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Apple Release iOS 4.3 Update for iPad, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4


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Apple have just released their iOS 4.3 update, a few days before the launch of the iPad 2.

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The update for the iPhone 4 is a little under 700MB. And don’t forget you will need to have iTunes 10.2.1 installed before you can do the updates.

iOS 4.3 Software Update

This update contains new features and improvements, including the following:

• Personal Hotspot*
– Share iPhone 4 mobile data connection with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)
• iTunes Home Sharing
– Play music, films 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 dialling with a pause to send a passcode
• Bug fixes

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4 (GSM model)
• iPhone 3GS
• iPad
• iPod touch (4th generation)
• iPod touch (3rd generation)

*Requires iPhone 4 with tethering data plan
**Requires Apple TV (2nd generation) running software
version 4.2 or later
***iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation)

For information on the security content of this update, please visit:

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


  1. Be careful. Be very careful.

    I use my 4th gen iPod Touch to control my WHS-based mControl home automation devices.

    After today’s 4.3 update, Safari just clocks and clocks and clocks…

    Something is rotten in the state of 4.3.

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