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Apple on Thursday released to developers the Golden Master build of iOS 4.3, its forthcoming operating system update, just over a week ahead of its scheduled March 11 release.

The download is available to developers through Apple's official iOS developer portal. People familiar with the software say it is known as build 8F190.

Typically a gold master issued to developers is identical to the version that eventually becomes the final release, though two Golden Masters of iOS 4.2 were released after the first was found to have issues.

Apple announced the mobile operating system software update's March 11 released date on Wednesday, and also showed off new, previously unannounced features. Among them is improved JavaScript performance, which is now said to be two times faster thanks to the Nitro engine taken from Mac OS X.

Improved iTunes Home Sharing will also allow users to access all of their content directly over Wi-Fi. And enhancements to AirPlay will allow applications and websites to stream over Wi-Fi to the Apple TV set top box. Sharing of photos over AirPlay can also use the built-in slide show options of iOS.

The new Personal Hotspot feature in iOS 4.3 lets users share their 3G data connection over Wi-Fi. Personal Hotspot will work with supporting carriers and monthly data plans on the iPhone 4.

iOS 4.3 also adds the ability to change the purpose of the hardware switch on the right side of the iPad and iPad 2. Users can choose to have the switch mute audio from the device, or have it serve as an orientation lock, as it originally did when the iPad first shipped last year.

The iOS 4.3 update is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, first-generation iPad, iPad 2, and the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch. iTunes 10.2 has already been publicly released, adding compatibility with devices that are running iOS 4.3
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Yay! Time to download.
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Someone let me know if it disables the 4 and 5 finger multitouch gestures. Hopefully they've remained--albeit in developer's access only.
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Yep, installing now. Waiting on the Apple TV update.
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Yep, installing now. Waiting on the Apple TV update.

This is what I am most interested in. Please let us know what new things can be done with airplay.
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. Among them is improved JavaScript performance, which is now said to be two times faster thanks to the Nitro engine taken from Mac OS X.

I haven't tried the GM yet since I'm really busy with a project, but I can report that the current version of Safari 5.03 on Mac OS X has some major issues with svg files that contain text transforms in <tspans>. The text renders all screwed up, wrong glyph characters and is truncated. Surprisingly it works perfectly on an iPhone with 4.2 and every other browser on Mac and PC (with Adobe svg plugin for IE).

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Someone let me know if it disables the 4 and 5 finger multitouch gestures. Hopefully they've remained--albeit in developer's access only.

It was announced by Apple that it would not reach final build. it was just a test in the beta builds. We'll know for sure once all iOS devices get it installed today.
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I can confirm that AirPlay is working with video across the web.
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iOS 4.3 also adds the ability to change the purpose of the hardware switch on the right side of the iPad and iPad 2. Users can choose to have the switch mute audio from the device, or have it serve as an orientation lock, as it originally did when the iPad first shipped last year.

I'm really pleased they have done that. I'd have been happier with it being a mute switch if it actually muted everything - I still don't get why it mutes some things but not others!

I'll be happy to have it back as a rotation lock.
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I'm really pleased they have done that. I'd have been happier with it being a mute switch if it actually muted everything - I still don't get why it mutes some things but not others!.

It mutes things that push like IM, email, phone (iphone), notifications that would be a disturbance in a meeting for example, but let you hear things that are intentionally selected like music.

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I haven't tried the GM yet since I'm really busy with a project, but I can report that the current version of Safari 5.03 on Mac OS X has some major issues with svg files that contain text transforms in <tspans>. The text renders all screwed up, wrong glyph characters and is truncated. Surprisingly it works perfectly on an iPhone with 4.2 and every other browser on Mac and PC (with Adobe svg plugin for IE).

Can we get a link so I can try it? I don't doubt you, so I am curious.
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Can we get a link so I can try it? I don't doubt you, so I am curious.

sent PM to you

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Build 8F190.
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I'm still very curious about the tethering function, and how it will work. Will the setting simply be disabled if you do not have an approved tethering plan from the carrier?

And our friends at AT&T have been less than helpful. There is no information on their web site on how to add a tethering plan to an existing unlimited iPhone data plan. Presumably one must downgrade.

Perhaps a developer with an unlimited plan can load the GM and let us know if the preference is unavailable?
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mstone, can you please pm me the link for iphone 4 4.3 GM also?

thanks
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mstone, can you please pm me the link for iphone 4 4.3 GM also?

thanks

It wasn't a link to the GM, it was link to test a website that doesn't work with Safari 5.03 on OS X.
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oh well, it was worth a try though

thanks anyway
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Originally Posted by Smiles77 View Post

Someone let me know if it disables the 4 and 5 finger multitouch gestures. Hopefully they've remained--albeit in developer's access only.

