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Apple iOS 4.3.2 update addresses FaceTime, 3G shortcomings

Apple software release good news for iPhone, iPad users

By , Network World
April 14, 2011 02:42 PM ET

Network World - Apple Thursday issued its iOS 4.3.2 mobile operating system release, an update designed to make FaceTime video calls and 3G wireless connectivity work better.

More specifically, the software update addresses FaceTime freeze-ups and problems international users were having connecting to 3G networks from their iPads.

The incremental release, which also incorporates security updates, is available  for the iPhone 4 GSM model, iPhone 3GS, all iPad tablets, and newer iPod touches. A separate software update, iOS 4.2.7, applies to Verizon CDMA iPhones.

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The iPhone Hacks blog warns against updating jailbroken iPhones to the new software release "until iPhone Dev team and iHh8sn0w release the updated jailbreaking tools for iOS 4.3.2 and iOS 4.2.7."

Apple issued iOS 4.3 in early March, adding support for faster browsing and personal WiFi hotspots.

Apple plans to use its sold-out Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June to reveal what’s next for iOS and other software.

Read more about wireless & mobile in Network World's Wireless & Mobile section.

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