iPhone, iPad, and iPod developers are in luck; the Gold Master version of iOS 4.2, along with the corresponding SDK, is now available to registered devs. This should allow everyone to get their hands on the finished product that consumers will soon see.
First impressions have been pretty positive. One of the most talked-about features is wireless content streaming, followed by wireless printing.
Daniel Eran Dilger wrote, “The new update will also finally bring multitasking features and iOS Folders to the iPad, along with a variety of other features currently only available on the iPhone and iPod touch, such as support for multiple email aliases, a unified inbox, and messages organized by threads in Mail, and the ability to open attachments in third party apps.”
Plus, “iOS 4.2 will also bring Game Center to the iPad, allowing players to invite friends or find new opponents online to play against, as well as track their own achievements and high scores.”
This makes for an impressive – but large – collection of changes. So devs who work with Apple products should get familiar with these improvements so as not to be left behind.