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Apple on Thursday issued yet another iOS golden master to developers, this time dubbed iOS 4.2.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

People familiar with the latest software update said it is known as Build 8C148. Software that has reached the golden master status is typically final code that will be released to the public.

However, two golden masters of iOS 4.2 were issued to developers: the first one for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Nov. 1, and a second specifically for the iPad less than two weeks later.

Previous reports indicated that the release of iOS 4.2 was held up by issues with Wi-Fi connectivity in the first golden master. The release of numerous golden masters to developers would suggest that an issue with the software was spotted before it could be released to the public.

Some users who connected their iPhone or iPad to iTunes on Thursday were given error messages that the software update server could not be contacted. That led to some anticipation that iOS 4.2 might finally be released, though it never came to be.

Despite the numerous software updates released to developers and rumors of Wi-Fi issues, Apple has until the end of the month to meet the November launch for iOS 4.2 it promised in September. The update will mark the debut of iOS 4 on the iPad, bringing features like folders and multitasking.
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Golden Master doesn't seem to mean what it once did...

Looks like they'll be skipping a public release of 4.2 entirely, no?
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Golden Master doesn't seem to mean what it once did...

Looks like they'll be skipping a public release of 4.2 entirely, no?

Most likely. I suspect that they'll let this one go for testing and release it on the 30th. It's sometimes 2 weeks before they release the GM publicly.
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Constant improvements from Apple! Pretty cool.

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something is terribly wrong with this update, apple had plenty of time to polish it and now it has "serious" bugs??? i'm using an ipad an it's fantastic but after updating my ipod touch to 4.1 it's very difficult to go back to 3.x.x.. I just hope they fix this issue pronto and release the update..

ipad rocks!
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Most likely. I suspect that they'll let this one go for testing and release it on the 30th. It's sometimes 2 weeks before they release the GM publicly.

I can't wait for this release, the iPad will be much more attractive after this one.

Anyone know if there is support in 4.2 for an English spelling dictionary (as opposed to USA English)? It would be nice to be able to write without seeing the squiggly red lines everywhere.
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Anyone know if there is support in 4.2 for an English spelling dictionary (as opposed to USA English)? It would be nice to be able to write without seeing the squiggly red lines everywhere.

Has it been taken out in previous gold masters? Works fine in iOS3.x
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I can't wait for this release, the iPad will be much more attractive after this one.

Anyone know if there is support in 4.2 for an English spelling dictionary (as opposed to USA English)? It would be nice to be able to write without seeing the squiggly red lines everywhere.

If you enable the "English (UK)" keyboard in Settings, does it not use a UK spelling dictionary? I just tried it on my iPhone running 4.0 and typing "colour" using the US keyboard gave me a red squiggly, but using the UK keyboard it did not.
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Anyone know if there is support in 4.2 for an English spelling dictionary (as opposed to USA English)? It would be nice to be able to write without seeing the squiggly red lines everywhere.

Set the language to "British English" (That doesn't even make sense, ITS JUST "ENGLISH" DAMNIT YOU IGNORANT AMERICANS! )
But yeah.. Set the language to "British English".
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I thought it was on it's way yesterday when I got a flurry of updates in the App store on my iPad. All compatible with 4.2. \

Oddly enough I'm unable to download them. Anybody experienced this?
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Golden Master doesn't seem to mean what it once did...

Indeed. It appears now to refer to what used to be called "Release Candidate".
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Set the language to "British English" (That doesn't even make sense, ITS JUST "ENGLISH" DAMNIT YOU IGNORANT AMERICANS! )
But yeah.. Set the language to "British English".

Ugh. The sun never rises on the British empire.
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Set the language to "British English" (That doesn't even make sense, ITS JUST "ENGLISH" DAMNIT YOU IGNORANT AMERICANS! )
But yeah.. Set the language to "British English".

