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Apple on Friday released iOS 4.3.1, a minor security and maintenance update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, addressing issues related to connecting to some cellular networks, among other issues.

The udpate is available for the GSM iPhone 4, but no update has been made for the CDMA iPhone 4. That device is still on iOS version 4.2.6, released in January.

The iOS 4.3.1 update is also available for the iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad and the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch. According to Apple, the update includes:
Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation)
Resolves bugs related to activating and connecting to some cellular networks
Fixes image flicker when using Apple Digital AV Adapter with some TVs
Resolves an issue authenticating with some enterprise web services
This week, it was rumored that Apple would issue iOS 4.3.1 within two weeks, making Friday's release somewhat unexpected. The accompanying notes make no mention of battery issues reported by some users of iOS 4.3, nor does it say whether a security hole exposed at a recent hacker conference has been patched.

News of iOS 4.3.1 came earlier this month via the Pwn2Own hacking contest, 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 contest, and privately shared the exploit with Apple to help the company patch its software.

Also Friday, Apple released Xcode 4.0.1, also a minor update. Changes to the software, according to Apple, include:
Improved Assistant editor logic when switching among different file types
Fixed a bug in "Install Xcode.app" that hangs at 99% complete, never finishing
Fixed a bug that prevented indexing of some projects
Fixed a bug related to nil settings in the Core Data model editor
Fixed a bug that prevented automatic download of iOS documentation
Fixed a bug in LLVM GCC 4.2 and LLVM compiler 2.0 for iOS projects
Additional bug fixes and stability improvements
post #2 of 48
Whatever. not updating
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Cool. Updating now.

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post #4 of 48
As for battery issues with iOS 4.3, I found the advice to turn off Ping service, and my iPhone 4 seems better for last several days:
http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/971309
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I've been having wifi issues on my 3GS, with nothing else changing but the upgrade to 4.3 on multiple wifi networks.

Its like the 3gs doesn't see wifi networks (or doesn't see more than one in a multi wifi network environment), and then maybe it will see one briefly, then maybe it'll connect or maybe it won't, then once it is connected its a weak signal (2 bars max) even if its in the same room as the router (usually Airport Extremes or my Time Capsule, but any wifi network really). Then after a while the connection will cease to work, but still shows as connected, so I have to switch off the wifi. This is while my mbp is connected and works fine the whole time. Frustrating. Everything else is constant in all these locations and has worked flawlessly for over a year.

Can't wait to get home and see if this gets fixed, I sure hope its not the hardware, because that would suck.
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Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation)

Does that mean it will fix the notification graphics glitch (blinky boxes and distortion)? I have to wait till I get home to try it out.
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Anyone have an idea "some cellular networks" refers to? Specific carriers? Specific towers? Specific protocols?
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Originally Posted by elliots11 View Post

I've been having wifi issues on my [iPhone on] wifi networks.

I'm glad to hear you mention this, as I thought I was having some WiFi issues related to my Time Capsule. I've noticed some reduced WiFi bars on my iPhone 4 as you've described as well, though the signal never fully dropped out. I'll see if this update fixes it.

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I'm glad to hear you mention this, as I thought I was having some WiFi issues related to my Time Capsule. I've noticed some reduced WiFi bars on my iPhone 4 as you've described as well, though the signal never fully dropped out. I'll see if this update fixes it.

I'm not alone!
post #10 of 48
That's great but why is able holding out on CDMA iPhone users.
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Whatever. not updating

Who f$&@(?g cares about your comment YAWN.
For some it's important fandroid
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I have 3GS and initially Internet speeds were blazing fast. Then went back to tortoise like speeds especially in the afternoon, morning was fine always. It can't be the phone as slow down in speeds during different times of the day doesn't make sense unless it's network related. What do you think?
Plus when I click on a site it sits there churning away and if I magically click again, most times it loads the page, although slowly.
I hope this update fixes some of my issues, as for the carrier 3 here in Melbourne Australia, may they rot in hell if this is any of their doing.
PS yes I turned off and on, rebooted the usual stuff no difference with issues on most afternoons. So frustrating
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Who f$&@(?g cares about your comment YAWN.
For some it's important fandroid

I wouldn't worry so much about him, he's still using old crappy video technology.

