Apple announces iOS 4.3

After the exciting announcement of the iPad 2, Apple had more announcements in store.

The next major release of the operating system is iOS 4.3. The new update will include a faster JavaScript engine, for faster web processing of specific pages. It will also include iTunes home sharing (AirPlay), allowing you to share videos from your handheld device to your AppleTV or iPad device. iOS 4.3 will also come with a personal hotspot feature, allowing you to create a wireless hotspot using your 3G connection to connect other devices (up to 5). The hotspot feature will be available for the iPhone 4 only.

iPad users will be able to set their own preference for their mute and rotation locks, allowing you to customize your iPad to your liking. iOS 4.3 will be available for the original iPad, iPhone 3Gs and 4 (GSM) and iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation) and iPad 1 and 2.

iOS 4.3 will also include AirPrint, enhanced mail app with unified inboxes, iTunes TV show rentals, a find my iPhone, iPod and iPod touch application, which displays its location on a map (3G enabled).

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