iOS 4.3 Release Imminent? But Not Ready for Jailbreak

News is buzzing around the web that Apple might drop iOS 4.3 public version today at 10 AM. The story was fist posted on BGR which has good reputation of leaking Apple internal news.

While we were told by Steve at iPad 2 Media Event that iOS 4.3 would be released on March 11th, its hard to measure the validity of this new rumor.

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The most important feature in iOS 4.3 is Personal Hotspot for iPhone 4 (GSM models). BGR also reports that only 3 wireless connections will be supported in this release but if the carrier requests 5 wireless connections can be made.

On the other side, those jailbreakers who don’t want to lose the jailbroken state should not update their iDevices to iOS 4.3 version. The obvious reason being that an official jailbreak is not yet available.

Moreover, there are also confirmed news that Mobile Substrate is not fully compatible with iOS 4.3. Most of the apps available in Cydia store use this mobile substrate to work properly.

iOS 4.3 will bring the following new features and improvements:

  • Personal hotspot for iPhone 4 GSM
  • iPad Side Switch – Use it either Silent switch or screen rotation lock
  • Improved Safari performance
  • AirPlay enhancements
  • Home Sharing

Stay tuned to this blog for more information.

Stay tuned to this blog for more information on iOS 4.3.

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