Apple Releases iOS 4.3

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Apple released iOS 4.3 to the public on Wednesday afternoon. The update appeared in iTunes for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users just after 1PM eastern time, or 10AM pacific time.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the update would be available on March 11 when he spoke at the company’s special media event where the iPad 2 was unveiled several days ago.

iOS 4.3Apple released iOS 4.3

iOS 4.3 includes an updated version of Mobile Safari that should offer better performance, and also uses the Nitro JavaScript engine just like Safari on Mac OS X. According to Apple, the new version offers double the performance for JavaScript compared to previous versions of Mobile Safari.

The update includes the option to use the iPad’s slider switch as a rotation lock or a mute switch, offers improved AirPlay support thanks to the addition of the ability to stream video from the Photos app, improves iTunes Home Sharing support, and more.

iOS 4.3 Update DialogiOS 4.3 is available via Apple’s iTunes application

The update is available via Apple’s iTunes application. You can check to see if iOS 4.3 is available by connecting your iOS device to your computer, selecting your device from the Library list in iTunes, click Summary, then click Check for Update.

The iOS 4.3 update is free and requires an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4, third or fourth generation iPod touch, or a first or second generation iPad.

Comments

Meg

Except it doesn’t work for the Verizon iPhone 4. 

HAVEN’T WE HAD TO WAIT ENOUGH?!??!?

MOSiX Man

Except it doesn?t work for the Verizon iPhone 4.

You shall pay for your infidelity! BWA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

Lee Dronick

It hasn’t yet shown up when I check via my iTunes.

I did get a new version of Safari via Software update.

Scott B in DC

It now marks the death for the iPhone 3G. I can’t update my 3G, which is frustrating. And Apple does this before giving us the iPhone 5. I was planning to buy the iPhone 5, but it’s still annoying!

Lee Dronick

It now marks the death for the iPhone 3G. I can?t update my 3G, which is frustrating. And Apple does this before giving us the iPhone 5. I was planning to buy the iPhone 5, but it?s still annoying!

Updating my 3GS to iOS 4 was a mistake. It works, but not well and I don’t think that the hardware is up to the job. I kept my wife’s 3G3 on iOS 3 and it is much better. Of course the features of 4 are not there.

We too will update to the iPhone 5

furbies

Does anyone else find it annoying that we have to download separate updaters for each iDevice (iPad, iPod touch, iPhone)

I would like to be able to choose a single (slightly) larger updater for all my iDevices

wab95

Updating my 3GS to iOS 4 was a mistake. It works, but not well


I was about to download it for my 3GS. Can you be more specific? Perhaps there are others who have tried iOS4 on a 3GS, and would care to comment. I may start with the iPad.

Lee Dronick

I was about to download it for my 3GS. Can you be more specific? Perhaps there are others who have tried iOS4 on a 3GS, and would care to comment. I may start with the iPad.

A lot slower. Apps crash upon opening and may or may not crash again upon reopening. 4.2 fixed a lot of problems, but there are still problems.

Macfox

I’ve had nothing but interrupted connections trying to d/l the update. Error code -3259 every time! Every time I get to about 260 gigs, the connection times out. Sounds like a server problem, not a connect problem….
Hope you have better luck.

wab95

Sounds like a server problem, not a connect problem?.
Hope you have better luck

So far, it’s downloaded 334.9 MB and continues, no server issues in this neck of the woods. My only concern is that connection speeds are suboptimal where I am, and this will take another 87 min, according to the readout. I will try this on my iPad first. Still hoping to see if anyone else has uploaded iOS4.3 on a 3GS.

wab95

FWIW, I’ve downloaded iOS4.3 onto both by iPad1 and iPhone 3GS, and both seem to work swimmingly. The responsiveness may be a hair slower than for iOS4.2 on the 3GS, but that may be just my imagination influenced by the discussion above. All apps work, many of which had been updated just after updating iTunes to 10.2.1. the other day.

Lee Dronick

Hmmmm, I have an iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.2.1 and when I check for updates in iTunes it tells me that I have the latest version.

I have iTunes 10.2.1 installed so that isn’t the problem.

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