Apple Seeds iOS 4.2 Beta, Mac OS X 10.6.5 to Developers

Apple seeded a beta version of iOS 4.2 to developers Wednesday. Developers who had received the new build told The Mac Observer that the beta release includes the printing features touted by Apple in an announcement released earlier on Wendesday, and that it requires a beta version of Mac OS X 10.6.5, which was also released in beta to developers, to test those printing features.

Apple announced iOS 4.2 during a media event on September 1st, and CEO Steve Jobs said it would be released in November. The update will bring multitasking, app folders, and other improvements in iOS 4 to the iPad, and it will also introduce AirPrint to both iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Today’s beta release to developers doesn’t change any of that, but it is an important step in the development process.