Apple’s iOS 4.3 is now available for download in iTunes. The build went live at 10 a.m. PDT. It is compatable with both the iPad and upcoming iPad 2, as well as the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and third and fourth generation iPod touches.
The latest iOS 4 update, which could be the final one ahead of the expected launch of iOS 5.0 later this year, includes the long awaited Personal Hotspot feature for AT&T/GSM iPhones. This will allow users to share their iPhone’s cellular data connection with a Mac, PC, iPad or other Wi-Fi-capable device.
Verizon iPhone customers have been able to use this feature since the handset was released in February. However, these customers will have to wait to get other features of iOS 4.3.
The CDMA handset is not compatible with this release. Because of this, a separate build for those customers is expected shortly.
Another exciting feature is iTunes Home Sharing. Now users can listen to music, play a podcast, or watch a movie or television show from their Mac or PC to their iPhone/iPod touch or iPad over a shared Wi-Fi network.
AirPlay has also been enhanced, allowing the streaming of photos from your iDevice to your HDTV via Apple TV.
Finally, Apple is giving users more control of their iPad switch. It can now be customized to lock the screen rotation or mute the volume.
The iOS 4.3 update also includes a number of smaller tweaks and updates, and bug fixes.
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