Apple to Release iOS 4.2 Monday

Apple will be releasing iOS 4.2 on Monday, finally bringing multitasking and app folder support to the iPad. The company said the update would be available by 10 AM pacific time, although some users are claiming they were able to download and install the update well ahead of the launch deadline.

Users are also reporting that the update is actually iOS 4.2.1, which was seeded to developers only a few days ago.

iOS 4.2. Or maybe 4.2.1

iOS 4.2 also brings wireless printing support via AirPrint to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, along with AirPlay wireless video and audio streaming. Since iPad users will finally move beyond iOS 3.2, they can take advantage of app multitasking, folders for organizing apps, a unified Mail inbox, Game Center, and more.

iPad owners will be able to rent movies and TV shows, as well.

iOS 4.2 is free, and requires an iPhone 3G, 3GS or 4, a second generation or newer iPod touch, or an iPad. The update will be available via Apple’s Software Update application.