iOS 4.3 Release Date – March 11th; Includes Faster Safari Performance, iTunes Home Sharing, AirPlay Enhancements, Personal Hotspot & More
Here are more details about the new features:
iTunes Home Sharing:
Allows iOS 4.3 users to play music, movies and TV shows on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch from their iTunes library on a Mac or PC over a local Wi-Fi network. This feature was previously available only on the Mac and Windows PC.
AirPlay which was first introduced in iOS 4.2, allowed iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to wirelessly stream digital content to Apple TV 2G. However, the AirPlay option was available only in some pre-installed apps such as iPod/Video app and YouTube. iOS 4.3 will allow users to stream digital content from third party apps and websites and also videos and photos from the Photos app.
Personal Hotspot feature will allow users to share an iPhone 4 cellular data connection with up to five devices in a combination of up to three Wi-Fi, three Bluetooth and one USB device. However, carriers need to support the feature. Weâ€™ve heard that AT&T is already allowing the feature for iOS 4.3 beta users.
This feature is already available to Verizon iPhone users.
Unfortunately, iOS 4.3 will not available for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2nd generation, which means that iOS 4.2.1 is the last iOS software update for these devices. Surprisingly, iOS 4.3 is also not compatible with the Verizon iPhone.
Apple announced during todayâ€™s media event that iOS 4.3 will be released on March 11th.
These are just some of the new features in iOS 4.3. Most of the features were already known to us except for iTunes Home sharing and faster Safari performance.Â You can checkout our detailed walkthrough of iOS 4.3 features to find out about the features in iOS 4.3 that Apple didn’t mention.
Are you looking forward to the iOS 4.3 software update? Which one is your favorite feature? Let us know in the comments below.
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