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iOS 4.3 Available For Download At 6PM UK Time?

Could Apple be dropping a bomb later this evening as it releases the iOS 4.3 four days before it is officially due to go out? Well according to BGR, this might well happen over the next few hours.

The site (opens in new tab) claims that one of its sources in the know has confirmed that the firmware will be released to the general public at 10AM PT today, which is 6PM UK Time, that's in just under an hour from now.

BGR's Jonathan Geller also says that mobile phone operators will be able to bump the number of supported wireless connections via the iOS 4.3 personal hotspot feature from the default three to a maximum of five.

iOS 4.3 is expected to be one of the better updates for Apple devices; early benchmarks carried out showed that the firmware can boost the performance of the iPad by as much as 250 per cent which means that it is likely to do the same for the iPod Touch (3G and 4G), the iPhone 4 and the 3GS as well; note that the iPhone 4 CDMA is not yet compatible with iOS 4.3

The other enhancements expected include the AirPlay feature across all devices, improved Safari performance thanks to the new Nitro JavaScript Engine, iTunes Home Sharing, Multitasking capability, Find My Device, AirPrint, the ability to organise things in folder and even better email management.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

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.