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Apple TV Software 4.3 Beta fixes numbering, keyboards

New changes found in the Apple TV Software 4.3 beta suggest Apple is finally synchronizing the device’s Software and iOS Build numbers, while also tweaking the design of its on-screen keyboards. In the new beta, both the Apple TV Software and iOS Build Versions are listed as 4.3; previously, these two numbers were not the same, leading to confusion as to whether the update should be referred to by its Software or iOS Build version number. In addition, the beta of Software 4.3 features a new on-screen keyboard design, dividing the prior options into three six-by-seven grids—one for lower case letters and numbers, one for upper case letters and numbers, and one for symbols—and users can toggle between the new keyboards using the remote’s play/pause button. The new design should cut down on the number of button presses required to enter information on the device. Apple released the first beta version of Apple TV Software 4.3 to paid developers yesterday; it is unknown when the software and the companion iOS 4.3 update for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch will be released.

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1

Does iOS 4.3 beta for iPhone/iPad enable Airplay video for 3rd party apps?

Posted by Chris on January 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM (PDT)

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Dangit, your headline got me thinking they would finally “fix” their decision to violate the alphanumeric ordering clusterfark they introduced all those years ago, then I read the article, DOH wink

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on January 13, 2011 at 3:50 PM (PDT)

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