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Apple Set To Launch iOS 4.3 In December

The next version of Apple's mobile platform, iOS 4.3, may be set for an early launch in December as Apple plans to introduce a new digital newspaper, The Daily, produced exclusively for the iPad by News Corp.

A source close to the matter apparently told MacStories (opens in new tab) that a launch in Mid-December can be expected with the News Corp newspaper launched during an Apple event on the 9th of December.

The update will apparently also bring in in-app subscriptions, another potential cash cow for Apple, which will allow users to buy subscriptions or virtual goods without having to leave the application.

iOS 4.3 will also fix bugs - like the disappearing music library one - that have appeared in the current iOS 4.2 and iOS 4.2.1 We expect it to be the last major iOS to be released before the iPad 2 appears next year.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.