The newest version of Apple IOS 4.3 is out now and available via iTunes for most current generation Apple Devices. Obviously we are more intrigued about what this new update offers for iPad 1 and 2 users. One of the most exciting features implemented in this latest update was the restored ability to use the button next to the volume keys to use it as a orientation lock.
Apple originally said this update would be released around March 11th when the new iPad 2 is set to drop. Obviously they released it a bit early today to give users some great new features ahead of the major launch. There is a new version of the mobile version of Safari which updates it with its new Java Nitro technology, which should see a faster internet browsing experience.
Another great feature is the ability for a PC or MAC to be able to share audio, music, and videos to any IOS 4.3 device in your house.
One of the best features is reserved only for the iPad 2 with its new Dongle to be able to output your Apple iPad 2 via the Apple port to connect to your TV via HDMI. The new support will view 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps.
There is of course some other minor features to speak of, but nothing too noteworthy. Check the update out today, my favorite feature is the ability to lock the orientation on the device like we used to be able to.
Many users have been wondering on how to set the button above the volume switches to make it lock the orientation. By default after IOS 4.2 the button switched from being the lock button to the mute button. In order to make that button the lock orientation button again you have to hit your settings menu, then hit general and you should see a button that says ‘Use Side switch to:’ and select Lock Rotation.
See the full list of new features HERE.
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