You’ll be able to download iOS 4.2 for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch today, according to official press release from Apple. This should be big news especially for iPad 4.2 wannabes since this major update finally brings multitasking along with lot of other features like AirPlay and AirPrint to the iPad. Earlier, Apple has released iOS 4.2 GM and iOS 4.2.1 GM for developers but consumers are still running iPad 3.2.2. That will change today, according to Apple:
The iOS 4.2 update is available today to download to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by syncing the device with iTunes 10.1. iOS 4.2 is compatible with iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, second and third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) and new iPod touch. Some features may not be available on all products. For example, Multitasking requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) or later.
If you want to jailbreak iPad, you should back up your SHSH blobs already with TinyUmbrella. Although limera1n exploit will work just fine with all iDevices for now but it’s untethered status is not confirmed yet. Confused? See the difference between tethered vs untethered jailbreak.
As for download links for iOS 4.2, the update is not available as yet but we’ll update you soon as updates starts rolling out.