Apple iOS 4.3 Likely Coming Next Week, May Correspond with iPad 2 Launch
It would be hard to believe that the timing of anything Apple does is just dumb luck. With the big iPad 2 launch event coming on March 2, it’s no surprise to us that we’re seeing several new items of business coming down the pipeline. In addition to seeing some big changes in the MobileMe service, we are also hearing from BGR that Apple is now finalizing the GM (Golden Master) code for iOS 4.3, paving the way for full release sometime next week.
The build is 8F190, and is rumored to feature mobile hotspots for AT&T’s iPhone 4. While new multitouch gestures were tested out in some of the betas, Apple mentioned that this was simply a test build to help measure developer reaction, and will not be included in the final version. As for other features, we’re also hoping to see additional wireless AirPlay features reminiscent of DLNA.
Typically the GM seed of a new OS update becomes available for developers roughly a week before it gets sent out to the general public. We hope this is the case and that we’ll see the new update ready to go for the March 2 event.