Apple iOS 4.2 update next week?

The mobile world almost went into meltdown at the start of the week, as the alarm in Apple's iphone failed to deal with the clocks going back over the weekend. But there is some good news - the issue has outed the date of the iOS 4.2 upgrade.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Apple has issued a statement about the alarm problems, saying: 'We're aware of an issue related to daylight-saving time and repeating alarms and will deliver a fix with the iOS 4.2 software update this month. We suggest customers set non-repeating alarms for now, and reset after November 7 to resolve the issue.'

So this month it is, with the newspaper claiming that it is 'widely expected to be released next week', with that November 7th date prominent. Which is good news for heavy sleepers and especially iPad owners.

We did preview the update for iPad some time back, with the new version offering up a host of new features for Apple's tablet, including multitasking, improved switching between apps, permanent controls on-screen, folders, Apple's Game Center and a unified inbox. It's more iPhone 4-like on the face of it. There was also talk of AirPrint for wireless printing, be interesting to see if that lands on both devices.

As for iPhone owners? Well, just some ironing out of bugs we're afraid, with that alarm one being the headline act. Here's hoping it offers a little more when it finally does land.

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