9to5Mac it wont take that long: they’re pegging Tuesday, November 16th as the new iOS 4.2 launch date, and finally MacRumors are saying it might be pushed back as far as November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving.
We will keep you in the loop and let you know as soon as we hear any news!
If you have connected your iPhone to iTunes today you will undoubtedly notice that there is an update waiting to be downloaded, however the iPhone isn’t the only Apple device to receive an update, the iPad OS has been updated to 3.2.1 and promises to improve Wi-Fi connectivity, amongst other things.
The fix comes after some users initially complained that the tablet from Apple struggled to find a Wi-Fi network around homes – in some cases even though the device was practically sitting on the hotspot.
Other smaller fixes include:
– Fixed an issue that could prevent copy and paste of single-page PDF attachments in Mail.
– Address an issue that could cause video playback to freeze.
– Improved reliability of video-out when using iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter.
– Added Bing as an option for Safari’s search field.
iPad users are being automatically prompted to update when they connect their device to iTunes on their Macs or Windows computers, or you can download the update directly from Apple here.
If you have jailbroken your iPad you might want to wait a little before updating.
So you have the awesome new iPhone 4 and want to try FaceTime, sounds great, except for the fact that none of your friends have the phone yet…There is a solution for that, Apple has provided a toll-free number for users to call and video chat with a company representative.
Last week Apple sent out e-mails to all new customers, letting them know that they could try out FaceTime by calling the toll-free 1-888-FACETIME (322-3846) number. The hotline is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CDT.
“Want to try FaceTime? Give us a call,” the note reads. “An Apple representative will show you the basics and a few advanced tips. Before you call, make sure you have a Wi-Fi connection.”
When you call Apple, you will first reach a representative who will ask you a few questions about which configuration you are running, and whether or not you are connected to Wi-Fi, after this has been completed, they will then engage in a FaceTime conversation, where they will give you an overview of the most basic features of FaceTime.
Right now you don’t need to make any changes in order to use FaceTime, furthermore you can use both the front or rear camera, since it runs over Wi-Fi you don’t need to worry about using up your cell minutes.