Apple continues to release a trickle of information as it builds up to release iOS 4.2, the latest version of its mobile operating system, in the coming days.
The iPad could be the biggest benefactor of the upgrade, as iOS 4.2 offers enhanced enterprise support making it likely to become even more popular with business users.
Companies will be able to take advantage of stronger security features, new management capabilities and improved enterprise integration, Apple claimed. Other key improvements include multitasking and the ability to organise applications into folders.
IPad users will also be able to see messages from all accounts in a unified inbox, organise messages by threads and open attachments in third-party apps.
Browsing will be improved as users will be able to search and highlight specific words and phrases on web pages within Safari.
The AirPrint feature allows files to be sent directly to a printer on a wireless network, but Apple has reportedly removed AirPrint support for Mac and PCs. At present it looks like users will be able to print only from certain HP devices equipped with the latest firmware.
AirPlay, meanwhile, lets iPad users wirelessly stream videos, music and photos to the new Apple TV, and stream music to AirPlay speakers or receivers including AirPort Express, Apple said.
Accessibility enhancements include the ability to control the VoiceOver app using a wireless keyboard. Users will also be able to output in Braille to over 30 supported wireless Bluetooth Braille displays in more than 25 languages.
"IOS 4 is the world's most advanced mobile operating system. And soon iPad owners will get to enjoy its 100+ new features and innovations, including multitasking, folders, printing and more," said Apple.
V3.co.uk contacted Apple to establish a release date and confirm whether AirPrint will have PC and Mac support, but the firm had not responded at the time of writing.
Apple released iOS 4.2 to developers on 2 November, and it is believed that the software will be rolled out to all users on 12 November.
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