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Apple Also Release iOS 4.2 Update for the iPhone


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Along with the iOS 4.2 update for the iPad, Apple also released it for the iPhone as well, the main update being AirPrint and AirPlay.

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The update is quite large at 624.2 MB and expect everyone with an iPhone to be downloading it right now!

Here is what is included in the update:

iOS 4.2 Software Update

This update contains improvements, including the following:

• AirPrint
– Print mail, photos, web pages and more directly to AirPrint-compatible printers on a local wireless network
• AirPlay
– Wirelessly stream videos, music and photos to Apple TV
– Wirelessly stream music to AirPlay-compatible speakers and receivers, including AirPort Express
• FaceTime improvements
– Initiate calls with Voice Control
– Initiate calls from an SMS conversation
– Support for Bluetooth accessories
• Find text on web pages in Safari
• New fonts setting available for Notes
• New SMS/MMS text tones and the ability to set custom tones per contact
• Additional restrictions (parental controls) available:
– Account settings
– App deletion
– Game Center friends
– Location settings
• Ability to import .ics files into Calendar
• Bug fixes, including:
– Eliminates sound artefacts occasionally captured in recorded audio with 4th-generation iPod touch
– Improves audio playback to car stereos via USB

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4
• iPhone 3GS
• iPhone 3G
• iPod touch 2nd generation or later

So what do you think of this update? It is certainly not as exciting as the iPad update!

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.



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