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Apple is expected to release a minor update to its mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 4.3.1, in the next few weeks to address bugs and plug security holes, according to a new rumor.

According to Boy Genius Report, the anticipated software update will arrive within one to two weeks. iOS 4.3.1 is said to contain "minor bug fixes," including a fix for a vulnerability that allowed hackers to jailbreak the newly released iPad 2.

The update is also said to include baseband updates for the iPhone 3GS and original iPad with 3G. It will also reportedly fix an issue with the iOS Springboard and third-party applications not recognizing the gyroscope on the iPad 2.

The anticipated update is also said to address a problem that would cause memory corruption when reading large files from USIM filesystem. iOS 4.3.1 is also said to fix a problem with NTLM authentication in applications and on websites.

Boy Genius Report has, in the past, correctly pinpointed the release of iOS updates through its sources at wireless carriers. Earlier this month, the site did correctly indicate that iOS 4.3 would see an early release, though it was incorrectly off by one day in its "exclusive" report.

News of an anticipated 4.3.1 update for iOS came earlier this month, when security researcher Charlie Miller revealed that Apple has a fix in the works for a flaw in its Safari mobile Web browser. Miller exposed the flaw at the Pwn2Own hacking contest, and privately shared the exploit with Apple to help the company patch its software.

iOS 4.3 was released just weeks ago, and includes faster JavaScript performance in the mobile Safari Web browser. It also brought new features like Personal Hotspot for tethering a 3G data connection over Wi-Fi, iTunes Home Sharing for streaming content wirelessly over a home network, and support for AirPlay in third-party applications.
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Ah ha, this will unlock the AWS band now that AT&T is buying T-Mobile. You saw it here first. It's been a consipracy for awhile now.
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Is anyone else getting adult popups from AI?

I've tried it from a few different machines on a few different networks (including simply telnetting to port 80) and each time there is a hidden iframe linking to adult-photos.tk .
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Ah ha, this will unlock the AWS band now that AT&T is buying T-Mobile. You saw it here first. It's been a consipracy for awhile now.

There is no AWS band HW in any Apple product. Wed have known when the FCC data was released.
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Any word on battery life?
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

There is no AWS band HW in any Apple product. Wed have known when the FCC data was released.

lol....I wasn't serious.
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Will this be released for the Verizon iPhones as well?

I want the new faster Safari browser on my phone.
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Is anyone else getting adult popups from AI?

Yes, but didn't click.
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Yes, but didn't click.

Yeah, me too. It sucks...
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What about support for 3G phone users? Still left with a big unpatched security hole.
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The question is...

On 4.3.1 can you use the iPad 2 (3G) as a personal hot-spot for you iPod Touch when you're not in WiFi range?

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What about support for 3G phone users? Still left with a big unpatched security hole.

Seriously my 3G is suffering from greatly reduced battery life thus I'm seriously thinking about an update. I'd like to be able to update the software but have serious reservations about it even working correctly. The problem is that I suspect that the latest version of Safari would use even more RAM.

So while I share your frustration I'm to the point where I think the 3G is pretty obsolete.
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I have had issues with shortened battery life as well.

More importantly, since I updated, I have an increase in dropped calls and my indicator going from 3G to E on my Iphone 4.

Also when I open up to text or look at my existing texts I get an intermittent message that the phone is unable to connect to cellular network and my indicator says E. That never happened before.
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There is no AWS band HW in any Apple product. Wed have known when the FCC data was released.

When did facts ever get in the way of a conspiracy theory?
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Yes, but didn't click.

answered wrong post sorry ...
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Originally Posted by shadow415 View Post

Is anyone else getting adult popups from AI?

I've tried it from a few different machines on a few different networks (including simply telnetting to port 80) and each time there is a hidden iframe linking to adult-photos.tk .

I'm not I wonder why some are? I have block on popups, clicktoflash and Little Snitch if that helps.
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I'm not I wonder why some are? I have block on popups, clicktoflash and Little Snitch if that helps.

I was, but it stopped.
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The article states that the 3GS will see a baseband improvement. Does baseband mean actual phone use? My 3GS used to never drop calls, or sound lousy when making calls. I've noticed more and more that phone calls on my 3GS aren't what they used to be. Anyone know if baseband improvements will help with actual phone calls?
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Is anyone else getting adult popups from AI?

I haven't noticed any.

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I'm not I wonder why some are? I have block on popups, clicktoflash and Little Snitch if that helps.


Odd that more than one person is affected, I'm not. Usually the scenario is a Javascript setTimeOut() function that is triggered on an onUnload event from a website that you were previous visiting. That technique makes people believe the offender is the site that they are currently viewing when actually it is a site that you visited earlier - even quite a bit earlier, depending on how long they set the time out for.

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Battery drain. Same issue here. Markedly faster battery drain since updating to 4.3 from 4.2.1. I'd estimate in the area of 50% faster battery drain which is huge. And yes, I've rebooted the phone - everything short of restoring it.
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I have been experiencing the quirky graphics bug that was in ios 4.3 for my ipod touch 4g. I have had this lil guy for less than a month and of course updated the software immediately prior to the update it worked like a charm. I had bought this to replace a unit that was stolen last summer and was so excited that once I synced with itunes I had my ol pal back with folders and pages intact just as I had organized them. that was magic!

