Apple Releases iOS 4.3 for iPhone and iPad

Today Apple have released their latest Operating System for the iPhone and iPad. As usual, if you want the upgrade, you will need to download the latest version of iTunes to be able to install it.

Benefits of the new OS include:

Airplay Enhancements
Safari Performance
iTunes Home Sharing
iPad Side Switch (you now have a choice of the action it performs)
Personal Hotspot for iPhone 4

The one key benefit (for me) is the ability to control what the Side Switch does on the iPad. In the original iPad OS – the Side Switch locked the screen rotation and stopped the screen from rotating from portrait to landscape and vice-versa if you rotated the iPad. On the next iOS for the iPad, the switch suddenly controlled the volume so that you could quickly mute the sound and the Rotation Lock involved Double-Pressing the home button, sliding to the settings screen and then unlocking or locking the screen – much more cumbersome.

Now you can choose between Screen Lock or Volume Mute in the General Settings – mine is back to Screen Lock!!

For more information about the new iOS 4.3- please visit this link:

iOS 4.3 is compatible with the following Apple Hardware:
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPod Touch 3rd Generation
iPod Touch 4th Generation
iPad 2