It hasn’t been that long since Apple released iOS 4.3, and according to Boy Genius Report, iOS 4.3.1 is coming very soon.
Besides fixing minor bugs, BGR said iOS 4.3.1 will also include Baseband updates for the iPhone 3GS and the original iPad. It will fix a problem that corrupts memory when reading big files from the USIM filesystem. Additionally, it will amend a problem with NTLM authentication in both apps and Web sites. The update will also fix a glitch that prevents Springboard and some third-party apps from recognizing the iPad 2’s gyroscope.
Just three days after the iPad 2 was released, developer and hacker Comex announced that he had jailbroken the device remotely. BGR said iOS 4.3.1 fixes jailbreak vulnerability for the iPad 2.
The next update to the OS could be released within the next two weeks, BGR noted. However, BGR also said that iOS 4.3 would be released on March 8, when it actually hit on March 9, so take these rumors with a grain of salt.
There’s no indication whether or not the Verizon iPhone 4 will be included in the update. Almost two weeks after its release for AT&T devices, iOS 4.3 still hasn’t been pushed out to the Verizon iPhone 4. For now, Verizon users are stuck with iOS 4.2. The Verizon iPhone 4 in the PC Mag Labs is currently running iOS 4.2.6.
Apple has not disclosed the reason as to why Verizon customers have been left in the cold, but one of most notable features included in iOS 4.3, the addition of personal hotspots, is already built in to the Verizon iPhone 4.
The Associated Press