Whats so new about iOS 4.3?

Now that apple has seeded iOS 4.3 beat 1 build with, we should at least check out the new cool features, shall we? The thing is, iPhone 3G and 2 G have not even been updated with an iOS 4.3 beta 1. May be coz their support has been dropped by Apple.

Well, here are the new features.

iPad Hardware Rotation Lock Is Back:

This feature has been seen before but It was removed and now its back again. It lets you choose for the switch to be either act as an orientation lock or the new mute switch.

New Multi-Touch Gestures Added To The iPad:

Brand new four and five finger multi-touch gestures have been brought to the iPad. According to Apple:

This beta release contains a preview of new Multi-Touch gestures for iPad. You can use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen; swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar; and swipe left or right between apps.

Fun Video Camera Effects To The iPhone / iPod Touch Camera App:

A new file in updated SDK hints at some new video camera effects that are possibly coming to the iPhon

e / iPod native camera app.

  • Thermal Camera
  • X-ray
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Normal
  • Tunnel of Light
  • Collapse
  • Turbine
  • Enlarge

New Messages Alert Settings For iPhone:

A setting for new messages alert allows you to set repeat notification up to 10 times at two minute intervals each.

Personal Hotspot Feature Comes To GSM iPhones:

The biggest new feature added to iOS 4.3 is the WiFi ‘Personal HotSpot’ option as found in Verizon CDMA iPhone 4. We did already tell you about it didn’t we? The feature is carrier dependent and will allow users to connect up to five devices simultaneously over WiFi to share their iPhone’s data connection. Early reports confirm that the feature is a ‘go’ on AT&T.

A New Font In Notes App For iPad:

A new font named “Noteworthy” has been added to the iPad notes app.

FaceTime Gets A New Icon:

A new FaceTime icon has been added to supported devices i.e iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G.

Fullscreen iAds:

iAd full screen banners have been introduced to grab the attention of users by taking advantage of the large screen of iPad for a better interactive iAd experience.

Besides that the keyboard has been slightly changed and new App store interference has been introduced.