Apple Releases iOS 4.2 Beta for Developers

Apple has just released iOS 4.2 Beta for all iPads, iPhones and iPod touches. This beta build, like all the previous betas is meant for developers only. Only members enrolled in the iPhone Developer Standard or Enterprise Program can access these bits of by signing into Apple Developer Connection.

iOS 4.2 should bring iOS 4 features for iPad (hello Multitasking), and some new features as Unified mailbox, HDR photos, Game Center, wireless printing and AirPlay (which allows users to stream media). We will keep you informed by any new features, Stay tuned!

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Update 1: Apple has just announced AirPrint in a new Press Release,

Apple today announced that it is releasing a beta version of its AirPrint wireless printing for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to members of Apple’s iOS developer program today, and that AirPrint will be included in the free iOS 4.2 software update in November. AirPrint automatically finds printers on local networks and can print text, photos and graphics to them wirelessly over Wi-Fi without the need to install drivers or download software. HP’s existing and upcoming ePrint enabled printers will be the first to support printing direct from iOS devices.

Update 2: Here’s the list of new features, and iOS 4.2 running on iPad [via MacStories]

  • Multitasking
  • Folders: You can put up to 20 icons per folder
  • Printing
  • Game Center
  • AirPlay
  • Improved Mail Inbox
  • Find text on web pages and more
  • Accessibility enhancements  
  • Finding text from web pages
  • Keyboard and Dictionary enhancements

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