iOS 4.2 features: Ping for iPad

Timed to coincide with the release of iTunes 10.1 and iOS 4.2, Ping has come to the iPad... Of course, if you're still running iOS 3.2.x on your iPad, you'll get it as well. (iTunes Store app is basically a thin client for all the web data stored on the cloud so it's easy for Apple to update it on the backend -- no software update needed).

Anyway, if you're used to using Ping on iPhone or iPod touch, there are no surprises here. It's just bigger. Much bigger. There are the same three tabs: activities, people, and profiles. You can comment on what's been posted (even by you), but otherwise it's... for good or ill it's Ping. And if you've enabled the new Twitter integration, it'll auto-tweet every song you like.

If you've tried it out, let us know what you think. For more, check out our complete iOS 4.2 for iPad walkthrough.

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Stooovie says:

Sorry, but this is not a 4.2 feature. It's a back-end feature. I have it on 3.2.2 as well.

Tape says:

You're right, I don't consider Ping to be a feature. It's definitely a bug to me.

Tweger01 says:

Rene, Why are all your pics annoyingly epic?

Stephen says:

Hey, does anyone know why this is the only site that isn't displaying pictures for me :S? It has been like this for a few days now. I am on a HTC device (how ironic lol)

brownat89 says:

@ lambboyaz
Sorry but that's a horrible site.

jgr627 says:

When is apple going to make it easier to browse music videos in the itunes store for the iPad? The iPhone iTunes store app has a tab to browse music videos easily but the iPad needs this ping feature is nice but bring on other useful features as well