“Back in September, Apple announced that a full-scale update to the tablet’s OS would be coming in the form of iOS 4.2, bringing a slew of new features to the device,” Joshua Topolsky reports for Engadget. “Included in that laundry list is proper iOS 4-style multitasking, folders, major mail improvements, Game Center integration, and Safari enhancements (like find-in-page text searches). Besides those features, the company has been touting two other big changes that could cause a major shift in the way you use your iPad — namely, AirPrint and AirPlay.”
“When the update was originally announced, we took you on a walkthrough of the early developer beta,” Topolsky reports. “Though 4.2 will roll out to the iPhone and iPod touch, we wanted to focus on the iPad version, as it represents a major change for the platform. We’ve had a chance to spend time with the final version of the OS (which is actually 4.2.1 now), and put it through its paces.”
Topolsky reports, “What Apple has added here puts the iPad much, much closer to the netbook-chomping beast we always felt it could be. For those of you who’ve already invested in the device, upgrading to 4.2.1 will feel like a brand new day, and for those still on the fence about the iPad — it’s time to take another look.”
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