We've discovered a little gem in the iOS 4.3 beta: Four and five finger multi-touch gesture support for the iPad. Here's how it looks in action.
AirPlay arrived this week, perhaps not quite as ass-kickingly as we had hoped. Here's a clip of Air Video, the excellent stream-any-video-you-want-to-your-iPad app rigged up to beam video to an Apple TV. Basically, this is how AirPlay should work.
I upgraded my iPad to iOS 4.2 today. I was so happy. Then I spent 30 minutes wondering why I lost my audio... until I remembered one of its new "features": Transform the iPad's screen lock into the mute switch.
Apple's AirPlay, a new feature arriving with today's release of iOS 4.2, marks a huge move into a (mercifully) wireless future, beaming music, videos, and photos to speakers and screens all over your house. Here's why it's so damn cool.
I was pretty pumped about the prospect of multitouch music apps before the iPad's release, but iOS 3.x didn't give developers too many audio options to work with. iOS 4.2, however, will, so we're gonna get sweet stuff like this.
A piping hot iTunes 10.1 is ready for you to download. Two reasons to snag it: AirPlay, for beaming video around to stuff like your Apple TV, and support for the imminent iOS 4.2 update for the iPad and other iOS devices. [Apple]
What a pleasant surprise! The fellows over at Create Digital Music have discovered that iOS 4.2 will allow iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches to support MIDI devices over both USB (via camera connection kit) and Wi-Fi.
Looks like iOS 4.2 has left the beta stage and gone gold master. The GM is available to iPhone developers now and we'll let you know if we spot anything exciting or new soon. [Apple]
While looking for new features and hidden secrets within iOS 4.2 Beta 3, we found a gem: New SMS ringtones! Have a listen.
Apple initially said that AirPrint, their wireless printing protocol, would come to "iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (second generation and later)" with the arrival of iOS 4.2. Now they're saying it's those first three and "iPod touch (third generation and later)." Granted, you may not have actually printed…
When we tried out iOS 4.2 Beta 2 on our iPads, we didn't spot anything of interest. But when some European iPad 3G owners took a close look at their settings menus, they saw something very curious: A tethering option.
It's a revelation. It's the way the iPad always should've been. With iOS 4.2 there's multitasking, a unified inbox, folders and... Helvetica in Notes.
That sound you just heard? Shrieks of joy. Multitasking is finally here for the iPad with the first beta of iOS 4.2, which is also out for the iPhone and iPod touch. If you're a developer, that is. [Apple]
iPad with iOS 4.2 is almost everything we've wanted in the iPad since getting an iPhone 4, plus something we've wanted from the beginning: streaming music and video from iTunes to iOS devices with AirPlay. It's coming out in November.