iOS 4.3.1 confirmed, goes hands-on

Just two days after rumours indicated Apple would release a minor iOS update within a fortnight, iOS 4.3.1 has appeared in the virtual flesh.

While details are scarce, Boy Genius Report (BGR) apparently managed to convince an Apple contact to update a reporter's iPhone to the as-yet unreleased latest version of iOS. Being a point release, iOS 4.3.1 is expected to include only bug fixes, some of which reportedly are:

*A baseband update for the iPhone 3GS and iPad.
*A fix for a memory hang that results in memory corruption when reading large files from USIM filesystem.
*A fix for a problem with NTLM authentication in apps and on websites.
*A fix for an issue with the Springboard and 3rd party apps not recognizing the gyroscope on the iPad 2.

Battery life was also apparently ''a tad bit better'' with iOS 4.3.1 installed, though BGR admitted their observations were far from scientific.

The update will also apparently include a fix for an iPad 2 vulnerability used by hacker Comex to jailbreak Apple's new tablet earlier this month. Comex has disputed that report and said an iOS 4.3 jailbreak has not been prevented before suggesting a vulnerability in the iPad 2 bootrom may have been discovered. A bootrom vulnerability would be impossible for Apple to fix without releasing updated hardware.

It also remains to be seen whether the Verizon iPhone will receive the 4.3.1 update. It is also unknown whether iOS 4.3.1 will include fixes for graphical corruption issues experienced by iPod touch owners, or the now-infamous daylight savings bug.

According to BGR's source, iOS 4.3.1 remains on schedule for a release within one to two weeks.

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Mike Brown said,
Hopefully battery life gets back to how it was - mine took a big hit when I upgraded to 4.3
If your battery life is bad: Try turning off Ping and Sign Out of the Apple Store when you are not using it. Something it wrong with the Apple Store and Ping that it is using Battery Power way 2 often in 4.3! Also try recharging 2 full battery life and then let it run down 2 zero and then recharge it to 100 again. You can read more @ http://discussions.apple.com/Iphone

iOS 4.3 crippled my iPhone 3GS. The transitions and animations were so laggy that I spent half a day downgrading back down to 4.2.1.

I won't trust another update until I hear enough reviews first.

hevidac said,
iOS 4.3 crippled my iPhone 3GS. The transitions and animations were so laggy that I spent half a day downgrading back down to 4.2.1.
How exactly can you downgrade an IOS? If my guess is correct, you just Voided your Warrenty with both Apple and Apple Care!

I won't trust another update until I hear enough reviews first.


Hmm am not having any battery issues on my iphone 4, battery lasts a few days. Then again I only do light browsing and a few games on angry birds & doodle jump

When I close the app by clicking the home button, I then always double click home item and hold down on the active apps and close them all

[The Battery Issue is with Ping and the App Store! Turn both off and calibrate your battery and you won't have a problem]

Dan~ said,
Hmm am not having any battery issues on my iphone 4, battery lasts a few days. Then again I only do light browsing and a few games on angry birds & doodle jump

When I close the app by clicking the home button, I then always double click home item and hold down on the active apps and close them all


That picture is Photo Shopped, there should be no lettes next to the 4.3.1, on my AT&T Apple IPhone 3GS it just says 4.3 with nothing after it in parentases, like I previously said: The members of http://developer.apple.com (including me) usually get 3 Beta's and an advance copy of 1 GM Build of every IOS release via downloads before it gets released to the general public!

kevpan815 said,
That picture is Photo Shopped, there should be no lettes next to the 4.3.1, on my AT&T Apple IPhone 3GS it just says 4.3 with nothing after it in parentases, like I previously said: The members of http://developer.apple.com (including me) usually get 3 Beta's and an advance copy of 1 GM Build of every IOS release via downloads before it gets released to the general public!

No, it's not. There's a build number blurred out there for some reason.

My iPhone 4 - Version: 4.3 (8F190)

kevpan815 said,
That picture is Photo Shopped, there should be no lettes next to the 4.3.1, on my AT&T Apple IPhone 3GS it just says 4.3 with nothing after it in parentases, like I previously said: The members of http://developer.apple.com (including me) usually get 3 Beta's and an advance copy of 1 GM Build of every IOS release via downloads before it gets released to the general public!
Update: I called Apple and they told me that there is NO SUCH BUILD AS 4.3.1 and that you guys will be hearing from them soon! I was looking @ Itunes by mistake, by the way and I now do notice the (8F190) after the 4.3 in the about section. Just fyi.

raskren said,

No, it's not. There's a build number blurred out there for some reason.

