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  • Apple to Release iOS 4.3 Alongside iPad 2


    Apple announced today at their iPad event that the iPad 2 would ship with a new version of iOS, iOS 4.3. The update builds on software additions found in previous versions of iOS 4.

    Apple highlighted many new features in the upcoming software update. Safari performance will be improved enhanced using the "Nitro JavaScript engine." Apple's Scott Forstall add's that Safari's performance will be "significantly increased" using the new engine. Also included in iOS 4.3 is iTunes Home Sharing, allowing a user to stream their entire iTunes library to their iDevice via wi-fi. As expected, AirPlay will now be available for all applications, including video and audio played within Safari.

    For iPad, iOS 4.3 will allow users to choose a preference for their switch, they can use it for mute or as a rotation lock. As expected, the GSM iPhone 4 will also get the personal hotspot feature, which first appeared on the CDMA iPhone 4 in iOS 4.2.6.

    iOS 4.3 will also be available for the original iPad, iPhone 4 (GSM version), iPhone 3Gs and iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation, and will ship with the iPad 2 on March 11.


    Update: Apologies, we left the iPhone 3Gs off this list originally, it has been added to the list of compatible devices in this post.

    Source:
    Apple Event
    Engadget LiveBlog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple to Release iOS 4.3 Alongside iPad 2 started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. unlockingsky's Avatar
      unlockingsky -
      why can't apple just release the 4.3 firmware already. the 4.3 has been shipped with ipad2 already... and all the apple drama.. geez
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Quote Originally Posted by unlockingsky View Post
      why can't apple just release the 4.3 firmware already. the 4.3 has been shipped with ipad2 already... and all the apple drama.. geez
      The iPad has not shipped yet.
      Because you can't buy an iPad till March 11th.
      4.3 will be released when the iPAd is available.
      Get it?