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Apple previews iOS 4.3, announces March 11th release

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, March 2, 2011
News Categories: Apple, iPad, iPhone

During today’s Media Event, Apple’s Scott Forstall provided a preview of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The new iOS update is expected to improve Safari performance using the Nitro engine for twice the speed and as expected will include improved support for AirPlay video and audio from third-party apps, the ability to customize the iPad switch for mute or orientation lock and support for the new Personal Hotspot feature first debuted on the Verizon iPhone 4. iOS 4.3 will also include support for iTunes Home Sharing, allowing users to wirelessly stream content to an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch from their iTunes library. The iPad 2 will ship with iOS 4.3 which also provides support for FaceTime on the iPad and new software for the iPad 2 cameras. iOS 4.3 is scheduled to be released on March 11 and will support the iPhone 3GS and GSM iPhone 4, first-generation iPad and third- and fourth-generation iPod touch. Notably, support for the Verizon iPhone will not be included in the initial iOS 4.3 release; it is unclear whether a later update will be released separately for the Verizon iPhone 4.

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Personally, the one thing that has me super-happy about iOS 4.3 is the personal hotspot functino…FINALLY!

I’ll be able to use my iPad on the bus instead of my iPad for up-to-date news instead of caching before I leave the house (and then reading off-line whilst travelling).

I wonder if this will also mean the ability to download larger apps outside of a dedicated wifi network (or will it be strangled like the iPhone at 20MB)?

Posted by handsomedan on March 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM (PDT)

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