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Apple on Wednesday released iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, bringing new features like Personal Hotspot, AirPlay support for third-party apps, and JavaScript Web browsing speeds twice as fast.

iOS 4.3 was initially scheduled to launch on Friday, alongside the iPad 2, as per an official announcement from Apple last week. But Apple decided to pull the trigger two days early, and less than a week after the golden master was issued to developers.

One of the highlights of iOS 4.3 is improved performance with JavaScript in the mobile Safari Web browser. Apple has ported the Nitro engine from Mac OS X, bringing JavaScript speeds twice as fast to the iPhone and iPad.

Another major feature is Personal Hotspot, which allows iPhone 4 users to share their 3G data connection over Wi-Fi. Personal Hotspot will work with supporting carriers -- including AT&T -- with the appropriate monthly data plan.

The Personal Hotspot feature was first introduced on the Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 introduced in February. But while Verizon users had early access to Personal Hotspot, those customers will have to wait for iOS 4.3, as the CDMA iPhone 4 has a different baseband chip than its GSM counterpart.

iOS 4.3 also features improved iTunes Home Sharing, which allows users to access all of their content directly over Wi-Fi. With Home Sharing, music and movies can be streamed from a Mac or PC to an iOS device over a local home wireless network.

And iOS 4.3 also adds the ability for third-party applications to support AirPlay, Apple's wireless streaming standard. Applications that add the feature will be able to stream both audio and video to the new Apple TV, or audio to an AirPort Express. In addition, sharing of photos over AirPlay can use the built-in slide show options of iOS, and videos recorded on an iOS device can be streamed to the Apple TV.

With iOS 4.3, users can change the purpose of the hardware switch on the right side of the iPad and iPad 2. The switch can now mute audio from the device, or it can 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. Users will need iTunes 10.2.1, released by Apple on Tuesday, to sync and update their mobile device.
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No news about AppleTV update!
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Woohoo! Downloading now.

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Down Loading now.....
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Apple on Wednesday released iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, bringing new features like Personal Hotspot, AirPlay support for third-party apps, and JavaScript Web browsing speeds twice as fast....

If only there was a way to update the phone without using a computer (mine's currently busted).
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Downloading, but is there any gestures like the five finger one?
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They only included the gestures in the beta SDK for 4.3 but removed them for the public release.

sucks! I would love to ditch double clicking that dippy home button every time i want to switch an app. at least it's on the horizon, eh?
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Bummer... When are we getting one?
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

If only there was a way to update the phone without using a computer (mine's currently busted).

A genius at the Seattle Apple Store told me last summer that some of the updates can be done on any computer with iTunes, not necessarily with just your own with which you sync. Might be worth a try.
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"This version of the iPhone software (4.2.6) is the current version."

....tell me why the Verizon iPhone is better than AT&T's version, again? 0.o;
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Bummer... When are we getting one?

iOS 5 at the earliest.


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"This version of the iPhone software (4.2.6) is the current version."

....tell me why the Verizon iPhone is better than AT&T's version, again? 0.o;

It makes calls.

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No news about AppleTV update!

I suspect that you get the official AppleTV update through the AppleTV.

Is the NDA for the 4.3 beta lifted?
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damn, i was hoping too much... thnx
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No news about AppleTV update!

It's there!
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It makes calls.

That's just mean. Funny, but still mean!
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A genius at the Seattle Apple Store told me last summer that some of the updates can be done on any computer with iTunes, not necessarily with just your own with which you sync. Might be worth a try.

They will actually do this for you.
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Apple on Wednesday released iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, bringing new features like Personal Hotspot, AirPlay support for third-party apps, and JavaScript Web browsing speeds twice as fast.

I am SO going to be downloading the new GarageBand for my iPad!
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I am SO going to be downloading the new GarageBand for my iPad!

I'm a little worried that they didn't release iMovie and GarageBand for iPad early, as well.

(insinuating they might not work with the 1st gen iPad)

Not TOO worried, mind, but a little. I wouldn't put ANYTHING past Apple.

