iOS 4.1 Launch Set for Sept 8

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled iOS 4.1 during the company’s iPod and music-related media event on September 1, and it looks like his nebulous “available next week” release window will actually be Wednesday, September 8. The news comes from Apple’s own U.K. Web site, although the U.S. site still says the update is “coming soon.”

Get ready for a Wednesday update

iOS 4.1 will bring iTunes TV show rentals, HDR photography, Game Center support, fixes for several bugs including the proximity sensor issue that causes accidental call disconnects, and more to the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch.

The iOS 4.1 update will be available as a free download. iOS 4.2 will be available in November and bring the iPad up to speed with the iPhone and iPod touch OS feature set and will also include wireless printing support.

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