They're still present...
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I haven't tried the GM yet since I'm really busy with a project, but I can report that the current version of Safari 5.03 on Mac OS X has some major issues with svg files that contain text transforms in <tspans>. The text renders all screwed up, wrong glyph characters and is truncated. Surprisingly it works perfectly on an iPhone with 4.2 and every other browser on Mac and PC (with Adobe svg plugin for IE).

I never tried with the 4.2.1 mobile safari, but the link you sent me works fine in 4.3. mobile safari and yes it fails on 5.03 Safari. Looks good on Chrome though.

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They're still present...

It must be an iPad thing, doesn't work on my i4.
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Originally Posted by Smiles77 View Post

Someone let me know if it disables the 4 and 5 finger multitouch gestures. Hopefully they've remained--albeit in developer's access only.

They're still there!

Settings > General > Multitasking Gestures > ON/OFF

If they were on in a beta build, they're still on for you in the GM.

However, I saw in another forum post that Multitasking Gestures were only enabled (even though it's an option anyway) if your iPad was a designated developer iPad.

So I'm not sure if they are there for everyone, or just people whose UUIDs were registered with the developer program and/or containing a development profile through Xcode.

Either way, I'm happy! Have got very used to full hand close pinching an app to return home, and four fingered flicking the app menu bar up.
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I'm still very curious about the tethering function, and how it will work. Will the setting simply be disabled if you do not have an approved tethering plan from the carrier?

Correct

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And our friends at AT&T have been less than helpful. There is no information on their web site on how to add a tethering plan to an existing unlimited iPhone data plan. Presumably one must downgrade.?

At&t does not allow for the ability to have tethering with an unlimited data plan period. You have to either have the 2 or 4 gig data plan before they will sell you a tethering plan.
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It must be an iPad thing, doesn't work on my i4.

Nor should it.
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At&t does not allow for the ability to have tethering with an unlimited data plan period. You have to either have the 2 or 4 gig data plan before they will sell you a tethering plan.

Guess I'm something of the heretic here, but I understand why that is. But it also seems like there is an opportunity for a simple technological solution: data flowing though the tether option is merely capped at some limit. Or once that limit is exceeded via the tether, there is a charge in that billing cycle. Simple, effective and ultimately makes AT&T some extra dough.
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The gestures are only there if your device is set as a dev test device. You can do this through Xcode tools if you are a developer.
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Wow this is one good update, Safari is very fast on the iPad, and home sharing is WOW, been wanting this for a long time.
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Looking forward to safari performance boost with the update. It's no slouch but obviously any speed updates to a web browser are welcome news.
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It was announced by Apple that it would not reach final build. it was just a test in the beta builds. We'll know for sure once all iOS devices get it installed today.

On the iPad these gestures were not present in Beta 3 and they are not in the GM either.

Just to confirm they are if you use your iPad for development.
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The gestures are only there if your device is set as a dev test device. You can do this through Xcode tools if you are a developer.

Done It. That was very easy, was a bit trigger happy with the excitement!

[How do you do that? My UDID is registered but I haven't made it a test device with Xcode. I'm a designer, not a developer.]
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This article seems to bastardized the definition of golden master. The term refers to a version that is used in a manufactured product. Once product has been manufactured, it can't be changed. However a new golden master could be produced.

A better term for hat is being referred to in the article would be final release candidate.

Granted, many people are making this error now and the term may lose its clear definition as a result. Incidentally, the he same is true of the word "bricked".
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I can confirm that AirPlay is working with video across the web.

Does this mean at airplay works with ALL video in safari?
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Can someone PLEASE tell me that the new iTunes sharing thru WiFi, will also work for my non Intel Mini thru WiFi.

We keep getting left behind.
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Done It. That was very easy, was a bit trigger happy with the excitement!

[How do you do that? My UDID is registered but I haven't made it a test device with Xcode. I'm a designer, not a developer.]

Download Xcode from Apple and install it on your Mac. Open Xcode, and click on the iPad icon in the sidebar. In this new window, click on Use for Development, log in with your Apple developer credentials and wait for Xcode to verify the device with Apples servers.

Once the procedure is done and the icon next to the iPad is green, close Xcode and kill the Settings app on your iPad from the multitasking tray. You can do so by opening the tray with double click on the Home button and perform a tap & hold on the Settings app icon. Tap on the red button to quit the app.

Now open Settings again, and under the General tab you should find the Multitasking Gestures preference. By default, its set to On. You can now reveal the multitasking tray with a 4-5 finger swipe up, switch between apps and return to the homescreen with a 4-5 finger pinch gesture.


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Is the hardware orientation lock available for iPhone 4?
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