Apple finalises first iOS 4.3 update
Firmware revision imminent?
Apple will update iOS 4.3 to 4.3.1 within a week or two, it has been claimed.
No prizes for spotting that it'll be a relatively minor release - a fact highlighted by the bug-fix list posted by BGR.
The new firmware contains only two notable tweaks: new baseband code for the iPad and iPhone 3GS, and "fixed iPad 2 jailbreak vulnerability".
The latter will send hackers scurrying back to their code, undoubtedly to find an alternative to the particular hole Apple seems now to have patched. iOS 4.3 was cracked last week.
BGR's source would seem to be someone within Apple. iOS update details usually come from developers, but Apple has yet to post a pre-release version of iOS 4.3.1 to third-party coders, we hear. ®
You'll have to pay for it...
I'm not a jailbreak expert but I think the jailbreak equivalent to Hotspot is something called MyWi, which is $24.99 on Cydia, or $4.99 if you're upgrading from an older version. So if you do jailbreak, be prepared to spend some cash. It's not all open source and freebies outside of the walled garden.
How about the new WiFi Hotspot feature on 3GS?
I understand that Mr. Jobs et al are withholding the WiFi Hotspot feature from pre-4 iPhones.
Anyone understand why? I mean, besides marketing?
I might have to look into Jail Breaking my iPhone if they're going to play silly games...
Missing a few bugs Apple...
Graphics on iPod Touch 4G when you get a reminder in standby for one thing...
You might want to make it a bit Snappier(tm) as well.
Still not fixed the really tricky stuff, then?
Which is - it seems - making alarms work properly (or at all) over Daylight Saving and New Year boundaries.
Apple: generously supplying their very own version of the Y2K bug at least 3 times a year...
Timezone DST Problem
So they've still not fixed the Timezone / Daylight Savings Time issue then?