Apple released the latest version of iOS. We not only have all the release notes, but an exclusive video demonstration of the new iOS 4.3 features to match! Explore iOS 4.3 in all its beauty.
Apple officially released iOS 4.3 on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. The timing is perfect as iPad 2 is being released on March 11th, and will be shipping with iOS 4.3 – fully loaded and ready to go.
iOS 4.3 Release Notes and New Features Explained
With every software release, naturally, there’s a new set of feature’s available to you. iOS 4.3 offers the following new features over previous versions of iOS.
Configurable iPad Side Switch: you know that little switch on the side of your iPad? You can now customize it to lock screen rotation, or mute volume quickly.
AirPlay Enhancements: AirPlay can now stream video selected from your Photos app. AirPlay-enabled apps and websites can also be sent to the big screen with ease. One of the best new AirPlay improvements aside from being able to stream video is the ability to share a slide show of your Photos with a multitude of new transition effects.
iTunes Home Sharing: now you can play your entire iTunes library from anywhere in the house. If it’s on your Mac or PC, you can play it on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch over a shared Wi-Fi network. This includes all iTunes content – music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, audiobooks – and yeah, all that good stuff.
Personal Hotspot with iPhone 4: by downloading iOS 4.3 on your iPhone 4, you can now mobilize your WiFi hotspot anywhere you can reach your 3G service. By enabling Personal Hotspot and tapping into 3G, you can share your cellular data connection with your Mac, PC, iPad, or other WiFi capable device. You can share your connection with up to five devices simultaneously over WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB. Three of those five connections can be WiFi, and each connection is password protected – making it secure.
iOS 4.3 Video Demo of New Features
Now that you have a core understanding of the new features afforded to Apple users with iOS 4.3, we encourage you to dig a little deeper with us. Have a look at our exclusive video demonstration of the new and improved features of iOS 4.3.
How to upgrade to iOS 4.3
It’s easy to upgrade. Simply connect your iOS device to iTunes and follow the simple upgrade prompts. Connect the cable, follow along, and you’re all set.