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.

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • A bit too late.
  • No its hardly to late.
  • Sorry, but this is not a 4.2 feature. It's a back-end feature. I have it on 3.2.2 as well.
  • You're right, I don't consider Ping to be a feature. It's definitely a bug to me.
  • @Stoovie,
    Thanks, fixed
  • Rene, Why are all your pics annoyingly epic?
  • 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)
  • @ lambboyaz
    Sorry but that's a horrible site.
  • 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