iOS 4.3 Released

Published on: 9th March, 2011 by Mark Haynes

Last updated on: 16th March, 2014

iOS LogoToday Apple has released iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This update brings hotspot support for iPhones, more airplay features, a new version of Safari and several other updates.

You Should be able to download the update form iTunes by connecting your device, Warning to jailbreakers i’d steer away from this for now!

Below is Apples complete list of new features/updates…

  • Personal Hotspot*
    Share iPhone 4 cellular data connection with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)
  • iTunes Home Sharing
    Play music, movies 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 dialing with a pause to send a passcode
  • Bug fixes
  • *Requires iPhone 4 with tethering data plan
    **Requires Apple TV (2nd generation) running software version 4.2 or later
    ***iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation)

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2 responses to “iOS 4.3 Released”

  1. Alex says:

    Great post again! I might be tempted to get an iPhone 4 if their hotspot feature works over here since the college wi-fi has about 1% uptime lol

  2. Mark Haynes says:


    Thanks Alex, I use my 3GS as a hotspot quite a lot really for the iPad when not in Uni or at home, which made me think about getting a iPad with 3G but then obviously that’s more cost per month.

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