iOS 4.3.1 released

Apple released iOS 4.3.1 to users today. The software is available through the typical iTunes delivery method. The update has not been available for Verizon CDMA customers yet. The update addresses some minor bugs and performance tweaks. According to the update itself,

This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

- Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation)
- Resolves bugs related to activating and connecting to some cellular networks
- Fixes image flicker when using Apple Digital AV Adapter with some TVs
- Resolves an issue authenticating with some enterprise web services

The update applies iPhones 4 and 3GS, iPads 1 and 2, and generation 3 and 4 of iPod Touch. There had been rumors that the update would fix some battery life issues, but that has not been confirmed yet.

There were other issues and fixes rumored to be part of this update, but as of now, the few fixes mentioned in the software update are all we have to go on. It was rumored that an iPad 2 jailbreaking vulnerability was patched as well, and there is no mention of the DST bug that plagued users again two weeks ago.

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It is a little faster than 4.3. But the animation going in and out of apps is still really jerky on my 3GS. When moving around tiles in Words With Friends, the animation is still a bit jerky. They really took a fun experience and ruined it.

I'm running Windows 7 and have the latest version of iTunes installed, my iPhone 3GS was running 4.3 and I was trying to update to 4.3.1. I'd directly downloaded the update from Apple's servers and did the shift click on the update button because the normal method through iTunes has never worked for me. Anyway the update stopped soon after it started, now there's the Apple logo and a loading bar that's not moved for three hours and neither has the loading bar in iTunes, I decieded to unplug the device and try again but I can't even power off my phone, it's just stuck with the previously mentioned screen on it, holding down the power button for a while doesn't seem to do anything. And when I replug it in to iTunes it doesn't come up in the left hand bar.

Help please, thanks in advance.

thealexweb said,
I'm running Windows 7 and have the latest version of iTunes installed, my iPhone 3GS was running 4.3 and I was trying to update to 4.3.1. I'd directly downloaded the update from Apple's servers and did the shift click on the update button because the normal method through iTunes has never worked for me. Anyway the update stopped soon after it started, now there's the Apple logo and a loading bar that's not moved for three hours and neither has the loading bar in iTunes, I decieded to unplug the device and try again but I can't even power off my phone, it's just stuck with the previously mentioned screen on it, holding down the power button for a while doesn't seem to do anything. And when I replug it in to iTunes it doesn't come up in the left hand bar.

Help please, thanks in advance.

Try a DFU Restore http://modmyi.com/wiki/index.p..._To:_Enter_DFU_Restore_Mode

is it me, or didn't actually reset the phone?
usually it deletes everything, upgrade, then restore and re-sync.

this time not even a reboot?

AlexMagik said,
is it me, or didn't actually reset the phone?
usually it deletes everything, upgrade, then restore and re-sync.

this time not even a reboot?

Doesn't usually delete everything here.

AlexMagik said,
is it me, or didn't actually reset the phone?
usually it deletes everything, upgrade, then restore and re-sync.

this time not even a reboot?

It should only do that if you restore, not update.

Michael Collado said,
Feels snappier.

Same here No glitches, slider response is awesome again. Animations are very smooth like before 4.3

Have they fixed the AppStore bug; where it doesn't always remember your list position after viewing an app page? The genius feature does this every single time I return to the apps list after viewing an app. It's really annoying. Especially if you're 5 pages down the list. Every single time I look at an app I have to tunnel through three hundred apps to get back where I was.

Yesterday I went to talk to my career where I bought my phone 3GS from (i have issues which starts during call) anyway, the guy said that apple will releases an update which is gonna fix this problem too, I asked if he was sure about it he was like yeah, that is what I read in apple's page. (i have read too but i didn't see anywhere which says fix for this bug) I so badly gonna go tomorrow and have a serious talk with them. I am very disappointed.

nabz0r said,
Yesterday I went to talk to my career where I bought my phone 3GS from (i have issues which starts during call) anyway, the guy said that apple will releases an update which is gonna fix this problem too, I asked if he was sure about it he was like yeah, that is what I read in apple's page. (i have read too but i didn't see anywhere which says fix for this bug) I so badly gonna go tomorrow and have a serious talk with them. I am very disappointed.

He's obviously just trying to fob you off, keep going till they cave in.

thealexweb said,

He's obviously just trying to fob you off, keep going till they cave in.


Yes I was sure he was lying, and I didn't want to say anything and wait to prove him wrong when I go there next time.

EPIC Fail on Apple's part. I tried to update 2 IPAD2 units, both failed, 2 different machines used. Had to do a restore on both.

thejohnnyq said,
EPIC Fail on Apple's part. I tried to update 2 IPAD2 units, both failed, 2 different machines used. Had to do a restore on both.

Using the word epic is fail in itself. Destroys its importance. On a side note, did u try using different machine? Its an iTunes problem and not any hardware or software update fault.

sanke1 said,

Using the word epic is fail in itself. Destroys its importance. On a side note, did u try using different machine? Its an iTunes problem and not any hardware or software update fault.

2 different machines, 2 different iPad 2 units. One took 17 tries, finally had to force factory reset on one unit (3G unit) and only 4 tries on wifi unit.
The update has fixed some of the networking issue, but some new ones now show up.

' Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation)'

PHEW ..About time, my girl was getting ****ed off with that issue.
No glitches on my iPhone 4 though

I love how these update notes are written with such care.

The first is "occasional". The others are all "some".

Why not just say fixed a bug with...

SK[ said,]I love how these update notes are written with such care.

The first is "occasional". The others are all "some".

Why not just say fixed a bug with...

/sarcasm? I can't tell.

After reading the history of MacOS the other day on Neowin it made me relive the aches and pains that Mac users everywhere must have gone though. Growth is a struggle and I really kind of like that Apple pushes things the way they do. It's not always comfortable either. At times giving up stability for (what some might not call) innovation while they work towards a complete system.

The move to iOS-based OS is exciting.

error404ts said,
After reading the history of MacOS the other day on Neowin it made me relive the aches and pains that Mac users everywhere must have gone though. Growth is a struggle and I really kind of like that Apple pushes things the way they do. It's not always comfortable either. At times giving up stability for (what some might not call) innovation while they work towards a complete system.

The move to iOS-based OS is exciting.

I will never by a iOS-based OS on a computer. They would totally lose me as a customer.

hagjohn said,

I will never by a iOS-based OS on a computer. They would totally lose me as a customer.


...this doesn't really make sense. iOS is OS X at the core and there's no practical move to make on a desktop or laptop like this. Two totally different things (for now!).

McG said,
...this doesn't really make sense. iOS is OS X at the core and there's no practical move to make on a desktop or laptop like this. Two totally different things (for now!).

I don't think things will change; from what I see, iOS is being used as a incubator to new ideas such as AV Foundation first appearing in iOS and now will make its way into Lion as a public API (it currently exists on Snow Leopard as a private API). There will be features cross back and forths between the platform but the two will never be 'one' given that they're targeted at two entirely different work flows.

thommcg said,
650MB... They really need to work on the file size of iOS updates.

I think that clean install is better than patching.

alexalex said,

I think that clean install is better than patching.

There's no reason they can't offer both. Try the patch, and if you have problems then perform a clean install.

But of course Apple like to dumb things down for the user so they're unlikely to do this.

thommcg said,
650MB... They really need to work on the file size of iOS updates.
Its probably the retina graphics, ios 4.0 for the ipod 4g (retina) was ~600mb but for the ipod 2g (non retina) it was ~300mb.

TangoEight said,
Its probably the retina graphics, ios 4.0 for the ipod 4g (retina) was ~600mb but for the ipod 2g (non retina) it was ~300mb.

Nope. Break open the SDK. There are very few rasterized images in the OS. A few meg at most.

McG said,

Nope. Break open the SDK. There are very few rasterized images in the OS. A few meg at most.
Fair enough, never looked in the sdk :grumbles something about mac only:

Hardcore Til I Die said,
There's no reason they can't offer both. Try the patch, and if you have problems then perform a clean install.

But of course Apple like to dumb things down for the user so they're unlikely to do this.

They already do on Mac OS X and all hell breaks loose hence "try the combo update" is the first reply to any questions regarding problems after an update. I'd sooner they just go straight for the combo update every time and avoid the fiascos that normally happen with a delta.

Mr Nom Nom's said,

They already do on Mac OS X and all hell breaks loose hence "try the combo update" is the first reply to any questions regarding problems after an update. I'd sooner they just go straight for the combo update every time and avoid the fiascos that normally happen with a delta.

You say "all hell breaks loose" but for every problem post on a message board there's probably 1,000 people with no problems whatsoever.

If it was such a fiasco they wouldn't offer that method of updating at all would they

alexalex said,

I think that clean install is better than patching.

I'm not concerned whether it's a patch or a clean install; simply that 650MB is excessive (We don't all have fast broadband connections and large monthly GB allowances). As already pointed it, it used to be half the size.

Hardcore Til I Die said,
"The update has not been available for Verizon CDMA customers yet."

Could this be the start of iOS fragmentation??

I don't think Apple is going to lag too far behind on that. They aren't Microsoft or Google, after all.

Hardcore Til I Die said,
Could this be the start of iOS fragmentation??

Nah, the iPad was on a different build for a very long time, everything will catch up with iOS 5's release.

Hardcore Til I Die said,
"The update has not been available for Verizon CDMA customers yet."

Could this be the start of iOS fragmentation??


Unified iOS 5

Hercules said,
I don't think Apple is going to lag too far behind on that. They aren't Microsoft or Google, after all.

Google doesn't really waste time with Android releases, it's up to the various carriers and manufacturers to make the newest flavour of Android work with their custom software. Blame them not Google

Hardcore Til I Die said,

Google doesn't really waste time with Android releases, it's up to the various carriers and manufacturers to make the newest flavour of Android work with their custom software. Blame them not Google

It's easier for the iMorons and Windows Fail 7 people to attack Google. Don't you know that?

ccoltmanm said,
I hope those holding out on releasing jailbreaks unleash them. 4.2.1 is getting stale.

On 2.2.1 jailbroken here still with no problems.

ccoltmanm said,
I hope those holding out on releasing jailbreaks unleash them. 4.2.1 is getting stale.

IOS 4.1 still stable I am going to halt updating until iOS 5 most probably.