As we told you yesterday, Apple released its iOS 4.2 GM to developers. Gold Master, or GM, status means development on the software is complete and usually also means users can expect to see it sooner rather than later. While the GM brings everything Apple promised it would, there were also a few surprise tweaks in it.
Multitasking bar: The multitasking bar adds brightness and volume controls for easy access. An AirPlay button has also been added.
MobileMe settings login: The new MobileMe settings login allows you to log into your MobileMe account using your Apple ID (like the one you use for iTunes purchases). While MacRumors is hesitant to state what this change implies, they suggest it could be an indication that Apple is about to offer some of the pay-only features of MobileMe to any person with an Apple ID.
Apple has not set a specific date for the release of iOS 4.2, only promising to deliver it sometime in November.