Apple todayÂ announced iOS 4.2 for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, bringing iOS 4 features to the iPad for the first time.
iOS 4.2 brings overÂ 100 new features from iOS 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 to iPad including Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlayÂ® andÂ AirPrint.
iPad users can now run their favorite apps and switch between them instantly, while preserving iPadâs legendary batteryÂ life. Users can organize their apps with drag-and-drop simplicity using Folders, and Mail now features a Unified Inbox, fastÂ inbox switching and a threaded message view.
The surprise in the announcement is that with iOS 4.2 Apple is offering itsÂ Find My iPhone service free of charge. The service, previously only available to paid MobileMe subscribers, allows usersÂ to locate/track lost iOS devices via the Web. According to Apple, Find My iPhone, isÂ limited to current-generation hardware (i.e.Â iPhone 4, iPad and new iPod touch, 4th generation).
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