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Old 11-24-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
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iOS4.2 is out

I just got an e-mail from Apple that I can download and install iOS 4.2 to my iPad. Now all I gotta do is get home where I can hook up with WiFi and get it. Yay.

Here is the link on Apple.com
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:11 AM   #4
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Thought so. Probably not, looking at it. I'll have to fix that.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:13 AM   #5
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Look like a Hanvon Color to me...definitely not an iPad.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:32 AM   #6
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:42 AM   #7
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Just so you don't confuse yourself too much, I believe it is iTunes via a usb/computer to which you need to connect for downloading the update, not wifi. At least, we needed to on my wife's iPad.
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I got the e-mail, but I'm gonna wait till others test drive 4.2 first.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:58 AM   #10
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Just so you don't confuse yourself too much, I believe it is iTunes via a usb/computer to which you need to connect for downloading the update, not wifi. At least, we needed to on my wife's iPad.
Sorry, I should have been more clear. My laptop, which is yoked to my iPad has 3G when I'm at work, since my employer is basically down on us enjoying ourselves. So I have to get home to use the WiFi, since 3G borks out in the middle of huge downloads.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:00 PM   #11
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You can download the ipsw manually from any computer then copy the file to your itunes pc. This is what I did (downloaded it at work and copied to a usb key) and then used shift-click on upgrade button and chose the firmware.

I could have went the extra step and placed in the proper folder and iTunes would see it.

Only had 1 day of using it but so far, very happy. Everything is working fine, love the multitasking and really love having folders.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:13 PM   #13
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I've posted already about the minor problem I had with iBooks. (I had to remove all the pdf's before it would upgrade and get back the Books/PDFs button). This might have been caused by me having to upgrade iTunes to version 10 before it would accept iOS v4.

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