Maybe today isn’t the day after all.
Developers working off the iOS 4.2 gold master have discovered a serious flaw in the code running Wi-Fi that could delay the delivery of iPadâs upgraded operating system, according to industry blog MacStories.com.
After announcing Apple would release the iOS on Friday at 10AM PST, MacStories now reports that iPad’s running iOS 4.2 are having trouble staying connected to the Internet through the tablet’s Wi-Fi software.
“This seems to be the most common problem among users, although some can’t simply use Safari at all. The bug has been reported to Apple, and they apparently decided to delay the release of iOS 4.2 to fix the bug," the source told MacStories.
Engineers at Apple planned to push out the much anticipated iOS last Tuesday, but a bug was found that did not display Japanese characters properly on the device and forced the company to fix it, according to an inside source at the AT&T.
The source also said:
"AT&T staff is required to thoroughly test all Apple mobile devices that are intended to use their networks and test them in their intended environments that include using Macs with versions Apple deems necessary to properly fulfil new test products."
When it is delivered the upgraded operating system will add a series of computer-like features such as folders to help sort information, multitasking, and printing option, as well as hundreds of new features that suggest the iPad is evolving into a more multi-dimensional device.
Apple released the final version of iPad iOS 4.2 to developers two weeks ago and have promised to make the update available to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users sometime in November.