My iPhone 4 - Version: 4.3 (8F190)

THE REASON IT'S BLURRED OUT IT BECAUSE IT WAS PHOTO-SHOPPED!

kevpan815 said,
THE REASON IT'S BLURRED OUT IT BECAUSE IT WAS PHOTO-SHOPPED!

Yes, you're correct. Someone used Photoshop or some other photo editing software to blur the build number. What does that prove?

There is no need 4 a SNIP as I have called Apple and they said that thereis NO SUCH BUILD AS 4.3.1, and the lady assured me that if there were such a build that the Members of the Apple Developer Program would get it first AS A BETA! She also said that YOU GUYS WILL BE HEARING FROM APPLE SOON FOR FALSE NEWS REPORTING!

kevpan815 said,
There is no need 4 a SNIP as I have called Apple and they said that thereis NO SUCH BUILD AS 4.3.1, and the lady assured me that if there were such a build that the Members of the Apple Developer Program would get it first AS A BETA! She also said that YOU GUYS WILL BE HEARING FROM APPLE SOON FOR FALSE NEWS REPORTING!

Sorry, but I think I speak for everyone here when I say you're full of it.

kevpan815 said,
There is no need 4 a SNIP as I have called Apple and they said that thereis NO SUCH BUILD AS 4.3.1, and the lady assured me that if there were such a build that the Members of the Apple Developer Program would get it first AS A BETA! She also said that YOU GUYS WILL BE HEARING FROM APPLE SOON FOR FALSE NEWS REPORTING!
Oh, get off your high horse. There is no doubt that a new version is in development and it is very likely that it is, in fact, 4.3.1. Either way, the people answering the phones at Apple support would not know about what development goes on inside Apple.

kevpan815 said,
There is no need 4 a SNIP as I have called Apple and they said that thereis NO SUCH BUILD AS 4.3.1, and the lady assured me that if there were such a build that the Members of the Apple Developer Program would get it first AS A BETA! She also said that YOU GUYS WILL BE HEARING FROM APPLE SOON FOR FALSE NEWS REPORTING!

Wow. Calm down. There is not a beta release of every internal development build.

This was NOT the regular Apple Phone Number, this was the Special Apple Developer Program Tech Support Phone Number that I called, Just FYI!

At any rate: You guys should be expecting a Phone Call from Apple's Legal Department very soon who will ask you about this Boy Genious Guy and how 2 get in touch with him! They will most Lilly also ask you 2 cease and desist all conversation about this fake IOS 4.3.1 and 2 cease and desist all conversation with this Boy Genious Guy!

kevpan815 said,
At any rate: You guys should be expecting a Phone Call from Apple's Legal Department very soon who will ask you about this Boy Genious Guy and how 2 get in touch with him! They will most Lilly also ask you 2 cease and desist all conversation about this fake IOS 4.3.1 and 2 cease and desist all conversation with this Boy Genious Guy!

*facepalm*

kevpan815 said,
At any rate: You guys should be expecting a Phone Call from Apple's Legal Department very soon who will ask you about this Boy Genious Guy and how 2 get in touch with him! They will most Lilly also ask you 2 cease and desist all conversation about this fake IOS 4.3.1 and 2 cease and desist all conversation with this Boy Genious Guy!

Please send me a PM when that happens.

Can you list some applications you have developed - as a registered, certified iOS developer?

kevpan815 said,

I called Apple and they told me that there is NO SUCH BUILD AS 4.3.1 and that you guys will be hearing from them soon.

kevpan815 said,

YOU GUYS WILL BE HEARING FROM APPLE SOON FOR FALSE NEWS REPORTING!

kevpan815 said,

They will most Lilly also ask you 2 cease and desist all conversation about this fake IOS 4.3.1 and 2 cease and desist all conversation with this Boy Genious Guy!

kevpan815 said,
This was NOT the regular Apple Phone Number, this was the Special Apple Developer Program Tech Support Phone Number that I called

4.3.1 was just released. It's available in iTunes right now.
http://mobiputing.com/2011/03/...s-ios-4-3-1-bug-fix-update/

The Special Apple Developer Program Tech Support Phone Number sure is helpful. Or fictional. Whatever fits best in your twisted sense of reality.

Read the comments of this Lawrence guy @ the Public Apple IPhone 4 GSM Forums: he says that there is nothing with 4.3 and that there will NOT be a 4.3.1! http://discussions.apple.com/iPhone/ he is even worse 2 deal with than I am! I at least am admitting that Apple IOS 4.3 has a problem with both Ping and the App Store!

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