Rumor: Apple's iOS 4.2, AirPlay for iPad release pushed to Nov. 24

Apple iPad users looking forward to a rumored release of the new iOS 4.2 operating system upgrade today are going to have to wait at least another week--or more--as bugs with its WiFi connectivity are worked out. Several publications had posited that the upgrade--really a new iteration of the OS--would be rolled out on the heels of OS X 10.6.5, which released earlier this week.

AppleInsider, quoting iPhoneHellas, say the release could come as early as Tuesday, Oct. 16, but British newspaper The Telegraph says a new gold master will first be released to developers with the WiFi-connectivity issue fixed, adding that a more realistic date is Nov. 24, just in time for Thanksgiving.

iOS 4.2 beta already is available for the iPhone and iPod touch users. iPad users have been waiting for it to hit the tablet, giving them the ability to perform multiple tasks at once, create folders and use AirPrint and AirPlay, which allows users to stream content wirelessly from the iPad to a device like Apple TV.

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