According to sources close to Apple, the release of iOS 4.2 for iPhone and iPad has been delayed until November 24th. The Telegraph reports:

But a source that works closely with Apple said that the company had shelved its original plan to release the software update today, and had instead pushed back the launch until later this month.

Although this isn't technically a delay (Apple officially announced that iOS 4.2 will be released sometime in November), it was thought that Apple might have been planning to release iOS 4.2 today.

Apple released iTunes 10.1 earlier today, something they usually do at least a few days in advance of any major firmware update. Additionally, devs were seeded a new GM build of iOS 4.2 for the iPad just a few hours ago which corrected the WiFi issues plaguing the previous GM build. All of this suggests to us that Apple simply wants to ensure there are no overlooked issues that need to be patched before an official release.

Regardless, we're still a little miffed about the possibility of not getting iOS 4.2 for another 12 days. How do you feel about a release on November 24th? Let us know in the comments!

[The Telegraph]