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.

...speaking of AppleTV:

Apple TV Now Has MLB.TV Live Baseball Streaming

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions...?&vbID=appletv

...whatever happened to GoogleTV...

yep

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That's just mean. Funny, but still mean!

Especially since it would have to be:

It makes calls.*

* When not using data services.

But I'm no AT&T fan either, don't get me wrong.
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A genius at the Seattle Apple Store told me last summer that some of the updates can be done on any computer with iTunes, not necessarily with just your own with which you sync. Might be worth a try.

Yeah, thanks for the info.

I've been almost a month without syncing at this point so all my iOS devices are a little haywire to say the least! I'll do that if I get desperate, but it's not worth losing everything over a minor update at this point. It depends how much longer I have to wait.
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That's just mean. Funny, but still mean!

Yeah, that is truly ground breaking comedy. You should call Jay Leno with this joke, he would be all over it. We all know how cutting edge he likes to be.
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yep


This is a very pleasant image
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30 minute install from beginning of download to completion about 30 minutes. Noticeably faster. All the apps came back up in their folders and even those that were open in 4.2.1 came back still open in 4.3. Cool.

Now installing on iPad. 45.5 GB of 1558 Apps plus a little music and a few videos. After downloading 4.3 it went into "Genius - Sending information to Apple" mode for quite a few minutes. Backup going very fast - almost done. Pre-Transfered all purchases from my iPad to the Mac prior to doing the install. 7.2 GB of free space.

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

I'm a little worried that they didn't release iMovie and GarageBand for iPad early, as well.

(insinuating they might not work with the 1st gen iPad)

Not TOO worried, mind, but a little. I wouldn't put ANYTHING past Apple.

iMovie only runs on iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation, and iPad 2.
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I guess the rumors were right!
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GarageBand and iMovie only run on iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation, and iPad 2.

GarageBand is supported on the iPad 1 also, just not iMovie.
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This is a very pleasant image

Mmmmm... I just tried my AppleTV -- It shows that my software is current, but I don't see MLB or NBA.

I had previously installed 4.3 ATV beta (attached the ATV to the Mac & installed through iTunes).

I wonder if I ned to reset the ATV?
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iMovie only runs on iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation, and iPad 2.

Why? I'm sure a jailbreak will fix that.

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GarageBand is supported on the iPad 1 also, just not iMovie.

Fixed my original post.
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When are we going to get Pandora for AppleTV?!?! Is Apple or Pandora keeping this from happening???

And don't tell me it's because Apple wants you to use iTunes for music. They have allowed Pandora on other iOS devices...
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GarageBand is supported on the iPad 1 also, just not iMovie.

I read (somewhere) that iMovie is supported on the iPad 1 -- just not some features, like inserting a live camera shot.

I sure wish I could find out if the beta NDA is lifted -- there are some interesting APIs in the beta.
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Kinda makes sense since the ipad 1 doesn't have a camera...
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Yeah, thanks for the info.

I've been almost a month without syncing at this point so all my iOS devices are a little haywire to say the least! I'll do that if I get desperate, but it's not worth losing everything over a minor update at this point. It depends how much longer I have to wait.

I happened to have my MBA with me today at work, so didn't do it with 4.3, but I can confirm that this has worked in the past: simply plug your iPhone into any computer with iTunes and do the software update. Doesn't need to be the computer you normally sync, can even be a PC when you normally use Mac, and maintains all settings.
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I guess the rumors were right! I am so glad because I was almost going to purchase the 3G Ipad 2 and I may still... maybe someone can tell me is a 3G Ipad going to be faster than using HotSpot on my Iphone for internet.
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3-2-1 tada where's the jailbreak?

Still on 4.1
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Kinda makes sense since the ipad 1 doesn't have a camera...

The iPad has the ability to read in/out files. Just drop the video into iTunes and sync it. It wouldn't be hard to implement at all.

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post #40 of 94
nice to see that AppleTV is getting more frequent updates now.

If they keep it up, I might actually get one.
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