Apple is finally bringing multitasking to the iPad today with the release of iOS 4.2. In addition to the new multitasking features, iPad users can now enjoy the app folder organization that iPhone and iPod Touch users have had since this summer. AirPlay, AirPrint, and Game Center are other additions to the platform with this update. The updates to the iPhone and iPod touch promise bug fixes and better performance on older 3G devices. Expect the update to be available around 1PM EST (10AM Cupertino time). Does making the iPad function more like an actual computer and not just a large entertainment device sway you enough to get one if you haven’t already? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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You’ve waited a long while for this day to come, but here it finally is. Apple is today rolling out iOS 4.2 toiPads and qualifying iPhones (3G, 3GS and 4) and iPod touches (second, third and fourth generation) across the globe, delivering the long-awaited multitasking and app folder enhancements to a tablet that was already supposed to be magical and revolutionary. To see whether this new update — replete with Game Center, AirPlay and AirPrint additions — really helps the iPad step up to doubleplusgood territory, check out our full review; everyone else, hit up your nearest iTunes 10.1-equipped computer to get your update on.