But since updating software I get these glitchy (would be cool if that was the design, kinda reminds me of old Raygun magazine and that design aesthetics from the 90s) graphical flaws. usually on the sign in pane and randomly at the wifi icon. I have heard of this problem (finally) from TAUW and Engadget because otherwise I was thinking I was losing my mind.

Hoping that Apple quietly fixes this bug soon. Makes me nervous to see all that glithy-ness on my new baby plus it makes some screen animations jerky.

anyone else having this issue?
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Apple is expected to release a minor update to its mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 4.3.1, in the next few weeks to address bugs and plug security holes, according to a new rumor. . . .

This strikes me as a,
"The Earth Continues Rotating"
or
"Sky Is Blue"
kind of story.

Just seems very predictable and unsurprising that Apple would decide issue an update soon after releasing a new version of iOS. Slow news day, I suppose.
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The biggest problem for me is tethering to the new MBP that we got on Friday. The wife is using the new MBP for work and tethering it thru her iPhone 4. Today is the first day that she has been using it and she says that when she opens the MBP and wakes it up from sleep it takes up to 5 minutes to pickup the Wifi hotspot from her phone.

I'm thinking that I'll try and figure out the Bluetooth tethering again tonight. I couldn't get this working yesterday as the phone kept saying that the MBP was not supported? I found a document that suggested rebooting the phone might help with that. Regardless, I like the sound of bug fixes if it can help with speeding up her tethering connectivity on wake for the MBP.
post #25 of 33
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I have been experiencing the quirky graphics bug that was in ios 4.3 for my ipod touch 4g.
. . .
anyone else having this issue?

I am.
Almost the exact same story as you— IPt 4G, less than a month, etc.
I haven't noticed the jerky graphics (but now that you mention it I guess I have occasionally, hmm) but mostly notice the pixelated static appearing in the numbers boxes for the unlock code when I wake it up.
I've heard some kind of hard reboot and restore should fix it but have been too busy (and not enough annoyed) to do any research or figure out how to do it (I feel lucky to have found the manual, as incomplete as it is.)
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The only issues I'm having with iOS 4.3 on my iPhone 4 is the Home button is occasionally unresponsive or registers two clicks instead of one. These were occasional problems with iOS 4.2.1 as well.

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post #27 of 33
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This strikes me as a,
"The Earth Continues Rotating"
or
"Sky Is Blue"
kind of story.

Just seems very predictable and unsurprising that Apple would decide issue an update soon after releasing a new version of iOS. Slow news day, I suppose.

Well... Apple can test all they want, but no matter how thorough they are nothing is going to catch bugs like millions of real world users.
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Well... Apple can test all they want, but no matter how thorough they are nothing is going to catch bugs like millions of real world users.

Exactly my point.
Pretty much every nontrivial OS update is followed soon after by a patch of some kind. Just doesn't seem like a story, much less a "rumor."
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Odd that more than one person is affected, I'm not. Usually the scenario is a Javascript setTimeOut() function that is triggered on an onUnload event from a website that you were previous visiting. That technique makes people believe the offender is the site that they are currently viewing when actually it is a site that you visited earlier - even quite a bit earlier, depending on how long they set the time out for.

That's not the case here.

I went to a shell account I have on a remote server and ran:

$ telnet appleinsider.com 80
GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: appleinsider.com

There was a hidden IFRAME before the initial DOCTYPE declaration. This was coming right from AI's server as there was no web browser involved in the test.

Seems to come and go every few days.
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Originally Posted by shadow415 View Post

That's not the case here.

I went to a shell account I have on a remote server and ran:

$ telnet appleinsider.com 80
GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: appleinsider.com

There was a hidden IFRAME before the initial DOCTYPE declaration. This was coming right from AI's server as there was no web browser involved in the test.

Seems to come and go every few days.

If it's before the DOCTYPE one would suspect that their server needs to be examined for breaches.
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Odd that more than one person is affected, I'm not. Usually the scenario is a Javascript setTimeOut() function that is triggered on an onUnload event from a website that you were previous visiting. That technique makes people believe the offender is the site that they are currently viewing when actually it is a site that you visited earlier - even quite a bit earlier, depending on how long they set the time out for.

I am one of the original posters on this subject, and was at work on a PC if that matters. The pop-up was very Window-esque in design. Maybe 4 or 5 total within a few minutes but haven't seen any more. Am home now back on my Macs and no more seen.
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Originally Posted by hank_e View Post

I have been experiencing the quirky graphics bug that was in ios 4.3 for my ipod touch 4g. I have had this lil guy for less than a month and of course updated the software immediately prior to the update it worked like a charm. I had bought this to replace a unit that was stolen last summer and was so excited that once I synced with itunes I had my ol pal back with folders and pages intact just as I had organized them. that was magic!

But since updating software I get these glitchy (would be cool if that was the design, kinda reminds me of old Raygun magazine and that design aesthetics from the 90s) graphical flaws. usually on the sign in pane and randomly at the wifi icon. I have heard of this problem (finally) from TAUW and Engadget because otherwise I was thinking I was losing my mind.

Hoping that Apple quietly fixes this bug soon. Makes me nervous to see all that glithy-ness on my new baby plus it makes some screen animations jerky.

anyone else having this issue?


You mean like in the top left of the screen, YES, I have had the same thing happen to me,four times since upgrading to 4.3, guess we will have to find the PROPER thread for this...
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Restored lasr week and still the glitches are there.
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