Apple finally released iOS 4.2! It includes a lot of new features, especially for iPad users. iOS 4.2 brings multitasking to the iPad as well as folders. For iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone users Apple integrated AirPlay and AirPrint. One new feature for our iDevices is a free version of Find My iPhone, which is a MobileMe feature that helps you locate your missing device and protect its data. So head over to iTunes and update your iDevice.
9to5mac reported, that Apple is replacing their original iPhone 4 screws with torx screws instead of the basic small screws. This screw is harder to unscrew because its an unusual 5 point torx “instead of the basic 6 point torx”. So why did Apple decide to use these torx screws? Are they out of normal screws, or are they trying to prevent people from replacing their normal “black” front and back panel with a white one? Or is there an other reason for this change. What do you think?
MacRumors found some evidence, Apple might just be considering adding a free level of MobileMe service iDevice owners on iOS 4.2. “The evidence comes in the form of a new private framework known as AppleAccounts.framework that includes a series of device-specific error messages referring to free MobileMe accounts. In particular, the error messages include alerts regarding having reached “the maximum number of free accounts” for a given device and certain devices not being “qualified for free MobileMe service.” » Free MobileMe Service For iOS 4.2 Users?
Yesterday we told you that Apple will have a “big” iTunes announcement today. Well they did announce something, but it has nothing to do with cloud-based iTunes, longer song previews or anything like that. All they announced today is “The Beatles, Now on iTunes”. This is really disappointing if you ask me, because Apple told us, this will be “Another day. That you’ll never forget”. » Apple Disappointed iTunes Announcement
Apple continues promoting the new iPhone 4, Apple’s latest iPhone 4 commercial focuses on battery life. Ofcourse they also make a point of saying iPhone 4 is “the world’s thinnest smartphone”. In the beginning Apple was promoting the iPhone with the slogan “there is an app for that”, but since the competition is catching up on apps Apple decided to invest heavily in battery technology. You can check the commercial after the break. » Apple iPhone 4 Battery Commercial
Apple made an announcement on the front page of Apple’s website, saying: “Tomorrow is another day. That you’ll never forget. Check back here tomorrow for an exiting announcement from iTunes.” So what does this mean, what can we expect? Well we think it has something to do with Cloud based iTunes, longer “90 sec” music preview and maybe a new feature to store your iTunes music library online. Till now we can only guess, but we will provide you with more details tomorrow after the announcement.
Apple undated the iPad iTunes application to support Ping. The iPhone got Ping support right around the iOS 4.1 launch so this means we’re close to the iOS 4.2 launch. You can find all the usual Ping features in a tab on the iPad’s iTunes app. » Ping Comes To iPad