Apple will release iOS 4.2 on Friday, according to a report from MacStories. Citing an unnamed source at AT&T, the site said that Apple would release the long-awaited iOS update for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad at 10:00 AM PST, on Friday, November 12th, 2010.
The report also says that Mac OS X will be updated to version 10.6.5 on Wednesday, and that iTunes 10.1 will be released at the same time. AirPrint and AirPlay, both new features in iOS 4.2, require both updates, hence the delay until they were ready.
Users have been eagerly awaiting the update to iOS, an update that delivers new features to all iOS devices. In particular, iPad users will finally get multitasking and app folders, a feature that has been available to iPhone users since the release of iOS 4 for iPhone.
On Monday, The Mac Observer reported that app updates for iOS 4.2 had begun appearing on the App Store, signalling that the release of the new OS itself could be close. Some speculation on the Internet had predicted that could be as early as today or Wednesday. According to MacStories, however, the update was awaiting Mac OS X 10.6.5, which was just certified earlier on Tuesday.