March 10, 2011

iOS 4.3 out now via iTunes

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A lot of people are anxiously waiting for the 11th of March as Apple rolls out the iPad 2 to stores. Before the iPad 2 frenzy starts Apple has officially release the iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad or iPad touch (certain models anyway). The much awaited mobile hotspot functionality for iPhones (I still don’t understand why it’s not made available for the iPad), new Airplay features, new and improved version of Safari, and a number of minor improvements.
iOS 4.3 available via iTunes

iOS 4.3 available via iTunes

I haven’t had time to personally test out all the features yet so do feel free to leave your own first impressions or comments below. Here’s a complete list of what iOS 4.3 offers
  • Personal Hotspot*
    Share iPhone 4 cellular data connection with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)
  • iTunes Home Sharing
    Play music, movies and TV shows from a shared iTunes library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)
  • New AirPlay features**
    Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps and websites on Apple TV
    Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using transitions available on Apple TV
  • Faster Safari performance with Apple Nitro JavaScript engine
  • HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter***
    View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps on an HDMI display
  • Ping features
    Push notifications for comments and follow requests
    Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing screen
    Parental controls
  • New Settings
    Messages setting for number of times to repeat an alert
    iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute audio notifications and sound effects
    Single tap conference call dialing with a pause to send a passcode
  • Bug fixes
*Requires iPhone 4 with tethering data plan
**Requires Apple TV (2nd generation) running software version 4.2 or later
***iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation) 

For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

via Engadget

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