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Apple Releases iOS 4.3; Includes Faster Safari, Personal Hotspot, AirPlay Enhancements, iTunes Home Sharing & More

March 9th, 2011 03:58 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

iOS 4.3

As rumored, Apple has just released iOS 4.3.

Apple had given a preview of iOS 4.3 at last week’s iPad 2 media event and announced that it will be released on Friday, March 11th. iOS 4.3 includes a number of new features and improvements such as faster Safari mobile browser performance, iTunes home sharing, AirPlay enhancements, toggle for iPad’s side switch and personal hotspot for iPhone 4 users.

According to the release notes iOS 4.3 includes the following new features and improvements:

* Personal Hotspot

- Share iPhone 4 cellular data 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

iOS 4.3 is compatible with GSM iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPod Touch 3rd generation, iPad and iPad 2.

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.

iPhone jailbreakers and unlockers have been advised to upgrade to iOS 4.3 until iPhone Dev team, Chronic Dev Team and iHh8sn0w release the updated jailbreaking tools for iOS 4.3.

You can checkout the major new features in iOS 4.3 that were previewed at the media event and also our detailed walkthrough of iOS 4.3 features.

But if you don’t care about jailbreaking or unlocking your iPhone then you can update your iPhone with iOS 4.3 via iTunes.

As always, let us know how it goes.

Source: Apple Releases iOS 4.3; Includes Faster Safari, Personal Hotspot, AirPlay Enhancements, iTunes Home Sharing & More

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