In a way it's odd and unusual that technology companies, that usually want you to buy the very latest version of the thing you only bought a year ago, are so willing these days to make it easy for you to update your device. Now Apple has released the latest version of their iOS operating system for both the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
I say it's unusual though you have to take into account here that neither of these products are cheap, but neither will be the development for the operating system.
The update is being distributed via iTunes with users being alerted that it is available. It fixes very little by the way of bugs but does add some interesting new features including the new game centre for multi-player gaming, the abaility to take HDR pictures, rent TV shows from the iTunes store and work with HD video on YouTube.
The update is available for the iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4 and for the 3rd and 4th generation iPod Touch.
Version 4.2 of iOS is expected to be launched in November.
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