As noted by Macrumors.com Apple today pushed out the first beta of iOS 4.2 to the developers. iOS 4.2 will be released to the public in November with announced features such as AirPrint (wireless printing), AirPlay (wireless media streaming), as well as Multitasking and Folder support for the iPad.
In addition, MacRumors posted the following screenshot which illustrates that screen orientation locking on the iPad is now accomplished within the multitasking tray instead of the dedicated switch on the side of the device (which defaults to mute the iPad with iOS 4.2).
What we found most interesting about this screenshot, however, is the inclusion of what seems to be a system wide, easy to access, brightness control on the left side of the multitasking tray. This feature will be much appreciated by many users who use the iPad under changing light conditions such as reading a book before going to bed and reading the news in the morning.
If you can’t wait until november to quickly change the brightness on your iPad and enjoy all the other great features of iOS 4.2, you can register as an iOS developer now or wait until iOS 4.2 hits the torrents.