iOS 4.3 beta

Apple have released the first beta of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The new beta allows users to pinch to access the home screen, to swipe up to reveal the multitasking tray, and swipe left and right to switch between open applications.

The beta also allows iPad owners to choose whether the switch on the side of the device acts as a mute or activates the screen orientation lock as it did before iOS 4.2 was launched.

It looks as though iPhone 3G support could be dropped with this version, as there is no mention of that device on the beta download page.

There’ll be further updates as soon as we hear more!