It's called British English so as not to confuse Americans.
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Modem firmware 3.10.01. Carrier profile 9.0. So far, and expected, nothing changed that I can see on the i4.
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Golden Master doesn't seem to mean what it once did...

Looks like they'll be skipping a public release of 4.2 entirely, no?

I am not sure about this theory. Apple can simply issue 3rd 4.2 GM.
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Golden Master doesn't seem to mean what it once did...

Be pragmatic. There's no reason for it to mean the same thing in this situation, since CDs aren't burned for distribution for products like this.
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Set the language to "British English" (That doesn't even make sense, ITS JUST "ENGLISH" DAMNIT YOU IGNORANT AMERICANS! )
But yeah.. Set the language to "British English".

Thanks for the advice, I never tried it before. Very interesting, British English gives me squiggly lines when I type 'dentist' or 'automobiles'
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Set the language to "British English" (That doesn't even make sense, ITS JUST "ENGLISH" DAMNIT YOU IGNORANT AMERICANS! )
But yeah.. Set the language to "British English".

Pretty sure the thing was designed in California, USA and not Liverpool.
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Can someone just point me to an iPad 4.2.1 URL, please? Thank you.
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Set the language to "British English" (That doesn't even make sense, ITS JUST "ENGLISH" DAMNIT YOU IGNORANT AMERICANS! )
But yeah.. Set the language to "British English".

Please moderate your tone. After all our American friends are right to differentiate their spell checking software. The question you should be askng is: when will the British come on board the 21st century and stop spelling the English language like if it was French? (colour instead of color, etc.).
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Set the language to "British English" (That doesn't even make sense, ITS JUST "ENGLISH" DAMNIT YOU IGNORANT AMERICANS! )
But yeah.. Set the language to "British English".

Well, write the OS yourself, release it as English, and be sure to add an "American" English keyboard for us ignorant bastards. Add "American" Spanish and "American" French for our neighbors, too. Please
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Someone just point me to the 4.2.1 URL, please.

That is the url if you're not a developer. Just click on download links and you'll see what's available for your device. iPad 4.2.1 and iPhone 4.2.1 are still uploading.
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Has it been taken out in previous gold masters? Works fine in iOS3.x

I don't have access to the gold masters, thus my question. The iPad currently has British keyboards, but no English dictionaries. Just 'Murican'.

So when you are writing, you not only get squigglies under a bunch of words, the auto-correct tries to 'correct' them all the time which is very annoying.
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Pretty sure the thing was designed in California, USA and not Liverpool.

Always found Apple's products to be quite smashing. Ripping, what? Was pondering this while smoking a fag, and awaiting at the tube. But then I remembered I left my iPad in the boot of my auto; put it there while getting some petrol. Had just enough time to check it before I had to speed off to shag my wife.
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Please moderate your tone. After all our American friends are right to differentiate their spell checking software. The question you should be askng is: when will the British come on board the 21st century and stop spelling the English language like if it was French? (colour instead of color, etc.).

You only speak English because of the English.
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That is the url if you're not a developer. Just click on download links and you'll see what's available for your device. iPad 4.2.1 and iPhone 4.2.1 are still uploading.

You're the man.
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something is terribly wrong with this update, apple had plenty of time to polish it and now it has "serious" bugs??? i'm using an ipad an it's fantastic but after updating my ipod touch to 4.1 it's very difficult to go back to 3.x.x.. I just hope they fix this issue pronto and release the update..

ipad rocks!

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Well, write the OS yourself, release it as English, and be sure to add an "American" English keyboard for us ignorant bastards. Add "American" Spanish and "American" French for our neighbors, too. Please

I understand American Spanish, but who in the world speaks "American French"?

As for the wording, British English is "English," so it's definitely not insulting to refer to English as "English" and American as "US English." The US version is after all a variant that came much later, almost like a dialect of the original language.

