Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:30 PM
"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 ... We are talking about a beta that's two months from a final release, so not everything's done. But iOS 4.2 on iPad already feels so good, even if it is things we're just used to by now on the iPhone."
Well, it's finally started to appear, iOS 4.2 for the iPad. It is the first beta, still several months prior to scheduled GA release, but much of the functionality is at least partially there, and much of it can be put through its paces. Folders will allow 20 apps per folder, a nice touch! Good bye icon overload, and way too many pages of apps. The unified inbox works as hoped-for, and definitely benefits from the larger screen size. AirPrint is not yet complete, but works. GameCenter works as expected. Another added bonus, Helvetica is available for Notes (in settings), good bye Marker Felt! Consensus from the first few articles: We're not going back to the old iOS 3, no matter what. I can hardly wait.