The iOS 4.2 is finally out and with it comes an interesting feature that Apple users would really like. The previously subscription-based Find My iPhone feature is finally free on the latest iOS firmware.
The Find My iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad helps you locate your missing device via its GPS/3G or WiFi and you can also initiate a remote wipe to delete your data. You will then be able to locate your gadget on a map online. This feature was available before to those with a MobileMe subscription for $99 per year. With iOS 4.2 however, the service is already built-in and you only need your iTunes account to use it.
The most who will benefit the most from the release of iOS 4.2 will be the iPad users where they can enjoy Game Center, unified mailbox, Multitasking and the Folders feature without the need to jailbreak.
New features on the iOS 4.2 is the AirPrint for wireless printing and AirPlay for wireless audio and video streaming from your device to your Apple TV.
The iOS 4.2 is compatible to the iPhone (3G, 3GS, 4), iPod Touch (2G, 3G, 4G) and the iPad. However, the Find My iPhone service will only work on the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and the iPad. To update, simply connect your device to your machine and launch iTines where you will be prompted.