Along with the iOS 4.1 update for the iTouch devices, Steve also gave a sneak peek into the upcoming iOS 4.2. The iOS 4.2 update is meant only for the iPad and brings with it all the features which the iOS 4 brought with it to the iTouch platform. The iOS 4.2 update will include Multitasking, the recently announced Game Center and HDR photos as well. One new feature the iOS 4.2 will incorporate will be AirPlay. Apple has renamed AirTunes to AirPlay and it can now stream a variety of media via Wi-Fi to your iPad.
Here is what Steve Jobs defined AirPlay as-:
Now, what is AirPlay? You know what AirTunes isâ€¦ listen to music from all over your house from your mobile device. We’re changing the name of AirTunes to AirPlay, and it’s not just music anymore. You can stream all kinds of media anywhere in your house.
Along with this, iOS 4.2 will also bring wireless printing functionality with it to the iPad. According to Steve, the iOS 4.2 update will be rolled out in the month of November for free of cost to all iPad owners.