Rumoured release dates for iOS 4.2
Two rumoured release dates (Tuesday 9th and Friday 12th) for iOS 4.2 have come and gone in the last week, but there are still no signs of the elusive update. The holdup is thought to surround Wi-Fi related connection problems, which must be worrying to Apple as the release was billed to showcase new wireless features for AirPrint and AirPlay. Pre-release builds known as the "gold master", have been sent to developers for testing as late as last Wednesday (build
8C134b). These versions have stripped down functionality in these areas.
Apple say November 2010
To be fair Apple hasn't confirmed any specific release date yet, except that the release of iOS 4.2 will be sometime in November 2010. The latest rumoured date is now November 24th, as reported in the Telegraph last Friday. This date seems far more likely now given previous reports and Apple's responses.
Backup your data with iTunes first!
Whenever the release date does happen, make sure you run a couple of iTunes backups before you install the iOS 4.2 update, just in case something bad happens. If you have any disasters from previous iSO updates, tips you would like to share with our users, or comments on the update itself, please let us know.