Brief Video Preview of iOS 4.2 for iPad: Multitasking, Unified Inbox, and More


AppAdvice posts a brief video preview of the first beta version of iOS 4.2 for iPad, which was released just a few hours ago. The primary feature shown off in the walkthrough is multitasking, which allows users to easily jump back and forth between applications. Also featured are the universal inbox for email and a brief view of the launch screen for Apple's Game Center service.

According to some notes accompanying the video, the iPad allows for users to view seven application in the multitasking tray in landscape mode and six apps in portrait mode. In addition, AirPlay can be activated directly from the Photos application, allowing users to stream their content to the forthcoming Apple TV revision.

Apple's new AirPrint service, which currently requires interfacing with a Mac running the latest Mac OS X 10.6.5 beta, is not addressed in the walkthrough.

Update: Engadget has also posted a video preview of iOS 4.2 on the iPad, focusing on multitasking.


Update 2: iLounge has posted an extensive series of screenshots showing some of the changes in iOS 4.2 for iPad.