It's November, when will iOS 4.2 arrive?

It's now officially November, the month when Apple and Steve Jobs said iOS 4.2 for iPad and iPhone would arrive. But just exactly when in November will they get here? This week? Next week? Week after? November 30, 11:59pm Cupertino Time?

Should the take their time to get it right, or should they get it our right now? Vote in the poll above and give us your thoughts in the comments below!

Rene Ritchie

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There are 35 comments. Add yours.

Ferrigno says:

My alarm in my iphone 4 went off one hour early this morning, I'm in the US... What the hell ???

Opener says:

It's a problem they knew for months. Turn off repeat function and it should be okay.
Happen to me, and I was very annoyed, but I have been reading it up. 4.2 should fix it they say.

UntidyGuy says:

There hasn't been a gold master version of 4.2 released to developers yet - usually the same as the final version. That usually precedes the release of the final version to all users by at least a week.

Tom says:

There was no choice for December?

Al says:

Unfortunately, I think it will release in about three weeks since it hasn't gone gold master yet. It would be nice if they would nail down a date soon.

JD says:

Would be nice if it came out before t-giving here in the US... but I doubt it.

JD says:

P.S. the iPhone and the Mac have gotten a lot of attention as of late. Its now time for iPad again!

Jesus says:

Is this update is for appletv also?

Lee Miran says:

I'm really anticipating this update, mainly for AirPrint. I'm still on 4.0.1 just because the last updates did not provide enough incentive for me to lose jailbreak/have to re-JB and redo all my settings/apps/customization.
Hopefully the new JB release will be almost immediate as it appears it may be.

jack says:

they purposely put these bugs to force people to upgrade in hope to flash out any jailbroken devices

StayThirstyMyFriends says:

I'm in the US and alarm went off fine at 5am and I have repeat. I say last week of 29

brownat89 says:

It'll come out in about two and a half weeks. The gold master will cone out this week, following Apple's two week gaps and then the next release will be to te general public.

Ronn says:

True. Can't wait for airplay for the apple tv through the ip4 and iPad.

Eagleyesmith says:

I say the week of November 15. :-)
On a side note, I can never view or take the TiPb Surveys on my iPhone. Lame. :-(

iJake says:

Yeah I agree with @Eagleyesmith. How can there be polls that are unable to be participated or even in part, viewed on iPhone!? C'maaaan.. smh

Mr.mars says:

I think the update calls for 3G FaceTime

Rene Ritchie says:

I just viewed and voted on the pole fine on my iPhone. What problem are you having?

BT says:

Polls work fine. Never had a problem.

Jbbarrette says:

You have to do landscape to view the 'vote' button.

fastlane says:

I've never had a problem voting on my iPhones, either. But, I haven't been able to view the results for almost a year, now. I always get a white screen that won't load.

fastlane says:

I actually meant to say that clicking the "View Results" link doesn't load its page. But, I do get the results after voting.

SockRolid says:

Oops. I forgot about that time change bug. DST ends on 11/7 in the US, so there's a small chance 4.2 could be released before then.

AbodiP says:

Hello guys
i found in my iTunes when i plug my iPhone the date of the new update and i think all of you know it it will be in 5 November
i hope its release in that day ^__^ cheer up people

Ans says:

Im sitting here with my iPad and I am waiting for the release!!!!! -.- i've been waiting for november, so when will it be released?

T-Mobile iPhone User says:

I had the same problem when trying to view results.
A new page tries to load, but nothing ever loads.

dloveprod says:

They are a week behind already, who knows.

Macboy74 says:

Umm it will be out before dec. 25. Ya for sure.

Eagleyesmith says:

@Rene Ritchie
Any time that I try to vote or view the results of the polls, it opens up a new blank screen and never loads.

Geo Coldz says:

@Rene pole?
Tomorrow will be GM. And then 2 weeks later final.

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Omega Warrior 01 says:

We can let them take their time but it's gonna be better to release it as soon as they can

EpicAppsForever says:

iOS 4.2 Gold Master was released today, which means it will be released to the public probably next week.

Kris says:

You're all idiots. You were waaaay off the mark. Especially you AbodiP. Dumb asses. When has apple ever done anything in a timely fashion?