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  • Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Beta for Devs


    On Wednesday, Apple seeded to developers the first beta of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV. As anticipated, iOS 4.3 beta for the Apple TV enables devs to tinker with AirPlay functionality with iOS apps on the Apple TV. In a nutshell, users will gain the ability to send video from apps - or websites - to the Apple TV.

    In addition to the arrival of support for Personal Hotspot to GSM iPhones (as widely rumored), iOS 4.3 delivers a new FaceTime icon as well as full-screen iAds. Perhaps one of the more welcome changes is a new setting that gives users the ability to make their iPad switch either an orientation lock or a mute button.

    The beta also serves up support for four and five finger gestures on the iPad. According to Apple’s developer page for iOS 4.3., “This beta release contains a preview of new Multi-Touch gestures for iPad. You can use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen; swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar; and swipe left or right between apps. We are providing this preview before releasing them to the public to understand how these gestures work with your apps. Test them and give us your feedback on the Apple Developer Forums.”

    Although it's clear just how many new attributes 4.3 boasts, it's just as glaringly obvious what's missing. Absent from the iOS 4.3 beta page are downloads for the apparently now-ancient iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G. All signs now point to iOS 4.2.1 being the final release for Apple’s second-gen iOS devices.

    Apple reportedly plans to publicly release iOS 4.3 in early March.

    Apple Dev Page
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Beta for Devs started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 95 Comments
    1. Dragonx151's Avatar
      Dragonx151 -
      Lookin forward to the mobile hotspot feature...NOT! Hahaha MyWi all the way plus I don't really wanna pay to tether especially since I don't do it constantly
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Hell yeah, fullscreen iAds!
      Lol, the rest sounds pretty cool.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Full screen iAds? That's worthy of being 5.0 alone, yay!
    1. fmlouder's Avatar
      fmlouder -
      Wonder what baseband it has for iPhone 4 hopefully it's easy to hack...
    1. Dragonx151's Avatar
      Dragonx151 -
      Also I bet the white iPhone 4 or maybe even i5 will come out with the release of 4.3, they say early march but knowing apple it might even b april before it hits
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      Wow, I didn't expect Apple to phase out 2nd gen devices until 5.0...
    1. ylerT's Avatar
      ylerT -
      I'm not sure if it's due to my host setup but our test phones have the same 3.10.00 baseband. The personal hotspot is on the 4.3 beta, however we are getting messages to call AT&T and activate the features.
    1. z6joker9's Avatar
      z6joker9 -
      Quote Originally Posted by staterunner180 View Post
      Wow, I didn't expect Apple to phase out 2nd gen devices until 5.0...
      With how slow they run (pretty much the same speed as 1G devices), it's a wonder they didn't phase them out with 4.0. Really it has to be because they were selling the 3G for $99 up until the release of 4.0.
    1. Dragonx151's Avatar
      Dragonx151 -
      Looks like 4.3 could also b bring camera effects to the iPhone like: Thermal Camera, X-ray, Kaleidoscope, Normal, Tunnel of Light, Collapse, Turbine, Enlarge
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Looking forward to hotspot.
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      Quote Originally Posted by ylerT View Post
      I'm not sure if it's due to my host setup but our test phones have the same 3.10.00 baseband. The personal hotspot is on the 4.3 beta, however we are getting messages to call AT&T and activate the features.
      No surprise there...
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      Quote Originally Posted by fmlouder View Post
      Wonder what baseband it has for iPhone 4 hopefully it's easy to hack...
      lol keep dreaming. The Dev Team can't crack 4.1 or 4.2's baseband so why would 4.3 be easy? Nearly 7 months into the iP4 and we've gotten one unlock for it. I'm by no means knocking the Devs, just saying Apple has upped their game considerably.
    1. Maxhasadhd's Avatar
      Maxhasadhd -
      wow:/ im not paying to be a mobile hotspot.. just make it free alredy
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      we will see how good is 4.3, its tough to decide between new features or remain on 4.1 enjoying jailbreak!!
    1. TheSlimOne's Avatar
      TheSlimOne -
      Agreed, 4.1 is good for me
    1. lilrican21's Avatar
      lilrican21 -
      hell no I hated iads now they are going to be in full screen!!! thank god I got adblock.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      It's funny because people can just delete or change the permissions of the iAd.framework.
    1. II WIZZLE II's Avatar
      II WIZZLE II -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dragonx151 View Post
      Lookin forward to the mobile hotspot feature...NOT! Hahaha MyWi all the way plus I don't really wanna pay to tether especially since I don't do it constantly
      Mywi isn't free.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by II WIZZLE II View Post
      Mywi isn't free.
      Well it is the cost of one month's tethering payment from AT&T.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      lol full screen iads