It seems like just last week that Apple unleashed iOS 4.1 on the world, (oh right, it was), but the company is already moving ahead toward iOS 4.2. Today the first beta version is available for developers to download, and unlike the last stable version of iOS, version 4.2 is available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

The iOS 4.2 update will add support for multitasking on the iPad, as well as other iOS 4.x features that iPad users have had to do without up until now. It also includes the first version of Apple’s new AirPrint technology for sending print jobs from an iOS device to a printer. There’s also support for AirPlay, which lets you stream video from a mobile device directly to an Apple TV or other Apple product over a home network.

If you have a developer account, you can download iOS 4.2 beta from Apple’s developer site.

via Gizmodo

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