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  • iOS 4.3 Beta Reveals Revised, Upgraded Hardware and new MobileMe Feature


    As usual, developers have gone digging into the latest beta release, iOS4.3 and have discovered some pretty interesting add-ons and new hardware that should be coming in the next few months.

    First, unreleased devices are being referenced in the new firmware, including several new iphones: a possibly revised iPhone 4 (iPhone 3,3, the AT&T iPhone 4 is referenced as iPhone3,1 and the the Verizon iPhone is iPhone 3,2) and a more significant hardware upgrade (iPhone4,1 and 4,2). The firmware also references a new set of iPads (iPad 2,1 through 2,3) which I'm sure comes as a shock to everyone, however the multiple versions referenced could be more proof that the iPad 2 will come to multiple carriers.

    Also discovered in the beta firmware is an unreleased MobileMe service, currently called "Find My Friends", which could be a service to rival other popular location-based social networking services such as Loopt or Google Lattitude.

    Along with these discoveries, iOS 4.3 provides many new features, including in-app AirPlay, multi-touch gestures for the iPad, and the mobile hotspot feature, first announced on the Verizon iPhone 4.

    The iOS 4.3 software update will be available for the iPad, iPhone 4 and 3GS, and the iPod Touch 4th and 3rd Generation, it seems unlikely, with the referencing of the new, upgraded hardware, that any older device will receive the 4.3 upgrade.

    Sources:
    Engadget
    MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 4.3 Beta Reveals Revised, Upgraded Hardware and new MobileMe Feature started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 59 Comments
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Nice cant wait for the final release to see what Apple has to offer.
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      I hope they come up with a unthetherd jB soon, I think @comex said so? HMM?
    1. Striknine's Avatar
      Striknine -
      I wouldn't want my friends to know where I'm at all the time. Apple could have added a better feature like "find my jailbreak".
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Maybe they will add gowalla and four square syncing
    1. Christian Bale's Avatar
      Christian Bale -
      Thank god all the girls I date don't have iPhones.
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      Omg, i want a 4.2.1 jb i dont care about >4.2.1
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      Hmmm..... Should I tell the wife to upgrade???
    1. stlcaddie's Avatar
      stlcaddie -
      C Bale ^ Niiiice, that could and would turn out ugly.
    1. ehren88888's Avatar
      ehren88888 -
      Will this update help my Apple Component cables not give me the message "This accessory is not compatible" message.
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Maybe they will add gowalla and four square syncing
      I was thinking the same thing, that would be awesome !!!
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Ok I'm getting really upset - why the heck has Apple not addressed the most obvious 2 updates that the iDevices need:

      1. A PSP type saved game feature where saves can be backed up and restored via iTunes - like Chronus but official
      2. A free turn by turn Google maps app like the Androids have. I love my phone, but when I have a buddy in the car that owns an Android, he/she is the one giving the directions.

      tim
    1. carbeto's Avatar
      carbeto -
      All I want right now its an app that heal me for my toothache! something like the ones to sleep well.
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      Hrmmm guess this is going to mean. No more Geo exploit for the new devices. For those of you that dont have one right now. U better go get one before they drop the latest batch with the firmware.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      Ok I'm getting really upset - why the heck has Apple not addressed the most obvious 2 updates that the iDevices need:

      1. A PSP type saved game feature where saves can be backed up and restored via iTunes - like Chronus but official
      2. A free turn by turn Google maps app like the Androids have. I love my phone, but when I have a buddy in the car that owns an Android, he/she is the one giving the directions.

      tim
      Umm, games and their data (saved info) are backed up in itunes.
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      This is like the 5th variation of basically the same "news" that MMi has posted in the last 24. Bet there will be another one up in a few minutes detailing the iPad camera and same resolution display also revealed (or hinted at) in 4.3.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Wonder if we will see a 4.2.1 jb or if we will just wait till 4.3 is released. Can't wait to see the new products come down the pipeline and the features they will have. Definitely want google maps with turn by turn navigation speech.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      Umm, games and their data (saved info) are backed up in itunes.
      Not if you remove the game from your phone to make up space for something else.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Then you need my "soon to be featured on lifehacker" video! How to restore as "new", and keep your appstore app data/saved games
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ehren88888 View Post
      Will this update help my Apple Component cables not give me the message "This accessory is not compatible" message.
      if your jailbroken, try resupported4 ? it might fix this
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      I'm also wanting the free gps app like android has. Even though I have Navigon, and it's GREAT! I would much rather have it be standard than have to pay for it.