Waiting for iOS 4.2

Both my iPad and I are waiting with bated breath for the release of iOS 4.2.

Apple has prepared the way with the recent release of Mac OS X 10.6.5 and iTunes 10.1, but the availability of the iOS update is still uncertain.

Also uncertain is the viability of the iOS implementation of folders and “multi-tasking”. ┬áIn this arena, Apple could take a hint from the jailbreak community which allows custom icons for folders, folders within folders and the ability to select which, if any, apps you wish to have in a multi-tasking list. In contrast, Apple provides a single icon for a folder (the little mini icons painted on it notwithstanding. That doesn’t help for those of us somewhat visually challenged.), one level of folders, and every app showing up in the multi-tasking list.

My only experience with an iOS 4.x OS is my iPhone 3G which is intentionally forbidden from partaking in a number of features. But, I will update when the opportunity presents itself and enjoy it’s benefits or endure it’s shortcomings.

And, oh yes, my little iPhone 3G will come along for the ride.