Steve Jobs, speaking at an event in San Francisco today, has just officially announced iOS 4.1, an upcoming update for Apple’s operating system for the iPhone and iPod touch. This company’s CEO also gave a sneak peek at iOS 4.2, which will bring new features to the iPad.
iOS 4.1 is going to include a few enhancements, most notably the release of the Game Center. This social networking service for mobile gamers was first unveiled several months ago, but is just now being released.
Game Center will allow users to play head-to-head games, challenge friends, etc.
Most of the other enhancements are more minor, such as improvements to the camera’s image quality and the ability to upload high definition video over a Wi-Fi connection.
iOS 4.1 will also include a fix for the proximity sensor issue that some iPhone 4 users have reported. This causes the screen to turn itself back on during phone calls.
Apple iOS 4.2 Pre-announced
Steve Jobs had good news and bad news for iPad users today. They aren’t getting a version of iOS 4.1, so they will have to continue to use iOS 3.2 for several more months. Near the end of this year, however, iOS 4.2 will be released for this tablet computer.
In addition, iOS 4.2 is going to allow users to do wireless printing.
This new operating system version will be released for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch in November.