The much awaited iOS 4.2 update for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch was expected to be publicly available this week. The new firmware is expected to bring a plethora of new changes to iPad and some updates to iPhone and iPod Touch. However a last minute bug with the Wi-Fi connection system iPad has possible pushed the update to next week, possible to 16th November.
Due to the new set of problems, Apple is tipped to be planning to release another Gold Master version, that might delay the public release even further. It was earlier expected that Mac OS X 10.1 will be released in conjunction to iTunes 10.1, the later being designed to provide with the new functionality of the iOS 4.2. However this problem also also caused iTunes 10.1 to be postponed.
The iOS 4.2 is expected to bring major update to iPad including support for multi-tasking, folder, wireless printing and Airplay to name a few.
The following video demonstrates the Wi-Fi bug with iPad that caused lost connections:
Stay tuned to catch the updates regarding the release of iOS 4.2.