Apple reminds developers to get their apps ready for iOS 4.2

Apple sent out an email to developers today reminding them to get their apps ready for the impending arrival of iOS 4.2:

iOS 4.2 will soon be in the hands of millions of customers around the world. Make sure that your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch apps incorporate all the exciting features in iOS 4.2, including:

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  • Friday
  • Next Wednesday and you can take that to the bank!
  • Ahhh thank god,it's so long overdue..
  • Probably gonna hold off on the update. I dont see why it's a major one (e.g. 4.2 instead of 4.1.3 or something)
  • Airplay, Elijah. Airplay.
  • Doesn't sound like a "this Friday" message to me.
    Since iOS 4.2 is GM my guess is they are fixing some other stuff before the release. Say osx, and -fingers crossed- the video airplay update for apple tv.
  • It is an important update for all the ipad users out there. Basically IMHO makes the ipad worth something. Also all the ios devices will be matched up to v4.2. I can't wait for the update for the ipad the other devices is not a great big deal but still got some things to look forward too.
  • I think performance will jump a little especially on the devices older than the 4G iPhone. Already have 4.2 on my iPad 16GB and it runs great even with multiple apps running!!
  • I've been running the GM on my iPad. Really great and much needed. Looking forward to trying airprint
  • I'm not going to update because of the rotation lock I love it the way it is and I think apple is stupid for changing it!
  • Airplay I can wait , also multitask on iPad and folders this is the best update so far from apple
  • I just want a true release date. Looking forward to updating all of my iOS devices.
  • Looking forward to this so bad!! I say the update happens next Tuesday. crosses fingers
  • Just in time for Santa to bring an Apple TV to use w/4.2 on the family iPhones and itouches, with an iPad 2 next spring.