iOS 4.3 features: What to expect
Personal hotspots and wireless sharing amongst the features tipped for iOS 4.3
The latest Apple OS update appears to be nearing launch, bringing with it all manner of feature goodies set to make us even more inseparable from our beloved Apple tech.
iOS 4.3 beta versions have been in the hands of developers for some time now, and looking beyond minor cosmetic updates such as a new FaceTime icon, and a redesigned iPad keyboard, we've taken a look at the more notable features set to change your iLife once again.
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iOS 4.3 features: in-app subscriptions
Confirmed by the launch of the Daily iPad newspaper last week, developers and publishers will soon be able to charge for applications on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. The Daily is currently free to download for the next two weeks, by the end of which we expect the in-app subs to tie in nicely with an official iOS 4.3 launch.
iOS 4.3 features: Multitouch gestures
You can see a video below of the new multitouch gestures in action below
iOS 4.3 features: Personal hotspots
iOS 4.3 features: Airplay support for third-party apps
Apple introduced the feature which allows users to stream video, audio and photos from other Apple devices such as Apple TV over Wi-Fi when it first launched iOS 4.2. The iOS 4.3 beta revealed Airplay will now be available to developers of third party iOS applications, opening the opportunity for some interesting iPhone apps in the future.
iOS 4.3 features: New iPhone camera features
iPhone’s video camera is set to receive a live on-screen effects overhaul with mock thermal imaging, Kaleidoscope, Light Tunnel and X-ray effects all added to spice up your handset-shot footage.
iOS 4.3 features: 'Find my Friend'
iOS 4.3 features: Return of physical orientation lock switch
iOS 4.3 features: Wireless sharing
iOS 4.3 features: Larger iAd banners
The app within an app which embraces HTML 5 to bring interactive advertisements to your iDevices are set to get a whole lot bigger notably taking advantage of the iPad's 9.7-inch screen surroundings to deliver full-sized embedded video and games.
iOS 4.3 release date
The very latest on an official iOS 4.3 launch date point to February 14th which comes courtesy of a new report from the Cupertino fans at MacStories. Not too far behind the outbreak of iOS 4.3, it looks likely that an iPad 2 event will follow at the end of February if the latest from Japanese Mac site Macotakara proves correct. So, there could be plenty for Apple fanbois to look forward to in the coming weeks.