iOS 4.2 Could Be Delayed Up To Two Weeks By GM WiFi Bug

iOS 4.2 Could Be Delayed Up To Two Weeks By GM WiFi Bug

I hope you didn’t jump out of bed at the crack of dawn today, throw open the curtains, crack open a few eggs in the frying pan, connect your iPad to iTunes and then sit down to spend the next few hours to continuously hammer the “Check for Update” button, because we’ve got some bad news for you: it doesn’t look like iOS 4.2 is going to drop today.

According to reports, a significant bug has been discovered in the iOS 4.2 GM that has prompted Apple to delay the final release. The bug involves WiFi and causes the connection with the local network to drop every few minutes on both the iPad and iPhone 4.

MacStories is saying that this bug will end up delaying iOS 4.2 for as long as two weeks while Apple finds a fix and then tests the new version, but 9to5Mac doesn’t think it will take that long: they’re pegging Tuesday, November 16th as the new iOS 4.2 launch date.

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