Should I put iOS 4.3 Beta on my iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BenDP, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. BenDP macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2010

    Now I know it's not recommended by Apple, but it might be fun :p I'm a (new) registered Apple developer and I'm trying to decide if I should run iOS 4.3 Beta on my iPhone. It would be used for testing but also just to have a fun new thing on my iPhone that my friends can't have LOL!

    Is this a really bad idea? Does it have features that just don't work and/or screw up the device?

    Thanks for advice!
  2. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2009
    Texas, US
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    You know what they say about asking "What's the price of that exotic car?"

    Yeah. That.
  3. Tom G. macrumors 68010

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I would agree with the above poster. Unless you are someone who enjoys solving code problems etc I would wait until it comes out.
  4. jas1973 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2010
    i have it on my iphone 4.3 beta 2. there isn't much of a change to bother with it. but i haven't noticed any serious bugs that disrupt my overall usage of the phone.

    only cool feature i like is if you install the apple tv up date you can airplay videos take with your iphone straight from your iphone to your apple tv
  5. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
    Well, if you don't mind bugs such as apps crashing, text-display problems etc.

    OP, did you sign up just to gain access to the beta, or to actually develop and submit apps?
  6. tonyunreal macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2010
    Personally I found 4.3 beta to be very stable on my iPhone 3GS, there's a glitch that you can't update apps on your phone, but everything else seemed to be working fine.

    If you don't have important business call to make on the phone, I say go for it, if anything goes wrong you can still plug it into iTunes and restore from an earlier backup.
  7. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    Unless you're a developer, no.

    I will never understand why regular people who buy access to the dev program only for pre-release software feel the need to pay for beta updates. You'll get a final version in just a few weeks. And it would works better.
  8. Southern Dad macrumors 68000

    Southern Dad

    May 23, 2010
    Shady Dale, Georgia
    I have the 4.3 beta 2 on both my iPad and iPhone 3GS. I have not found any problems thus far. I really enjoy being able to choose what my switch will do; mute or rotation lock.

    Truth is, I purchased a developer account but not because I write apps but rather because I use my iPad heavily and the developer version of OS 4 was out quite a bit before the release date. Basically, $99 a year is a small price to pay for being able to access the forums and the newest OS.
  9. jas1973 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2010
    i got a pandora update today on 4.3 beta 2 on iphone 4
  10. budman1961 macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2010
    I am a dev, my experience tells me that if you truly depend on your device as your sole means of contact, then wait. Or be like most everyone else, throw it on, and post on the boards how pissed-off you are at Apple for bringing out updates that arent perfect.

    There's my 2 cents, im running it and its pretty good!:D
  11. splashnader macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2008
    Via Satellite
    LOL. :D That is the best part about the new beta releases is listening to the endless parade of complaint threads. That and the occasional "My iPhone want work anymore" thread.
  12. Vancelot macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2010
  13. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    Speaking of patience, I was wondering if people on 4.3b2 are getting a long pause after tapping on General under Settings. Mine takes a good 5-6 seconds before it actually goes into that section. Kinda drives me nuts, since I go there to toggle Bluetooth and call forwarding and whatnot.

    I'm still on 4.2.1 and considering the jump if it resolves it.
  14. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
  15. bmwhd macrumors 6502a


    May 22, 2008

    I do it and expect to live with challenges. That's part of the deal. For 4.3b2, it's no Skype, crashes out the wazoo of other apps (Apple and 3rd party), and a frustrating return of the ipod-no-likey-to-play-random bug from 4.2 betas.

    Still, if you're willing to live with these issues, it's actually very good as betas go.

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