What Will be New in iOS 4.3.1? Early Hands-On

In the beginning of this week BGR reported that iOS 4.3.1 would be released within next 1- 2 weeks and today they have provided a proof of iOS 4.3.1 by showing the screenshot of “About” page from an iPhone on which iOS 4.3.1 is installed.

BGR claims that one of their sources in Apple installed the unreleased and unseen iOS 4.3.1 on one of their iPhone.

One of our Apple connects just installed the unreleased and unseen iOS 4.3.1 build on one of our iPhones, and we’ve been playing around with it for a couple days. We reported the changes from iOS 4.3 a few days back, and it really does look as if iOS 4.3.1 will simply fix bugs, hence the version numbering. Battery life seems a tad bit better, though that’s not scientific at all. Our source says we should continue to expect iOS 4.3.1 in the next 1-2 weeks, just as we previously reported.

Reportedly iOS 4.3.1 will fix the bugs found in current iOS 4.3 version esp the battery drainage issue and the hole that led hackers to develop iOS 4.3 jailbreak for iPad 2.

The complete changelog is here (unofficial):

  • Baseband updates for the 3GS and iPad (original)
  • Fixed memory hang that results in memory corruption when reading large
  • files from USIM file system
  • Fixed problem with NTLM authentication in apps and on websites
  • Fixed issue with the Springboard and 3rd party apps not recognizing the gyroscope on the iPad 2
  • Fixed iPad 2 jailbreakvulnerability.

Tip: The official changelog for iOS 4.3 can be found in this post.

Apple has already rolled out iOS 4.2.1 (aka iOS 4.3.1 internally) for Apple TV2 and we can expect iOS 4.3.1 release for other devices (iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G) in next 1-2 weeks.

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