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Apple iOS 4.3

Apple’s iOS 4.3 is now available for download (FREE) via iTunes here in the Philippines. It offers a lot of fixes but the biggest feature is the ability to turn your iPhone into a Personal Hotspot. Basically you can now use your iPhone to be a mobile WiFi modem. This means less costs because you don’t have to pay for a MiFi anymore or an additional data plan. You can just get the P1200 unlimited surfing postpaid option for your line and share it via WiFi to your laptop or iPad.

Here are the other features:

Personal Hotspot*
– Share iPhone 4 cellular data connection with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)

iTunes Home Sharing
– Play music, movies and TV shows from a shared iTunes library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)

New AirPlay features**
– Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps and websites on Apple TV
– Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using transitions available on Apple TV

Misc.
– Faster Safari performance with Apple Nitro JavaScript engine
– HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter***
– View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party – – apps on an HDMI display
– Ping features
– Push notifications for comments and follow requests
– Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing screen
– Parental controls
– New Settings
– Messages setting for number of times to repeat an alert
– iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute audio notifications and sound effects
– Single tap conference call dialing with a pause to send a passcode
– Bug fixes

*Requires iPhone 4 with tethering data plan
**Requires Apple TV (2nd generation) running software version 4.2 or later
***iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation)

For information on the security content of this update, please visit:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

This update is available via iTunes.

Via Apple Manila

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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