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Apple has released the hotly anticipated final version of iOS 4.2.  Just to confuse matters, the latest version of iOS for iPhone 4 / 3GS /3G and iPod touches is 4.2.1 whilst the iPad gets version 4.2.  This new version of iOS brings a number of new features as well as improving upon, and fixing issues within previous iOS releases.  Some of those new features include: AirPrint & AirPlay; and more specifically the iPad finally catches up by getting multi-tasking, folders and access to the game centre.

As always, if you rely upon a jailbreak in order to unlock your device or enjoy jailbroken features, it’s highly recommend you wait for news of how you can preserve your jailbreak and that you avoid the update at this time.

If you’re ready to update to iOS 4.2.1 / 4.2 then simply hook up your device to your computer, launch iTunes 10.1 and follow the on screen prompts.

iOS 4.1.2 download and install prompt for iPhone 4

If you’re looking to download the iOS without using iTunes as your download agent, for whatever reason, these are direct download links for iOS 4.2.1 on Apple’s servers

You’re going to need iTunes 10.1 for Windows or Mac too so grab that here


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