iOS 4.2 Delayed Due to Serious Wi-Fi Problem? November 16th is the new Release Date
It seems that the Apple iOS 4.2 release which was scheduled for today, has once again been postponed. Originally, the iOS 4.2 from Apple was scheduled for 5 November, then there have been reports about the release of the new Apple Mac OS X 10.6.5 and iTunes 10.1 on November 10, and iOS 4.2 today, on Nov. 12.
As you know Mac OS X 10.6.5 came out in time and there is no issue with it, but the iTunes 10.1 has not yet been released by Apple to general public and as you all know new Apple iTunes 10.1 is a requirement a the new iOS 4.2 firmware.
According to some very creditable sources there is a serious Wi-Fi issue within the new Apple iOS 4.2 and that is why Apple might be delaying the release of iOS 4.2 until November 16th.
Things like this happen all the time but this last-minute issue is very serious and I rather wait for couple more days until everything is fixed by Apple instead of installing new firmware and then seeing another minor update from Apple…
Wifi issues came up with the GM build Apple released on November 1st. From what we’re hearing, Apple may release a second GM build as early as tomorrow to deal with WiFi issues. This will delay the release for at least a week while it is tested, but may not get public release until the following week as it appears Apple will be testing it vigorously. iOS 4.2 should, however, come out before Thanksgiving.
Well there you go people, nothing will be coming out today from Apple so keep checking this site and I will do my best to keep you all posted on new releases from Apple and also the new iOS 4.2 Jailbreak solution.
By the way, Cydia has been updated and it’s ready for the new iOS 4.2 Firmware. You can see this article with the Cydia update