Hey folks it is not long since we told you that Apple seeded iOS4.3b1 and then so on to Developers and recently iOS4.3b3 is going to the latest. We also told you about the performance and our reviews on iOS4.3b3 running on iPad in the last post.
Apple is set to launch iOS 4.2.6 for Verizon’s CDMA iPhone 4 on February 10, but a 4.3 update may be made available just days later, bringing Personal Hotspot WiFi sharing to AT&T users.
Reader Loren reports that David Pogue, in his New York Times review of the Verizon iPhone 4, noted that the new Personal Hotspot feature would come to existing AT&T iPhone users on February 13, a date that no longer appears in his review.
The single new feature in Verizon’s iPhone is Personal Hotspot, where the iPhone becomes a Wi-Fi base station. Up to five laptops, iPod Touches or other gadgets can get online, using the phone as a glorified Internet antenna.
That’s incredibly convenient. Many other app phones have it — AT&T’s iPhone gets it on Feb. 13 — but Apple’s execution is especially nice. For example, the hot spot shuts itself off 90 seconds after the last laptop disconnects. That’s hugely important, because these personal hot spot features are merciless battery drains.
Earlier today, John Gruber of the Daring Fireball speculated that iOS 4.3 would be released within two weeks, based upon the idea that Verizon Wireless had sponsored a free two week period of News Corps’ new Daily news app.
If it will take two weeks so we can expect another beta soon next week and then the GM for iOS4.3. And don’t forget the Golden Dates