I’ve got a friend of mine who is an iOS developer, and today he came by my place to rub iOS 4.2 in my face. What a jerk.
But since I had it all in front of me, I figured that I might as well give the thing a shot and see how it all worked. How is iOS 4.2? In a word, awesome. But let’s get a bit deeper.
All of the familiar trappings of the iPhone iOS 4.0 is here: folders, multitasking, all that. Right away I noticed how much easier it was to use the iPad to its full potential. I pulled up a website, did a bit of research, then double clicked the home button to pull up Pages and start writing away. It’s still not an ideal laptop replacement for many situations, but once I get it on my iPad, I’ll be able to write here from the iPad with no worries at all.
As for printing – the other popular feature that I’ve been waiting for – it’s not quite working yet. It’s there on some apps, but it’s just not working on any printer I have. My buddy told me that it’s all in the works, so we’ll go with that for now.
Otherwise, it’s just GameCenter and a few other little odds and ends. For example, each folder can hold up to 20 apps that I noticed. I couldn’t get AirPlay to work on my end either, but that may be for other reasons. It’s still super cool and I’m so glad that I got a chance to play with it. Now I just need to have it for my own.