It's the same situation as "Canadian French." It's a later variant (and quite different in spelling and pronunciation), than the original, thus the name. At the same time, you don't expect the French to rename their language "French French." That would be offensive. So saying that English folks should start referring to their language as "British English" is actually a reasonably insulting thing to do.

However, practically speaking, "US English" and "UK English" are generally non-offensive and totally sensible terms and people don't get upset by their use.

The main offence is really caused when people (Americans) just assume that everyone prefers the American variant (they actually don't, most English speakers around the world use original English spellings). I personally was also a little offended, (and I know others were too), by the world-wide release of a device for writing (the iPad), that didn't contain a simple English dictionary.

Since that's apparently being fixed with 4.2.1 though maybe we should all just chill and forget about it.
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As much as I'd like 4.2, I want Xcode 4 more. Any news on that front?
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As much as I'd like 4.2, I want Xcode 4 more. Any news on that front?

They did that bid on November 12th.
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They did that bid on November 12th.

... What?
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You only speak English because of the English.

This assertion would be more compelling with the word "only" relocated two words to the right.
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The main offence is really caused when people (Americans) just assume that everyone prefers the American variant (they actually don't, most English speakers around the world use original English spellings). I personally was also a little offended, (and I know others were too), by the world-wide release of a device for writing (the iPad), that didn't contain a simple English dictionary. )

you don't need to wait for iOS 4.2, half way through this thread is the solution for the current iPad OS

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....readID=2455605

Here's what they said

1. Go to Settings
2. Go to Keyboards
3. Select International Keyboards
4. Select 'Add new Keyboard'
5. Select 'English (UK)
6. Go back to Keyboards and Select EDIT (top right hand corner)
(you should have 2 keyboards showing now and the bottom one will be English (UK)
7. Drag that one (English (UK)) to the top - first selection
8. Go back to General
9. Select International
(made certain that Language reads ENGLISH and check that Keyboards has 2 registered and that English (UK) is still the first selection.
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This assertion would be more compelling with the word "only" relocated two words to the right.

Loving the grammatical gymnastics on AI! Apple seem to lead the way on the Appalling Grammar League tables though. To hell with the software, let's get the grammar sorted eh? Is there a 'Yonge & Eglinton, Toronto English' setting btw?
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I understand American Spanish, but who in the world speaks "American French"?

As for the wording, British English is "English," so it's definitely not insulting to refer to English as "English" and American as "US English." The US version is after all a variant that came much later, almost like a dialect of the original language.

It's the same situation as "Canadian French." It's a later variant (and quite different in spelling and pronunciation), than the original, thus the name. At the same time, you don't expect the French to rename their language "French French." That would be offensive. So saying that English folks should start referring to their language as "British English" is actually a reasonably insulting thing to do.

However, practically speaking, "US English" and "UK English" are generally non-offensive and totally sensible terms and people don't get upset by their use.

The main offence is really caused when people (Americans) just assume that everyone prefers the American variant (they actually don't, most English speakers around the world use original English spellings). I personally was also a little offended, (and I know others were too), by the world-wide release of a device for writing (the iPad), that didn't contain a simple English dictionary.

Since that's apparently being fixed with 4.2.1 though maybe we should all just chill and forget about it.

Actually, the main offense is speakers of British English assuming that their dialect is the Mother Tongue and everything else is merely a derivation. If that's the case, then we'd all better apologize to the Germans, since English is derived from their root language, according to linguists.

But perhaps you're the more cunning linguist.
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So,

Is the wireless issue on the iPad's FIXED ??
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Wow. My comment made the whole thread go waaaay off topic I see \

What I meant by my comment was not to insult anyone but simply to point out that "British English" is a double positive, and that "English" being used to refer to the US variant of English is somewhat incorrect and that the system used in iOS 3.x (which used "English (UK)" and "English (US)") was, in my opinion, more politically correct as UK English came before US English.
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It's called Brisith English so as not to confuse Americans.

We in America spell "Brisith" differently. I didn't realize that this was due to confusion.
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