iOS 4.3 GM is here!

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Yes you read correctly the GM/final release of iOS 4.3 is here. You can get it via Jailbreak Zone along with release notes. Remember you don’t need to have your devices UDID number registered on a dev account to use this firmware. The only requirement is iTunes 10.2 available here. Also, remember the dev-team has not released a jailbreak for this firmware as of this posting. So, if you rely on jailbreak or unlock give it a week or so and the jailbreak should become available.

iOS 4.3 March 11th with iPad 2!!!

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Via ModMyI…

Apple announced today at their iPad event that the iPad 2 would ship with a new version of iOS, iOS 4.3. The update builds on software additions found in previous versions of iOS 4.

Apple highlighted many new features in the upcoming software update. Safari performance will be improved enhanced using the “Nitro JavaScript engine.” Apple’s Scott Forstall add’s that Safari’s performance will be “significantly increased” using the new engine. Also included in iOS 4.3 is iTunes Home Sharing, allowing a user to stream their entire iTunes library to their iDevice via wi-fi. As expected, AirPlay will now be available for all applications, including video and audio played within Safari.

For iPad, iOS 4.3 will allow users to choose a preference for their switch, they can use it for mute or as a rotation lock. As expected, the GSM iPhone 4 will also get the personal hotspot feature, which first appeared on the CDMA iPhone 4 in iOS 4.2.6.

iOS 4.3 will also be available for the original iPad, iPhone 4 (GSM version) and iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation, and will ship with the iPad 2 on March 11.

Source:
Apple Event
Engadget LiveBlog

iOS 4.3 GM coming soon? official release March 2nd?

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As Boy Genius Report states

“One of our Apple sources has just informed us that it looks like Apple has finalized the code for its upcoming iOS 4.3 release. The build, we’re told, is 8F190 for those keeping track. Maybe we’ll see this release unify the Verizon iPhone OS-wise as well? We’ll probably see this in the wild next week if we had to bet…”

Some sources speculate that the GM, or Golden Master which is usually the final and public version except the 4.2/4.2.1 debacle, version of the 4.3 firmware could become available to developers as early as today! Remember the official way to obtain this firmware is to be a developer or have your iDevice’s UDID number register on a dev’s account. Now if you want to feel like a pirate you can always hit the torrents for the firmware. Also, remember that no official jailbreak for iOS 4.3 has been released by the dev-team so if you rely on jailbreak and/or unlock I would hold off on updating! Hopefully a full feature list will be released soon along with the GM!