Apple iTunes 10.1 Debuts, iOS 4.2 Takes a Step Closer to Release

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Apple has introduced iTunes 10.1. Among other new features, the update brings support for synchronizing with devices running iOS 4.2. This new version of this company’s mobile operating system is still AWOL, however.

Apple has committed to releasing iOS 4.2 this month, and the debut was supposedly going to happen yesterday, but a serious bug was found in the iPad version of this operating system upgrade. This has pushed back the the release for at least a week.

Reports from developers indicate that Apple sent out a new version of this upgrade late yesterday for testing.

In the mean time, people can install iTunes 10.1, which includes some bug fixes. It also has support for the new AirPlay service, which allows users to wirelessly stream videos from iTunes to the all-new Apple TV.

Apple iPad with AirPrintUpdating this new version simply requires running the app and telling it to check for a new version.

More about Apple iOS 4.2
This new version of Apple’s operating system is going to be for the most recent editions of this company’s smartphone and handheld, as well as its tablet.

The most significant new feature for the iPhone and iPod touch is going to be AirPrint, which will allow these devices to send print jobs to wireless printers that support this feature.

iOS 4.2 will be an even more important upgrade for the iPad, as this tablet computer is still running iOS 3.2. In addition to support for AirPrint, it will also bring multitasking and application folders.

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