Super 8? Super blocky with super poor colour more like.
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That's great but why is able holding out on CDMA iPhone users.

Because our version of iOS is already AWESOME.
post #15 of 48
Does anybody activated and tested multitasking gestures on IOS 4.3.1 ?
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I wouldn't worry so much about him, he's still using old crappy video technology.

Super 8? Super blocky with super poor colour more like.

Perhaps its a yawn because updating is so easy, its almost more work not to do it! I mean, click download & install button, get coffee, done. :-)
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Does anybody activated and tested multitasking gestures on IOS 4.3.1 ?

No multi-tasking gestures yet, but I doubt they will get there until iOS 5...
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No multi-tasking gestures yet, but I doubt they will get there until iOS 5...

Right, but can we activate them using Xcode in 4.3.1 as in 4.3 ?
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider;

This week, it was rumored that Apple would issue iOS 4.3.1 within two weeks, making Friday's release somewhat unexpected.

If it was expected within two weeks and was released within two weeks, how was it "unexpected"?
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Right, but can we activate them using Xcode in 4.3.1 as in 4.3 ?

Yes you can.
post #21 of 48
Upgrade is done for me. I'm hoping there is something to improve the battery life. I can't say I've done a scientific test, but 4.3 sure seemed to be worse than previous, in that I'd never before experienced the phone having to switch itself off at the end of the day, but the past few days it has.
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After the b^%h of a time upgrading my wife's iPhone 4 to 4.3, kinda reluctant to go to 4.3.1.
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Who f$&@(?g cares about your comment YAWN.
For some it's important fandroid

Funny seeing all the comments i got from the apple fanboys. You guys crack me up. Defending it like u own 1 million shares of apple stock.
Read the updates and i don't think they warrant an update. Apple puts out these updates to battle the jailbreakers.
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Hoping for the battery fix for a 3GS. Gone through the motions turning off unused features, but it is still draining near twice as fast as before 4.3. No issues with the IP4.
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how can i enable multi gestures on iPhone 4 (4.3.1)?
i don't wanna jailbreak, can i do it from xcode? i tried but i can't find any options...

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Hoping for the battery fix for a 3GS. Gone through the motions turning off unused features, but it is still draining near twice as fast as before 4.3. No issues with the IP4.

yes, i'm def noticing faster battery drain as well (3GS). even with ping turned off.
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If it was expected within two weeks and was released within two weeks, how was it "unexpected"?

Because with Apple when they're releasing something "within" a time frame it typically means at the very end of that time frame.
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Because with Apple when they're releasing something "within" a time frame it typically means at the very end of that time frame.

That's not specific to Apple.
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Originally Posted by super8sean View Post

Funny seeing all the comments i got from the apple fanboys. You guys crack me up. Defending it like u own 1 million shares of apple stock.
Read the updates and i don't think they warrant an update. Apple puts out these updates to battle the jailbreakers.

I have a 3GS, and have noticed lately that my battery has been draining faster than usual. I didn't realize that it could be because of the iOS update, but it only started after that update.

So I'm glad for this information.

And if it hasn't been helpful to you, mediocre8sean.....then p*ss off....
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Originally Posted by elliots11 View Post

I'm not alone!

iOS 4.3.1 doesn't seem to have affected the weaker WiFi signal reading on my iPhone 4. Upon waking, it frequently shows 3G briefly before indicating it's connected to my home WiFi network, and then the indicator fluctuates between two and three bars. The Time Capsule base station is roughly 40 feet away and an AirPort Express is downstairs extending the network (almost directly below the iPhone 4, about 15 feet away). The strange indicator behavior is definitely a recent phenomenon, beginning coincidentally about the time I installed iOS 4.3.

