If you connect your iOS device to iTunes and check for updates, you should now get the option to update to iOS 4.3- two full days before it was officially supposed to launch. iOS 4.3 brings a few new features to the different devices, see a full list here or Apple’s iOS 4.3 page here. Of these features, the iPad will get improved AirPlay capabilities, options to choose what the side lock button does (mute/orientation lock), improvements to Safari, support for the HDMI adapter, some finger gestures and iTunes Home Sharing. I don’t care about any of these features so I’m not going to bother updating when the iPad 2 is 2 weeks away (international release is March 25), but I know that some people are going to go crazy over the return of the physical orientation lock and any Apple TV owners will certainly appreciate the AirPlay improvements.
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Andreas Ødegård was an associate editor at Pocketables. He's more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets and tends to stick with his choice of device for a long time as a result of that. Currently that includes an iPad mini and a Samsung Galaxy S II.