Apple Releases iOS 4.3 With AirPlay and Safari Improvements, Personal Hotspot

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    As had been rumored yesterday after a false start, Apple has just released iOS 4.3 to the public, two days ahead of schedule. Updates are available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and users should be able update their devices by connecting them to iTunes and clicking the "Check for Update" button.

    iOS 4.3 brings a number of enhancements including AirPlay video compatibility for third-party apps and websites, Safari speed improvements, Home Sharing to stream media from any iTunes library to an iOS device via Wi-Fi, and a new option for customizing the iPad's side switch to serve as a mute toggle or screen orientation lock. Finally, iOS 4.3 brings personal hotspot functionality to the GSM iPhone 4 following the feature's debut on the Verizon iPhone last month.This update contains new features and improvements, including the following:

    * Personal Hotspot
    - Share iPhone 4 cellular data with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)

    * iTunes Home Sharing
    - Play music, movies, and TV shows from a shared iTunes library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)

    * New AirPlay features
    - Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps and websites on Apple TV
    - Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using transitions available on Apple TV

    * Faster Safari performance with Apple Nitro JavaScript engine

    * HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter
    - View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps on an HDMI display

    * Ping features
    - Push notifications for comments and follow requests
    - Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing screen
    - Parental controls

    * New Settings
    - Messages setting for number of times to repeat an alert
    - iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute audio notifications and sound effects

    * Single tap conference call dialing with a pause to send a passcode

    * Bug fixesUpdate: The iOS 4.3 update is the same 8F190 build that was seeded to developers last week as the golden master build. A separate 8F191 build has also been posted for the three new iPad models (Wi-Fi and two 3G models) being released on Friday.

    Apple has also released an Apple TV software update known as iOS 4.3 Build 8F191m, although it it reportedly registering as software version 4.2 on Apple TVs themselves, similar to earlier versions where software version numbers have been one behind the corresponding iOS versions.

    Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 4.3 With AirPlay and Safari Improvements, Personal Hotspot
     
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    How exciting!

    Oh wait, not really.:D



    /hopefully the browser speed improvement is noticeable.
     
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    Got mine downloaded!
     

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    Been looking forward to the Hotspot. Now, hopefully my carrier (Rogers), hasn't messed with it.
     
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    Still shows 4.2.1 is the latest version for me

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    Gah! I gotta use logmein and get it downloaded to my pc at home!
     
  11. djkirsten macrumors regular

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    Home Sharing

    So home sharing works with our iDevices now....but I mostly use home sharing to share video files between macs. So can I wirelessly send video and music to my iDevice?
     
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    Lol, i literally looked 5 mins ago and then it said 4.2.1 was latest version :)
     
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    4.2.1

    Bah, iTunes gave me the 4.3 Download & Install option, then no downloading. Now, it's reverting to iOS 4.2.1 is the latest version. Will try again shortly :confused:

    EDIT: Now it's downloading (finally!)
     
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    i'm still showing 4.2.1 as the newest version for my phone....:(
     
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    Hmm... I think I need to have my iPhone plugged in, in order to download it huh... minor technical difficulties... *sigh*
     
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    just dropped for me 1 minute ago and i just checked 3 minutes before that
     
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    I suppose they wanted to ease the strain on their servers for the iPad 2 release.


    Is it just me, or does this iOS release seem like it deserves a 4.2.2 designation?
     
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    Yep, and it works very nicely too. Even works stearming to iDevice then AirPlaying to AppleTV, albeit we need the :apple:TV update to enable video rather than just audio. Talking of which, where IS the :apple:TV update?
     
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    downloading it and updating the iphone now :D

    Here's proof that it's live

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    build no?

    Anyone know if it's the same build number as the GM?
     
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    Sweet! Now I can get ready for my iPad 2 purchase...:D
     
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