Oddly though, my iPhone 3G (running iOS 4.2.1) now consistently reads two bars when it used to always show full strength. Meanwhile, my original iPhone still shows full bars for WiFi signal strength. Still, Speed Test shows all the iPhones are communicating normally, so I dunno. "It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed."

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Every once in a while I would tap onto app icon, or button etc and it would not be picked up. It's like iPhone is daydreaming for a while and only responds the second time? This is definitely new in iOS 4.3.1 for me.

Also, choppy (or completely missing) splash screen on app startup is still not fixed. Overall, 4.3 has made things a lot worse when it comes to animation stability. 4.2.1 used to be smooth as butter but now not so much. I was hoping this would not happen to iPhone 4 so soon, but apparently it's not the latest gadget any more and priority and code optimization has moved on to A5 based devices (iPad 2 and yet to be released iPhone 5).

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Overall, 4.3 has made things a lot worse

Just checked Apple's support pages. Some people are definitely having a few issues with iOS 4.3.x. One user said a clean install on his iPhone 4 solved his problems. If my little quirks continue, I may give that a try.

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post #33 of 48
How long does it take to upgrade from IOS 4.2.1 to IOS 4.3.1?
How do you revert back to a previous version?
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My iPhone updated fine, but my iPad says 4.2 is the latest version. I thought it was a quirk with 4.3, so I waited till 4.3.1 and still the same message. Any ideas what's up with that?
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My iPhone updated fine, but my iPad says 4.2 is the latest version. I thought it was a quirk with 4.3, so I waited till 4.3.1 and still the same message. Any ideas what's up with that?

Just download it manually and point iTunes to it.

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post #36 of 48
While iOS 4.3.1 did improve the battery life on both my 4G iPod touch and iPad 2, was it really necessary to download over 600 MB of code just to do this incremental upgrade?

I'm hoping that starting with iOS 5.0 Apple redesigns the upgrade process so the upgrades can be done on an incremental basis (that's how Google does it with upgrades to the Chrome web browser) and/or poll the installed software to determine just how big an update you need (that's how Microsoft does it with the Service Packs for Windows XP/Vista/7).
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Dropped calls....pitiful. Maybe Apple can make up for AT&Ts short-comings....
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Funny seeing all the comments i got from the apple fanboys. You guys crack me up. Defending it like u own 1 million shares of apple stock.
Read the updates and i don't think they warrant an update. Apple puts out these updates to battle the jailbreakers.

Funny how we get updates and the vast majority of Android devices can only be updated when you buy a new phone. Or six months after Google releases the software.
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Because with Apple when they're releasing something "within" a time frame it typically means at the very end of that time frame.

Apple does not say they are releasing "within a time frame".
That it something is even being released is simply speculation by whomever.
Why not simply say, "it will be released on a certain date"?
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Originally Posted by elliots11 View Post

I've been having wifi issues on my 3GS, with nothing else changing but the upgrade to 4.3 on multiple wifi networks.

Its like the 3gs doesn't see wifi networks (or doesn't see more than one in a multi wifi network environment), and then maybe it will see one briefly, then maybe it'll connect or maybe it won't, then once it is connected its a weak signal (2 bars max) even if its in the same room as the router (usually Airport Extremes or my Time Capsule, but any wifi network really). Then after a while the connection will cease to work, but still shows as connected, so I have to switch off the wifi. This is while my mbp is connected and works fine the whole time. Frustrating. Everything else is constant in all these locations and has worked flawlessly for over a year.

Can't wait to get home and see if this gets fixed, I sure hope its not the hardware, because that would suck.

I couldn't agree more. I called Support and they mentioned that they have been receiving calls for awhile on this issue...I don't know what that means, but I assume it means they know about the issue and are preparing a fix...??
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