Apple releases iOS 4.2 beta 2 for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch to developers

iOS 4.2 beta 2 for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

Apple has released iOS 4.2 beta 2 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch to registered developers, once again keeping to their typical every two weeks on a Tuesday patten.

No word yet on what new surprises lurk in beta 2, or in the code deep beneath it, but we'll update as we learn more. In the meantime, head on over to and start your downloads.

And for more, check out our complete iOS 4.2 beta walkthrough.

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DigitalLifeDad says:

Updating my iPhone 4 now... * iTunes 10.1 Beta was also released.


der was dis ding about dis ding and der wont be nor 4.2 released to de public

Geo Coldz says:

Did they change the Mute switch back?

Geo Coldz says:

They changed the restore screen for iTunes 10's icon.

dloveprod says:

I'm gonna jump on in and install this one, I hope all goes well.

DBox - 2.25GB Free says:

With regards to printing, will I have to download drivers for my printer for it to work? Will it just recognize my printer without any additional drivers? How advanced is the printing capabilities (2 sided print, print in draft, auto, normal, high quality)?

Anon says:

Beta 2 breaks my visual voicemail (with AT&T). Anyone else?

psay101 says:

So just installed it pm iPad. Just noticed when I go to Settings General Sound it locks up. Anyone else?

skop25 says:

whats new for iphone 4?

Gavin says:

Yes, same here. Locks up settings.

JIP says:

@Paul You're not alone. Sound setting locks up on me too.

RMCSteve says:

Sound setting locks up for me too.

dloveprod says:

Good thing I chickened out, too many problems in the forums. Maybe beta 3.

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MILE says:

Annone else experince a loss of 3G connectivity under 4.2 on the iPad…?! Ever since the first beta I don't have 3G connection on my iPad and that didn't change with the second beta either…! :(
I tried resetting network settings, changing the configuration, even different SIM cards -- 3G is completely gone, all I get is EDGE now…