updated 05:10 am EST, Fri November 12, 2010
Release before Thanksgiving still expected
According to a “reliable” Macstories source, iOS 4.2 has been delayed due to a Wi-Fi bug that has only just recently been discovered. A number of iPad users testing the Gold Master build have reported connection drop out issues as shown in the video included below. Several discussion threads on the MacRumors forum, Twitter, and the official Apple discussion boards have both developers and other users discussing the problem.
Essentially, even when users are able to establish a connection to a local network, the connection will drop out after a few minutes of use. Others are not even able to use the Safari browser in addition to the Wi-Fi issue. Apple is said to be aware of the problems is working hard to resolve them.
According to the rumors, Apple may post a new Gold Master build within the next day that addresses the glitches. For iPad users in particular, the long anticipated wait for the software update will not end until next Tuesday at the earliest. However, iOS 4.2 is still expected to made available before the end of the month.
The news follows the omission of AirPrint from the Mac OS X 10.6.5 and rumors that the feature may have been also dropped from iOS 4.2 as well. [via macstories]