iOS 4.3 released

Apple have released iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, two days earlier than the 11th March iPad 2 general availability date many were expecting for it to arrive.

The official list of new features and improvements is quite detailed:

  • Personal Hotspot
    • Share iPhone 4 mobile data connection with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)
  • iTunes Home Sharing
    • Play music, films 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 dialling with a pause to send a passcode
  • Bug fixes

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